CONSUMING DESIRES

The above image is based on a pen and ink work from 1987 concerning being held captive by one’s consuming desires. Back then you were defined by what you owned and displayed. You… Continue reading

PARADISE DENIED

This image (Painting 002) revisits one of the Abrahamic religions’ most fundamental myths: Adam and Eve expelled from paradise. On it, I map a corresponding USA myth. Masaccio’s Adam and Eve are replaced… Continue reading

SECOND CHILDHOOD

In a comment on the previous post regarding post-career life a friend of 60+ years said, “To the extent our old bodies [and finances] will allow, we should become kids again, uncorrupted by… Continue reading

PAINTING 001

Because my art-like objects kept me fed and sheltered for nearly 40 yrs and allowed me to set some cash aside for retirement, I was foolish enough to believe that they would be… Continue reading

CLOUD DELUSIONS

The upper half of the image is about clouds/The Cloud. Two meanings here. First, cloud watchers seeing anything they want to in them, and second the technically faithful believers trusting their digital dreams… Continue reading

CAFE A MUSE REVISITED

It’s been a while, since my previous post. I have moved 800 miles away from where I lived for 43 years and it’s taken me three months to even begin to re-settle. I’ve… Continue reading

NOT FOOLING THE I

A flat in a play, a trompe-l’œil work showing an object of conspicuous consumption plus a couple of people who admire such things. The protagonist realizing the pointlessness of keeping up his part… Continue reading

GHOSTS

“—What is a ghost? Stephen said with tingling energy. One who has faded into impalpability through death, through absence, through change of manners.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses Yes, People become more ghost-like as… Continue reading

RAFT OF SOMETHING

We need to figure a way to get trump out of our consciousness. it’s not a party he’s taken over, though that he has, but also the only life raft available when our… Continue reading

THREE STEREOTYPES WALK INTO A BAR

“We replaced the dialogue with the communiqué.” —Albert Camus The image here illustrates a joke, “Three stereotypes walk into a bar … they order drinks and wait for the punch line.” Stereotyping, while… Continue reading