In the Studio #77

In the Studio #77

I finally finished my fourth painting in the Gnostic Confessions series this last Friday, a sort of birthday present to myself. The piece was very tricky to work and I’m not exactly happy with all of the effects that are in it, but I am very relieved that it turned out decently. Here's "The Twelve [...]

Ephemerama #55

Ephemerama #55

I work retail and often encounter difficult customers. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you think you are a “Karen” then you are one. I don’t think it’s an accident that we’re seeing the worst of the privileged whether racial or economic in nature, being expressed during this pandemic. I think those who are [...]

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 [...]