Monday, July 16, 2018


Flashing back to some older work today -- a drawing of a whole bunch of birth control pills from about a year and a half ago.

Friday, July 13, 2018

North Carolina Museum of Art: Permanent Collection

In addition to the great special exhibition I talked about last week, we also spent some time with the North Carolina Museum of Art's permanent collection, which is also excellent--particularly the modern and contemporary galleries. Here are a few of my faves.

Above: Kehinde Wiley

Nick Cave

Andrew Wyeth

Helen Frankenthaler

Hayv Kahramen

Gerhard Richter

Anonymous 18th Century German artisan of the Bavarian School

Richard Diebenkorn

Kehinde Wiley

Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova

Frederick Carl Frieseke

Roger Brown

Frank Stella

Robert Motherwell

Gene Davis

Andrew Wyeth

Josef Albers

Stanton Macdonald-Wright

Franz Kline

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Color Poem #53

we will not give way
say pink red blue lamé
we will have our say
as much as gold lamé
hey we’re in the fray
our stripes will win the day
exert our own sweet sway
we will not give way
no way josé no way

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

How Art Can Make You Happy - in Chinese

Holy moly! Here is How Art Can Make You Happy in Chinese! The Chinese publisher made it a paperback, tweaked some colors (that's a brown box, not a gold foil box, on the cover), and made it a slightly different, more tending-towards-squarish, proportion--but the spirit of the thing remains remarkable coherent. Not to mention it is always such a trip to see your very own words (and name!) in not just a different language but a different alphabet as well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Emerald Isle

The North Carolina beach, way down at the southern end of the Outer Banks, is just as blue and wonderful as you might think. We stayed in a big duplex with Bill's aunts and his sister's family, including Mabel's only first cousins, and a good time was had by all. 


Monday, July 9, 2018


I haven't been drawing much lately, as have been frantically working to finish my next book manuscript in time for my deadline coming up at the end of this month. So instead I offer you this flashback to the time at the beginning of the year when I was framing all the pictures for my show at Rare Device. In the manner of time-when-you're-in-your-forties, this seems to me to be simultaneously ages ago and just the other day.