500+ picture montage of Trevi Fountain and selfies, 2017   6 ft X 7 ft

Off the Hip

While in Italy recently I took to the streets with my camera, something I haven’t done with real verve in some time. My new method was shooting straight from the hip.

Statuary and Selfies

In Italy I was surrounded by two types of figures. Statues and tourists. Both often have a self-centered appearance as if posing for the world. And in a way they were. One was posing for the artist’s hand to chisel into stone or mold into plaster. A statue that would last for the world to see. […]

Slavery and the Constitution

The reverence and brilliance with which the Constitution is regarded casts a glow upon it that often deflects scrutiny. But seeing race play out over and over on the contemporary scene I became more and more fascinated with the origins of our race problem. I’ve read the Constitution three times over the last few years […]

draw erase

Draw Erase 22X30 inches graphite, watercolor on paper 15X20 inches on board 24X18 inches on board 16X24 inches assemblage

three fifths

The Constitution alludes to slavery four times without mentioning it directly. One citation is the “…three fifths of all other persons” clause. In this case “all other persons” refers to slaves. These pictures represent physically the approximate body weight of three fifths a person or 60 percent of the human body.   small watercolor and […]

Canvases

acrylic, graphite, watercolor, decollage on canvas 36X60 inches graphite, watercolor, collage, acrylic and ink on canvas 36X60 inches graphite, collage, acrylic on canvas 36X60 inches

War Limit?

War Limit silkscreens on studio wall, edition about 50 or so Original drawing using acryli , chalk and gouache Finished drawing for use as silk screen model Variation on a theme Linocut just for kicks finished silk screen in print drawer “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”    Mark Twain

End of photography as I knew it

A couple years ago I was heading to the gallery where my photographs from a recent exhibition were hanging. The idea was to take them down. But that morning a scout from Ralph Lauren came in and was considering using the gallery and the pictures as a backdrop for a fashion photo shoot. The gallery […]

The making of Paradox

22X30 inch graphite and watercolor on paper Collage from vintage photo and magazine model lips Draw spoon Paint lips Draw lips Then collage lips onto paper and add word “I’m like a real paradox. Because I’m a very serious person, and I take my work very seriously. But I wrap it up in a court […]