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Dewey Out Loud

If it weren’t for the memory of the friend who gave me a copy of John Dewey’s Art as Experience I probably would not have worked all the way through it. Advertisements

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Conrad Aiken and the Anthropological Machine

Linnaeus’s genius consists not so much in the resoluteness with which he places man among the primates as in the irony with which he does not record—as he does with the other species—any specific identifying characteristic next to the generic … Continue reading

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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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