Category Archives: visual art essay

Sometimes You’re the Bug

I’ve been singing The Bug while I do my work lately. It started with needing to replace a piece of trim on the carriage house (fancy word for garage). Uncovering one piece of wasted wood revealed another, and then others. … Continue reading

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Impressions of Warhol

People are always calling me a mirror and if a mirror looks into a mirror, what is there to see?—Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol There are artists we come to early in life, embrace right away and absorb … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Dance: the Art of Denis Gaston

The first things one notices when encountering Denis Gaston’s paintings and drawings are how varied the representations of the human face and figure are, how varied the techniques are to produce them, and how easy his work is to appreciate. … Continue reading

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Show at the Morean Arts Center

Thanks to the kind invitation of Denis Gaston, an artist I greatly admire, I will be showing my salvaged wood cutouts to the public for the first time. The following is based on my artist’s statement provided for the show … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett and the Silence of the Work

Next month I’ll be exhibiting some of my artworks (more on that soon) and was asked to write about the connection between my visual art and my writing. Those words are the basis for this post which happily coincides with … Continue reading

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On Manet

Manet is one of the most intriguing and one of the strangest painters in history. It is my view that before modernism in the arts was even established Manet was what we today call “postmodern”. This idea may appear radical … Continue reading

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A Book from My Library: Minimalism by Kenneth Baker

Why in the Lord’s name would I want to cover a dust jacket with stickers—why, especially, a book on Minimalism?

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