In the Studio #86

In the Studio #86

I’m finally starting to get some good work going in the studio after a few weeks of slow plodding progress, mostly on those cephalopod pieces. I always find these ebbs and flows in studio output interesting. I feel like when it’s slow that maybe the universe is telling you to stop and look around to [...]

Ephemerama #66

Ephemerama #66

I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship over the last few days and weeks. Mostly I’ve been thinking about whether I’m a good friend to my friends or if we all endure each other in some delicate dance; any one of us breaks the rhythm then the offending party is ejected into the void. I [...]

Ephemerama #65

Ephemerama #65

When I was a kid growing up in Dallas Texas , say 10 or so, I remember seeing the bracelet for the first time. It was gold and had this wide banding around it. It was obviously fake. I remember seeing that the gilded surface was poorly painting on and was rubbing off revealing silvery [...]

Ephemerama #64

Ephemerama #64

Who ever said that age is just a state of mind and you can be young as you want to be was clearly never middle-aged. The subtle betrayals of the body that accumulate daily turn into a kind of constant numbness. Add a bit of good old male stubbornness to the mix and I think [...]

In the Studio #83

In the Studio #83

The studio has been humming with activity lately, with the prospects of moving to a steady stream of non-commission personal projects on the horizon. I managed to finish my latest installment of Puppet Pal Friends in a little over two weeks, and the experience working on the series gave me that little bit of hand-looseness [...]

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 [...]