Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Fresh Start ( from the bottom up)

I found it such a relief to sit and listen to the words of our new president. There was so much clarity in his speech, and as I have had time to think about it I am glad that it lacked much of the flourish that his other speeches contained. It seemed more real and true, as though his performance before was meant to inspire and gather but what he presented today was to lead and really direct the country's focus.

I read an op-ed in the New York Times today and it spoke of how Obama has reshaped the Democratic party. I am not so sure about that. One problem that the Democrats have had is that they have anomalies like Obama. To a lesser extent we had this same type of mutation with Bill Clinton, but overall, I think that there is not a dogma that our party builds itself upon. I think in this way it is harder to pin us down, and I know that part of this exists because we have many more "surface" ambitions than the Republican party. I am in fact cautiously excited to see whether there are some general traits that can be gleaned from what is hopefully a successful presidency that can be applied to our party as a whole. I am not talking in terms of strategy, but ideals that we can use to unite our ideas across many different levels of government.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I came across this in Chelsea at the end of a long afternoon of gallery hopping. Not sure if the ladders were part of the installation, but I really liked them. Particularly with the snow just starting to fall. Such a great mix of values, colors and textures.

Been very busy in the studio working on multiple fronts. I am changing studios in the next week, so there will be a lot of craziness. I am posting a few more artists on Black Book Blogger.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Daily Draw 1.9.09

Coming back from a nasty head cold.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Daily Draw 1.7.09

It's a cold, wet day today with lots of steam rising from the vents in the neighborhood. Contrast that with the windswept rain and it has a quality of time moving slowly. Listened to the other BBC podcast on streetart today with the Brazilian artist Nunca. Interesting work.

The Tactful Decline of All Future Advances

Just finished the collage for Black Rat Press for an art fair in London.
To see the image click here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Up to the Hilt

Busy, busy, busy. 

Working on a collage for an art fair in London with Black Rat Press. Will post an image of the piece as soon as it is finished. 

Also reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Uplifting stuff. If you can suggest books that focus on the meatpacking industry I would be glad to get any suggestions.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Daily Draw 1.2.09

It has been blisteringly cold in the city; it is an interesting challenge to address issues of warmth, be it the clothing as well as the physical interactions of pedestrians.