The Flag

I always think to Diane Arbus when I consider the American flag. Maybe due to the era of when they were taken they seem more authentic to me. Maybe the earnestness in the portraits gets to me. Yes thinking about the flag today when our political landscape is changing rapidly.   This one by photographer Read the full post…

Amy Sillman on Painting

Here’s possibly my favorite explanation about the what of painting. From the recently published Amy Sillman the All-Over. Excerpt from: Interview with Amy Sillman, Fabian Schöneich, December 2016 AS: Yes, people are always asking what paintings  mean− I responded by staging a joke*. I don’t really think you can understand a painting by reading about Read the full post…

Rat House

For three years and for many reasons I haven’t been able to go into the studio. Lately the main rationale though was I thought rats had gotten everything. I started crying when my brother-in-law braved the horror stories and we realized everything was intact. Everything will be all right.

Orange Sweater

Painting and retiling my heinous bathroom which I have been meaning to do for eleven years. The only way I can get through this mind numbing process is to circle back on Tyler Green’s MAN podcast, which like all things in life I’ve abandoned for awhile. During a double-header interview Tyler does with painter Wayne Read the full post…

For the love of WWF

Paint what you know. That’s what they say. The paintings above I would not consider well executed by any means, but they are small markers of what was life at a one point in time. They were made when I closed down a separate studio space to save money on rent, so by association they Read the full post…

The People’s Voice

After reading two trashings of the new Bjork Exhibit at MoMA, something from 3000 miles away that has penetrated my radar, I had to remind myself that the two voices were the famous and married art critics Smith (NYTimes) and Saltz (New York Magazine). Here is a fascinating 2013 interview with them in Interview Magazine on their working style Read the full post…

#tbt Tiny Tortures

throw back

I kind of like the Facebook device of throwback thursday. It can be a silly exercise but it gives you an excuse to pull things out of the archives of your life and look at them. Laugh at them. I’m in the process once again of setting up the painting studio and coming across photos Read the full post…