Ephemerama #57

Ephemerama #57

Last week I was finishing up a mural project with my buddy Darrell when during our fabulously catered lunch break our conversation turned to the idiosyncrasies of language, particularly greetings between acquaintances. “Hi how are you doing?”, rarely is a genuine question. And the indifference can leave a person feeling like they can’t ever truly [...]

Ephemerama #56

Ephemerama #56

I’ve been pretty tired lately, going between my job and my work in the studio along with this mural project at Hindle Power for the past two weeks. I don’t seem to remember being this tired doing several jobs simultaneously when I was 34 or 24, but now that I’m knocking the door of 44 [...]

Ephemerama #55

Ephemerama #55

I work retail and often encounter difficult customers. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you think you are a “Karen” then you are one. I don’t think it’s an accident that we’re seeing the worst of the privileged whether racial or economic in nature, being expressed during this pandemic. I think those who are [...]

Ephemerama #54

Ephemerama #54

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks about the course my life has taken and where I might have ended up if I turned left instead of right. This political moment, with our higher than normal racial tensions, makes these reflections naturally turn to how this issue of race has shaped [...]

In the Studio #72

In the Studio #72

One of the things I really enjoy about painting these planets, especially at this provisional stage in the process, is seeing the works emerge from these really murky color-filled spaces and then see them get transformed into vivid depictions of celestial orbs. There's such ceremony for me fabricating the stretcher bars and panel, mixing paints, [...]

Ephemerama #53

Ephemerama #53

It’s hard to know where to start with the news of George Floyd’s murder last week. Anger certainly, deep sadness for me definitely. A sense of spreading distrust and suspicion of every white person, yes that too. Honestly, I think a kernal of this suspicion has always been there. Most of us black people have [...]