In a former lifetime I published an underground arts newspaper.
The year was 2003. Liz Nicklus and I were heavily involved with the Glasstown Arts District in Millville, NJ. We were on the early board of directors of the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts.
One night at Larry’s Bar, enjoying drinks with Jennifer Lookabaugh-Swift we began discussing how the arts district needed an arts publication. Jenn came up with the name Inferno. Continue reading “Inferno – burning the bridges behind us”
Point of Know Return tour 2019
It has been a while since I have posted. We had a hot summer; 45 days with temperatures over 115° chased me out of the studio. I did visit the Phoenix Art Museum and the Heard Museum. Oh, and a lot of binge drinking… Continue reading “Kansas on tour”
I grew up in Millville, NJ. I was not born there, but I lived there most of my life.
Small town; we did our shopping on High Street. Corson’s and Franks Men’s and Boys. I got my Levis at Franks. Woolworths, Grants, Bozarts, Ann’s Guiffra’s. And Champion’s Hardware. Continue reading “Champion of the Amethyst”
This is where it all began.
Well, not me and art. I was drawing since I was 5 years old. Painting since I was 13. An asshole since birth.
In 1996 I began attending the barn. I grew up hearing about the Barn, all of my friends attended. We were poor and my parents could not afford to send me. My dad referred to Pat Witt as “that crazy artist lady”. Continue reading “Pat Witt and the Barn”
The second book I published, after my own, was a gift to Morel “Mo” Pagano. It too was a compilation of articles originally published in Inferno newspaper. It was titled Mo Knows.
The book was a surprise and a birthday gift to him.
I have never had traditionally usual friends. Usually only one or two close friends. Mo was in his 80’s when we met. He became Liz and my best friend in short order. Continue reading “Something Mo’”
On my recent visit to the California Science Center I viewed exhibits from the past (King Tut) and the future. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final shuttle. It is now permanently housed at the California Science center. Continue reading “Endeavour”
We spent Thanksgiving in San Diego this year. Thanksgiving dinner was non-traditional… at an Irish pub in the gas lamp district.
Friday, we went to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. LA is a filthy city. Okay, so that was a non sequitur. We went to the premier of the King Tut exhibit, the first of ten cities the show will be in. Two floors of antiquities. Continue reading “Treasures of King Tut”
We had an excuse to clean up the patio and yard a bit.
The outside bar became a clearing house for clutter that we were too lazy to put away properly.
The table was another halfway house for clutter. Yeah I use the 120º heat as an excuse not to work and clean up during the summer.
The yard is not entirely presentable, but the ramada is now cozy and neat. The weather is now perfect for spending time outdoors.
Soon we will finish the mosaic on the wall, and I will finish my bottle wall next to the studio. Of course, I now have to put time in the studio. I have to install the new lighting, necessary for me since I usually paint at night. Between now and May 2019 I have to come up with at least a dozen new paintings, and as many Desert Detritus Clocks.
Oil on canvas
Yeah, a few too many martinis that night, I am sure.
Sometimes my 3-dimensional objects have no real meaning. This was one of them. I just built it for aesthetic reasons. Yes, I am weird!