Looking for the subtle signs –

Here is a great poem for you: Peak Summerby Eric Nixon We’re steeped deep in summerAnd everything around meSeems to indicate it’ll never endBut still I’m spending timeLooking for the subtle signsTrying to figure out whenWe’ve reached peak summerWhen the billion green treesStart to dull ever so slightlyWhen the bounty of vegetablesFound at all the…

Sunday Sketch

Say hello to our new family member, Reks! This 10 week old Boston Terrier entered our house & hearts a week ago. His name is Reks – with ‘ks’ – because he is named after a dear friend called Reksten, who passed away in the spring. She was a BIG dog-lover, and I think she…

The world as a process of unfolding

I have been spending some time with William Kentridge lately, or to be more precise; the digital persona of William Kentridge. Not only do I find his work intriguing, Kentridge also has some interesting thoughts on making, – on what it is to be or become an artist. If you, like me, are especially interested…

Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale

by Dan Albergotti Dan Albergotti, “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale” from The Boatloads. Copyright © 2016 Rockwell Kent’s drawings for Moby Dick, or The Whale, completed for the 1930 edition of Herman Melville’s famous novel, are considered to be among his greatest artistic achievements.  His background as a draughtsman and his love of maritime…

notes on Jeff Wall

“My work is to not write – not writing is a literary activity. “

Sunday poem

Rereading Frost by Linda Pastan Sometimes I think all the best poems have been written already, and no one has time to read them, so why try to write more? At other times though, I remember how one flower in a meadow already full of flowers somehow adds to the general fireworks effect as you…

Summertime

What you need to know about the public pool and beach schedule This is what has been happening lately, a of pack stranger creatures has been starting to assemble in my sketchbook …

Reading symbols

A short note on Goya’s “Red Boy” Portraits of children accompanied by animals have a long tradition in Spanish painting. Outfitted in a splendid red costume, this young boy, the son of the Count and Countess of Altamira, is shown with a pet magpie (which holds the painter’s calling card in its beak) a cage…