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 #40

Ephemerama #40

There have been a lot of things swirling in my head that I've been dwelling on over the last few days. At first I wanted to speak about the dangers of an uninvited critique, then the shooting in El Paso and Dayton happened and I wanted to write about how borrowing or absorbing national grief [...]

Ephemerama #35

Ephemerama #35

A few weeks back President Trump released his proposed budget and as expected there were severe cuts to the arts. According to the Washington Post: "The president’s budget would eliminate the NEA’s $148 million budget, the NEH’s $148 million budget and the CPB’s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of [...]

In the Studio #41

In the Studio #41

Work continues on my painting Pilot 6, and now I'm moving into the last phases of the piece. These last few steps involve incorporating the collage elements into the piece. Until now I've been focusing mostly on creating an interesting foreground and cloudscape for the piece, which for the foreground area was a bit of [...]

Ephemerama #29

Ephemerama #29

Like more than half the voting population I am devastated by the news of Trump's victory in the presidential election and feel like I lost my country. I'm frankly having a hard time coming to grips with what's about to happen to America. My chief struggle now is figuring out how not to look at [...]

Ephemerama #19

Today is Iowa caucus day, which is the traditional beginning of the presidential election cycle, though it seems like folks have been running for president since Barack Obama won his second term in 2012. I have major objections with the way we elect presidents. I think its indirect and a reminder of how this nation is [...]

Ephemerama #18

The presidential race seems to be heating up with drama on both sides of the political divide, finally meriting my sincere interest. The carnival on the Republican side of the ticket would be hilarious if it weren't so depressing, racist and testosterone-driven (bombing the desert till it glows, really). There's much that can be said [...]