Ephemerama #63

Ephemerama #63

I recently had the opportunity to visit a new arts and cultural space coming online over the next few years in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Juxtahub is its name and it’s sure to greatly expand the arts and cultural offering in our little corner of the state. Impressively it seems to have a very active young and [...]

In the Studio #82

In the Studio #82

I’ve been working like a dog in the studio over the last month and managed to get 5 of the 6 works I've been doing since December completed. It’s been an exhausting haul. I feel though like I’ve learned a lot about my process on this journey, namely that deadlines and late-night painting sessions work [...]

Ephemerama #62

Ephemerama #62

I’ve been thinking a lot about Vulcans and black people particularly black men lately. Recently on Star Trek Discovery the home planet of the original series Vulcans was renamed Na’Var, due to the unification of the Vulcans with their Romulan cousins and in a way I think this recontextualization of an old staple race from [...]

Ephemerama #62

Ephemerama #62

There are a couple of associates I work with at that large orange hardware store that I think perfectly encapsulates the sense of white rage that lead up to the Capitol insurrection a few weeks back. In truth because of the conservatism in this little corner of Pennsylvania, most of the white folks I know [...]

In the Studio #80

In the Studio #80

It’s hard to believe that when 2020 began I was still painting planets paintings and the Higg(ins) Boson series and imagining how I would put those works out there in the world. I had just finished a very successful show at the Bethlehem House Gallery and was looking forward to a year of commissions, gallery [...]

Ephemerama #61

Ephemerama #61

It goes without saying for most that 2020 was a difficult year filled with uncomfortable transitions and filled with personal and national tragedies. Excepting that I work in that orange hardware store and am considered - since we never close for anything - a front line worker, I've been exceptionally fortunate during this time of [...]

In the Studio #79

In the Studio #79

There’s an adage that I’ve heard that goes something like, ‘if you want to get something done give the job to a busy person’. This is such a true statement with me lately. This last month I finished two drawings for a hospital commission, put together an application for a fellowship that seems tailor made [...]

Ephemerama #60

Ephemerama #60

I think we’re all relieved, no matter your political persuasion, that the election is over. The constipation it caused our society at large was truly debilitating. And as if to add insult to injury the delayed reporting of results gave birth or perhaps further fanned the flames of dark conspiracies, that at least half the [...]

Ephemerama #59

Ephemerama #59

October has been a very chaotic month for me on several fronts and I have to admit that I’m glad that it’s coming to a close, excepting for the fact that November promises to be more uncertain. I tend to be anxiety-prone and I believe that we often attract drama if we feel like we’re [...]