Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Another School Shooting...

Will America...(Lynn Skordal, 2018)

Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, FL (2018), 17 killed, 14 injured.
Marshall County High School, KY (2018), 2 killed, 17 injured.
Rancho Tehama Reserve, CA (2017), 4 killed, 3 injured.
Umpqua Community College, OR (2015), 9 killed, 9 injured.
Marysville Pilchuck High School, WA (2014), 4 killed, 3 injured.
Santa Monica College, CA (2013), 5 killed, 2 injured.
Sandy Hook Elementary School, CT (2012), 26 killed, 2 injured.
Oikos University, CA (2012), 7 killed, 3 injured.
Northern Illinois University, IL (2008), 5 killed, 17 injured.
Virginia Tech, VA (2007), 32 killed, 17 injured.
West Nickel Mines Amish School, PA (2006), 5 dead, 5 injured.
Red Lake Senior High School, MN (2005) 7 killed.
Columbine High School, CO (1999) 15 killed, 24 injured.

This is not an exhaustive list, and there were many other school shootings between Columbine and now.  Each time we wail and cry and fly our flags at half mast and do ABSOLUTELY nothing to try and prevent the next school shooting.  O, beautiful for spacious skies, for an AR-15 in every American fist...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Lynn and Sabine Cut and Paste...

Some recent cut & paste collage collaborations between Sabine Remy of Germany and me, a series we began in 2013 and which enthusiastically rolls along five years later into 2018:

Life's Puzzling, Isn't It
No. 82 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

 Last Rites for Godzilla
#83 (2017), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn

 How Families Around the World Spend Their Vacations...
#84 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

 Happy Birthday, Binkie
#85 (2017), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn

 Where the Mermaids Live
#86 (2017), started by Lynn, finished by Sabine

Physical Culture Girls
#87 (2018), started by Sabine, finished by Lynn

Monday, February 5, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Little Bird Told Me

 I am all settled into my new town and my new studio, and here is my first artist's book for 2018.  "A Little Bird Told Me" is a unique altered book created from a thin Hallmark poetry book.  White ravens have been added to the covers.  The interior was gutted and replaced with an accordion structure created by printing images from vintage snapshots onto tea bag papers, enhanced with collage.

  Crows have been observing humans for thousands of years.
  Oh, what secrets they could reveal!