Wednesday, June 24, 2020


People continue to die of Covid-19 every day.  The United States is one of the world's hotspots in this pandemic, despite the fabricated claims of our incompetent President.

Last month, when the death toll reached 100,000, I made a memorial book for the dead.  Most died alone, in isolation, without the comfort of family and friends.  This little book is a reminder of who they were...mothers, fathers, family, friends, and neighbors.  Here are some pages:

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Four Visual Poems

Sometimes I make a poem and integrate it into an image, a "visual poem."  Here are some:

before you

In Omaha

Typewriter Poem

You and Me

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Gwash Buk

Awhile back I got a set of gouache paints and in order to see what they could do, I started painting over the pages of an old poetry book.  I leisurely painted, doodled, experimented, copied, stamped and collaged for a month or two, and when I ran out of pages, I gave the whole thing a fancy title and closed the cover.  Here are a few pages:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Fascism and Mr. Trump

In 2003 Lawrence Britt, who describes himself as an author and amateur historian, compiled a list of early warning signs of fascism.  This was for an article published in Free Inquiry magazine and was turned into a poster which was sold for awhile in the Holocaust Museum.  I understand it is no longer available there.  This is my re-working of that poster.

How's Donald doing??

Tuesday, June 2, 2020


"MASK" is a large (14"h x 11"w, extends up to 75") accordion-style artist's book I made in 2019.  The panels are created from vintage hand-retouched studio portraits, altered with paper collage and hand-embroidery.  The text, which is collaged onto the photos, considers the masks each of us chooses to wear...our "public" faces.