OUT OF PLAY

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” — Philip K. Dick The actors have left the stage, gone to their separate realities. The illusion of their chemistry… Continue reading

TODAY

Streaming bebop. Drinking oolong. Not going outside. Winter today is ugly. I can wait till Wednesday for errands. I could be working on OUT OF PLAY, the next painting, as both the image… Continue reading

BLACK MASS

The glasses are empty, the serving tray is empty, the painted artist’s palette, too. Everything in artworld is empty. In the beginning art had a sacred function; it was used to facilitate communication… Continue reading

TEXT ME WHEN THE TRIAL STARTS

OK, I made a drawing that I thought I’d like to post, I made it the same day I first thought up the idea in my journal. It is a quickie photoshop, but… Continue reading

IRONY

Perhaps paradox or ambiguity? Or even an oxymoron? I don’t know which of these words best describes the image above, but as I know we seem to use them almost interchangeably, it doesn’t… Continue reading

ROCKING HORSE LOSER

This image is an updated four horsemen of the apocalypse. Centaurs actually, but keeping with the tradition colors, back row from the left: The red[neck] steed is civil war, in other words, xenophobia… Continue reading

IMAGINARY PRISONS

“Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money!” —Allen Ginsberg, Howl This post’s illustration idea was manifest (scribbled, but not doodled in my journal) before I remembered the Giovanni… Continue reading

ACTIVE LAZINESS

A modern psychomachia or a post-moderm repressive-desublimation The image above (post-career painting #21) looks like a Goya “black painting.” He painted 14 or 15 saturnine murals for himself alone when he was over… Continue reading

SIMPLISISMUS

Just a simple idea congealing from a typical stream-of-conspicuousness monologue, another variation on paradise lost. The culture which I was raised uses the Bible for a source of the just-so stories and moral… Continue reading

KAFKA WAS RIGHT

“‘What’s happened to me,’ he thought. It was no dream.” —Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis Gregor Samsa says this of his novel dehumanization; that it was no dream, it was the plotting of the… Continue reading