Ephemerama #48

Ephemerama #48

It's a scary time out there right now. I'm not sure if it's for real yet or if it's all media-driven. I trust the journalists and health professionals when they say this Covid-19 virus is real and a pandemic, but our national response and the publics' reaction all seem to be casual and somewhat irresponsible, [...]

Ephemerama #47

Ephemerama #47

I woke up a couple days ago thinking about why the ocean gives me such a sense of relief. I settled on the notion that the ocean, specifically wading into it at the beach, connects a person instantly to their utter irrelevance in the cosmic scheme of things or at least our collective smallness. There's [...]

Ephemerama #46

Ephemerama #46

There are some really interesting artists here in the Lehigh Valley where I reside and I'm more than embarrassed about not knowing more about them. I came to this slowly rising realization after attending the "Passing Bittersweet" closing reception at the Williams Center for Art at Lafayette College this last Sunday along with my colleague [...]

Ephemerama #45

Ephemerama #45

I went to New York this last week to check out a few art shows and hang out with my new friends Kelvin and Jim and every time I leave the city to come back to where I reside I'm a little sad because I feel like I'm leaving home. I have this feeling despite [...]

Ephemerama #43

Ephemerama #43

2019 was a pretty rough year for me personally and I have to admit that I'm glad that it is over. I've had to fight to maintain my studio harder than ever after losing my teaching gig at a local college and had to rely on my retail jobs and meager art sales for income. [...]

Ephemerama #42

Ephemerama #42

Now is the season when various applications for fellowships, grants residencies and the like are either coming due or are just past due. There is naturally a certain amount of self-reflection that takes place when you have to, for the nth-time, describe yourself and your artistic agenda to some random committee in New York. You'd [...]