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  • What you don’t know

    I got many reminders this week of how uncomfortable it can be not knowing: from not knowing why someone is being rude to not knowing when the next train is coming. And…

  • Race you

    Yesterday I didn’t feel up to being very vertical, thanks to a cold, so I spent a number of hours lying down, creating outlines of silhouettes and batching them in Illustrator, so…

  • On the bias

    I made some small adjustments to my studio this week, and it reminded me how much even minor changes to your space can affect your energy and mood. The new arrangement feels…

  • The size of it

    Anselm Kiefer turned 70 this past Sunday. When I was 20, I lived in a flat in Richmond, Virginia, with no air conditioning. I have to admit this greatly contributed to the…

  • Ripples

    My letterpress Wood & Water pieces and the new All In mixed media series are in this new pop-up gallery over at PROXY, right by Smitten Ice Cream and the Suppenkuche Biergarten,…

  • Still life

    One of my favorite places to draw, the cafe at the main library, is closing at the end of this month. Above is one of the pieces I was working on there…

  • In focus

    In art school, other students would often ask “Who are you looking at?” Besides being tempted to some smart ass response like, “You,” I often felt a bit on the spot since…

  • Lunch or this drawing

    Here is the latest Wood & Water piece that I am working on. These are all destined to become a series of letterpress prints, and I am hoping to have ten done…

  • Why you should hide your graduate degree and burn your artist statement

    I was recently re-reading some of art critic Dave Hickey’s hilariously titled Air Guitar, a book of essays on “art and democracy.” If you are an artist or just interested in art…

  • The boats

    Getting ready to draw the first round of images on all of these new pieces and revisiting some of my recent drawings for Wood & Water.