Tag Archive: digital

REASONS AND NEEDS

The process of art seems to require a societal (external) affirmation as well as an individual (internal) drive to make doing it worth the effort. The would-be artist therefore has both rational reasons… Continue reading

STOCK ART ZOMBIES

Imagine pretty and young urbanites with their skinny jeans and perfect hair, who are happy and arty at the same time—one or the other just ironically so, I assume. They, by owning the… Continue reading

GETTING FOOLED AGAIN

In an old book of moral tales there is a story about a band of emigrants is camped by a mountain. Their leader hears a bodiless voice calling him up the mountain so… Continue reading

ART IN THE DARK

The eye of outward sense is as the palm of a hand, The whole of the object is not grasped in the palm. —Rumi This image is a variation on the old story… Continue reading

TODAY’S SPECIAL

“A flambé of wild-caught Invisible Hand on a bed of wild greens with an agrodolce of cash…” Invisible hand is a metaphor of the 18th century English economist Adam Smith for the godlike—supra-human—correction… Continue reading

SELFOBJECT, ART OBJECT

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Usually when I get a drawing idea, I write it down, a graph or… Continue reading

CLUB HOT BUTTONS

The contest used to be on only for a couple of months, every couple of years, with the press claiming the role of referee. Now, it’s 24/7/52 on both the “conservative” talk shows… Continue reading

“JUST ANOTHER SHOW”

If you are as old as I am you remember when you bought a tool and you used it as long as you could. Of course new tools became available and you considered… Continue reading

God or golem?

A quarter of a millennium ago, the invisible hand of the free marketplace was thought to be an antidote to the tyranny of powerful monarchies and entrenched religions. Money would rule wisely, the… Continue reading

Nature Morte

Four rings break the silence the white noise machine provides, then my whinny voice speaks, “You’ve reached my answering machine; please leave a message,” finally two beeps and silence again. It all takes… Continue reading