Mar 31, 2013

Woman and Birch Trees

Woman and Birch Trees, 24"x24"
If you're moving into the unknown, at least have sensible shoes.

Mar 29, 2013

Golden Thread

Golden Thread, 18"x48"

There's a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn't change.
People wonder what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can't get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time's unfolding. You don't ever let go of the thread.
-William Stafford

Mar 28, 2013

Big Step

Big Step, 24"x12"
There's Noah, striding into adulthood. I'm glad he has long legs.  If you want to see the person who inspired this, go to

Mar 5, 2013

Piggyback Ride

Piggyback Ride, 9x12
A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.

Mar 3, 2013

Burning House #3

Burning House #3, 24"x24"
Why paint burning houses? Fresh start? Get out while you still can? Goes so fast? You tell me.

Mar 1, 2013

Lighter than Air #8

Lighter than Air #8, 28"x14"
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
-Theodor Adorno