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Barnett Newman Made My Mom Cry

I can say with confidence that I remember little from my family’s trip to Washington DC when I was twelve, except for the moment when my mother entered a room in the National Gallery of Art and burst into tears … Continue reading

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Clean up your own house, and be nice.

This past November I did a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  All in attendance during my time there (fourteen writers, nine visual artists, and three composers) agreed that President Trump was not the best candidate for … Continue reading

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The Use of Time is Fate

Delighting in the aisles of Given’s Books in Lynchburg Virginia I think in part I was already dazed a bit.  I had found myself smitten and reassured that there are independent booksellers that are thriving.  Lo-and-behold, Amazon hasn’t destroyed all … Continue reading

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Where I’m From

With the turning of the leaves in this past Fall a dear friend and woman I respect greatly Kristyn Komarnicki gave me an assignment.  Well, she gave a number of us an assignment.  It was for those of us who … Continue reading

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Puppy Butt Leaves the Portland Airport

Nothing like having 14 cases of artwork up in Terminal A at the Portland Airport for six months to get some eyes on the work. I pick up all the art Monday. It has been a blessing to receive so … Continue reading

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Surrender Everything

The largest piece in the current show I have at University of Portland is a work I’ve been plugging away on for some time entitled, “Surrender Everything.”  For the work, I wanted to create sculptural figures that were a bit … Continue reading

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Millions of Bits and Pieces

I met Mary McCleary years back at a conference when I got to see a broad swath of her work at an exhibition she was having in Dallas.  I immediately became a fan. It’s also a delight to meet an … Continue reading

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