Wednesday, April 26, 2006


These are 30"x30".
I'm thinking about returning to black and white for these. They seem to lose some of the strength that the smaller drawings had when they are done in color.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Memphis' Own

Go check out Dwayne Butcher's new work at Material Art Space on Broad Ave.
Friday, May, 5th. I'm guessing 6ish---8ish!
---complete with... "free margaritas!!!!!"

Monday, April 24, 2006

New Work

Been busy painting and getting used to my new space.
These are two new pieces...42x42 in. Acrylic ink and marker.
Clasp (just missed) and
A Night Sky

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Back Home

I got back home on the 11th. I'm glad to be back. I missed Robin and my "special boy"!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

More Drawings

One of the peach trees in bloom in Brenda's backyard and Aubrey checking her math homework.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Speaking of Space

A few days ago Robin told me that Jennifer would soon be closing The Studio: art and movement. She has a great reason, she's getting married and her life and priorities are changing.

I will regret the loss of my studio and a bustling environment to work in but I'm very happy for Jennifer and Tim.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Jennifer really helped me get kick started when we first moved to St. Augustine and six months and two shows later she's still the only person besides Robin that I can really discuss art with down there. But, I'm sure our friendship will continue and I'm hopeful of finding more like minded artists in our area.

Since I was out of town poor Robin had the task of moving my studio back home before the first of April. That was a small space but I packed an awful lot into it! Just clearing out all of the empty coke cans and pop-tart wrappers alone must have taken half a day.

Drawing Space

I'm surprised by the amout of drawing that I've been able to get done. Here are a few photos of my makeshift studio.

A Noted Neocon Changes Direction

For the politically minded: check out Francis Fukuyama's new book America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neoconservative Legacy.
They're jumping ship like rats folks.

Coming Down

Coming down from tapering off of my Effexor I've begun to have very intense dreams. Last night most of them delt with Bri's situation here. One of them helped explain the appearance of a new image in my drawings since I've been working here.
I dreamed that Bri and I were struggling down an overgrown path like the one in To Kill a Mockingbird that Scout and Jem are hurrying along before they are accosted and unexpectedly saved by Boo Radley. I was holding her hand tightly trying to keep us on the path. This image obviously represents that "holding hands". As I woke up, another image that's been in my head for awhile passed through my mind. In 1989 I visited Pere-Lachaise and was impressed by a double grave monument that showed two arms reaching up in an arc to clasp hands over the stone. My subconscious is always very obvious in its dream symbols but the images that show up in my work to represent them often surprise me. These seem tied to my trying to be of help to Bri here.