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Orphaned

  Talking is highly overrated; at times, even unnatural. Many people fill the space they are frightened by with their own words. Interjecting themselves into places in which they do not belong. Other sentients go about their days in relative quietude. There are moments of exchange – even chatter for some, but we as human, […]

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New Work

It is about that time. A new statement about the work. I don’t know exactly what it will look like. So i start here. Parts of this will make its way to my website where i write about my philosophy and process. -Less this time – there is less to say. Interested in simplifying further. […]

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gunpowder green

Sun, pink, illuminates mountains outside the studio window. Pink, then changing to orange. Me in silence, Serendipity sits in the window.  New paintings for the new year – i clear a space off the studio table so she can sit. At 7:30am, continuing to squeeze the last absolute breaths of this immensely creative time away […]

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A teaching from the work of Clyfford Still

It is 1977, summer, we are all standing in front of Clyfford Still’s, 1951-52, (sometimes referred to as “his black painting”) at the Art Institute of Chicago. One of the students in the group, looking at this magnificent work says in response to it “I think the artist was saying that even in darkness there is light”. […]

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Notes for another generation of cultural workers

In 1996 I left a full time career at the School of the Art institute of Chicago. I was 34. I had started attending classes there when I was 16. At 18 I was working in the department of art education and on my BFA. The rest of the years were spent making my work, […]

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To have the great fortune: Experiencing Nick Cave

Nick Cave  and all with him were tremendous at the DAM. To say there are no words to describe his genius and freedom of vision would be a great disrespect. In an era of hyper modernism, a term that is tossed around with little clarity, Cave proposed a resolution for the term. Audience, witnessing directly and […]

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