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 [...]

In the Studio #65

In the Studio #65

I had another good week in the studio this last week finishing two pieces and getting a long way towards finishing a third. I finished “Sea of Japan #3” and my Mercury painting titled "Like Flighty-Footed Mercury Harold Aides", named for my friend Harold Siegfried. It’s always amazing to me how productive I get when [...]

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 [...]