“Consult the Oracle”, 18″ x 18″, December, 2018.
In the magic forest there is a lady and she will tell you something you want to know, if you can stand to hear it.
Acrylics, 18″ x 18″, December, 2016.
In this picture, I think it’s a hot night and tempers are not as serene as they might be.
As I painted this image I could feel my fingers on the window blinds as I peered out into the night…
Here’s an artist book I made not too long ago. I took two painted surfaces (ad cards, the shiny kind you get in the mail and that advertise pool cleanings, eyeglass deals, or retirement homes, etc.) and folded them in half and stapled them. Then, I sat down to do what is, I guess, a collage poem in several parts, to fit the pages. The text just sort of evolves, depending on what direction the snippets of print send me in.
I made this book to send to someone. It’s a spur to my creativity to fit words and art together like this.
Here are pictures of the book and the text is typed out below.
It Was Just A Dream Flowing Past
wandering across the rooftops
between the dark
roads in the dark disappearing
into the black forgetful sky
That old thief
was in jail.
The reward was
nobody around here
had to be reminded to survive.
The black scorch of night
and the tall white building
upright in the sunlight
the burning dark
the bruised daylight
come to a sudden
the light tapping at the windows
a cold chill pale day
the whole story nearly forgotten
hastily scribbled down.