Saturday, January 30, 2016

work 01 30 2016



Saturday, January 16, 2016

I have been invited by Paul D'Agostino to participate in what he calls a portfolio exhibit at Centotto, opening Friday, January 22. We will be exhibiting both wall sculptures and work on paper. The works we selected include works made in the past few years in my old work space and studies made in Lori Ellison's space for an installation that will be there. Paul asked me to send five photographs of the work space. Here they are:

Love Lori wall drawing installation for Lori Ellison's memorial

First steps in drawing installation in progress

Part of my old work space (Cafe Stockholm).

Thought For The Day
"Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time wish that it should become a universal law." Immanuel Kant

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Fearless Asymmetry

Friday, December 25, 2015


The "Lord's Prayer," so-called, is often said by people who are unable to get their daily bread, due to conditions beyond their control, or who are in a debt that won't be forgiven by the usurers, or who's trespasses will be punished terribly, as they sit out their lives in prisons, or who were conned into a trap of self-delusion and self-destruction and are now overwhelmed by the consequences, or, who through no fault of their own, are snared in a medical or social condition without hope of being free, and by people who are undergoing a terrible time of being tested beyond their limits.

Out of this profound hunger and loss, these people say to an inconceivable cosmic parent, whose name is unspeakable,

THIS is what we need and
THIS is the inheritance that is our due, and
WHY have You abandoned us?

December 25, 2015

work in progress

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Opening from the Original Scroll.

"I first met Neal not long after my father died...I had just gotten over a serious illness that I won't bother to talk about except that it really had something to do with my father's death and my awful feeling that everything was dead. With the coming of Neal there really began for me that part of my life that you could call my life on the road."

Friday, December 18, 2015


ink on paper, 14" X 14"

Sunday, November 29, 2015

If Homeland Security starts profiling people who look like Robert L. Dear, Slavoj Žižek and I are in real trouble.
Would you sell an AK-47 to this man?

Let us praise the Colorado police for taking Mr. Dear alive, and then lets take another look at that video of what happened with the young man in Chicago with the folding knife.

Now the spokespeople in the police union who had originally claimed Laquan McDonald had lunged at officer Jason Van Dyke say they can't remember where they heard that version, they were just repeating what they'd heard, and Van Dyke has been charged with murder one. In this episode of Law and Order, the state's attorney and the police union either suppress the truth altogether, or postpone charging the killer cop for a year because the incident happened while the Fergusen uprising was still underway, and Eric Garner had been murdered and that also was on video and Black Lives Matter was becoming a movement. A journalist sued to get the Chicago video made public, but a Burger King manager alleges that police officers erased 86 minutes of surveillance video that covered the time period of the killing, which occurred a hundred feet away.

"All Lives Matter" is a principle of justice. "Black Lives Matter" is a demand for justice.
This year, once again, I can be thankful for white male privilege, until something really awful happens. And something awful always happens.
I understand why so many white Americans are afraid of their shame, but we need to confess, repent, and listen to our neighbors.

Guardian article on the Laquand McDonald homicide

Did 'whiteness' save the life of the alleged Planned Parenthood shooter?