...but I finally finished my artist's book about growing up nuclear. This is a big ole heavy book (13" x 13" x 2") and I had fun adding canvas straps, studs, rusty metal letters, etc. to make it look nicely industrial. The book was inspired by conversations four or five years ago with my daughters, who wondered what it was like to grow up with the threat of nuclear annihilation looming over your head. It documents the inception of the nuclear age, beginning with the secret race to develop a devastating bomb through the arms race with Russia and the Cuban Missile Crisis, all as seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up in a small town called [yes, really] "Opportunity."
Monday, November 30, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
In Which I Plant Tulips in the Head of
the Founder of the Open Carry Movement in Order To
Pacify His Second Amendment Brain
[Every day in America an average of 289 people are shot and 86 of them die...30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, 2 die accidentally and one is shot in a police encounter.]
Just more of the same, I guess...
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"My Wife's Lovers," an oversized 1893 painting by Carl Kahler, sold recently to an undisclosed buyer for almost a million dollars by Sotheby's. The work is a portrait of a dozen of the more than 300 cats that were owned by refined (and wealthy) cat lady, Kate Birdsall Johnson. I have modified the painting to address the likely scenario following her death...