Ephemerama #52

Ephemerama #52

During this time of pause, which for most who are still working hasn't been a pause at all, I've felt the pressure at home to do all manner of projects and to make connections with folks that I had always intended on doing but always complained I hadn't had the time to do. Most people [...]

Ephemerama #51

Ephemerama #51

Over the last few weeks I've been waking up with really bad back pain, I imagine from wrenching and fretting all night, the twisting and turning can't be good for one's backside. This latest spat of physical discomfort joins a whole list of aches and pains both serious and mundane, which befalls everyone entering firmly [...]

Ephemerama #50

Ephemerama #50

There's a horrible artist-resource-bonanza brewing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Horrible in the sense that it's so necessary, and in the sense that so many of the relief funds out there require a type of pantomiming for aid that's more than a little degrading. It's a little like kicking a man when there down. What's [...]

Ephemerama #49

Ephemerama #49

So we're in week two or three at least of this new normal that's starting to set in across the country and it absolutely sucks. Two things stand out to me about this particular moment that I regard as truly tragic and potentially unfixable. The first is the likelihood that social distancing will become the [...]

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. [...]