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12/16/15

Bi-Polar portraits was how I named the portraits in the mid-1980's when they began.

 All portraits on paper same paper BFK Rives  41 X 29.5 "  acrylics graphite (some with collage)

 Interested in Manet to begin with his portraits of Victorine Meurent

 influenced by Peter Saul… Read More

11/12/15

The politician says we need more welders and fewer philosophers. I say we need more philosophers and more robot welders. Philosophy is not so difficult as people suppose. My father was a very philosophical man though he only had a third grade education (the requirement for immigrants in the late… Read More

10/07/15

 Downtown this morning boy looks pretty desolate on Nicollet Mall all ripped up lots of shops closed the upscale building now has a Walgreens and a bank .The Kid's GAP shop gone indeed the Mall seems in transition to a more affordable existence . More beggars more desperate looking folks at… Read More

08/15/15

 This photo shows the odd nature of this show and it's paradoxical bipolar nature. My tendency towards excess and the Walker Art Center's protocol of spareness. Elizabeth Carpenter ( curator of Poison and Candy WAC 2012) tried to control the installation as I tried to tilt it towards some… Read More

07/04/15

Portrait of Noah Harmon a young artist who asked to pose. Pam's portrait of Noah is still unfinished often we do not finish simultaneously.I haven't been blogging very much but I've thought about what I might write about if I were not writing in a linear Tele Novella style like discourse like … Read More