Thursday, December 31, 2015

On the last day of a year that will never come again...

The Ballad of Johnny and June

And the days are not full enough
and the nights are not full enough
and life slips by like a field mouse
not shaking the grass.

--Ezra Pound (a supporter of fascism who was tried for treason, then declared insane
 and held for years in a mental hospital; often described as one of the finest poets of our age)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Folding Collaboration

We don't really know exactly what it folds and unfolds and ends up sprawling across the table.

  Collaboration No. 41 between Sabine Remy and Lynn Skordal, 
Stories of Adventure

Friday, December 18, 2015

...and Goodwill Toward Men

 The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics: Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.

-- Bill Clinton, from a speech to the residents of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on December 22, 1997

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WIP -- The Corvid Benevolent Society

Hard at work, collaging a series of cabinet cards to represent the mythical membership of a Victorian society formed to protect and honor crows and ravens.  Lovely people they were...

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Journal Time

Just beginning art journal no.'s the cover and the first three entries:


Yellow Tears (upper left), We Go To SF To See Something Fun (upper right), The Dream Life (lower center).

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

We Go to SF to See Something Fun

My good friend Robert Jackson is opening an exhibition in San Francisco at the Robert Tat Gallery, 49 Geary Street, Suite 410, near Union Square, December 5, 2015 through February 6, 2016.  The exhibit is called "Vernacular Vixens: Found Photographs of Women" [greatest title ever?] and it features vintage photographs of women, including press photos, double exposures, snapshots, negative prints, color images, etc., all drawn from Robert's enormous and fascinating collection of more than 11,000 found American photographs.  It will be should go, too!