Goodbye to Derrida. It was thanks to Vroom Journal’s entry on the death of Jacques Derrida that informed me that the French deconstructionist had passed away this weekend. Years ago, a painting professor I took courses with had glommed onto the Deconstruction theories so hard, I have forever since footnoted it in my mind as “the D word”. These ideas about painting and “D” eventually saw there way into print– in books such as Changing Images of Pictorial Space: A History of Spatial Illusion in Painting. I was never a big proponent of Deconstruction, but the paintings I am working on right now are related to this said professor, so it has been strangely on my mind lately.