Ephemerama #54

Ephemerama #54

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking these past few weeks about the course my life has taken and where I might have ended up if I turned left instead of right. This political moment, with our higher than normal racial tensions, makes these reflections naturally turn to how this issue of race has shaped [...]

In the Studio #72

In the Studio #72

One of the things I really enjoy about painting these planets, especially at this provisional stage in the process, is seeing the works emerge from these really murky color-filled spaces and then see them get transformed into vivid depictions of celestial orbs. There's such ceremony for me fabricating the stretcher bars and panel, mixing paints, [...]

Ephemerama #53

Ephemerama #53

It’s hard to know where to start with the news of George Floyd’s murder last week. Anger certainly, deep sadness for me definitely. A sense of spreading distrust and suspicion of every white person, yes that too. Honestly, I think a kernal of this suspicion has always been there. Most of us black people have [...]

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 [...]