Born of Violence

“Violence is as American as cherry pie” … H. Rap Brown In a country born of violence, a country that has spread the seeds of violence whenever and wherever an opportunity arises, what more could we reasonably expect than to experience more violence at home? To visit our bloody past, that endless trail of tears, [...]

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On drawing, time and belief……

There are many paths leading to beautiful and perceptive drawing, for me the quality of our observation is always the indispensable factor.Drawing well is always about seeing clearly the integral relationships in what we are observing. Some of my best drawings have been done on moving subway trains, where everything is in motion. This fact can only [...]

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The Gift of the Season

Celebrating Our Unique Gifts… During this season of celebration and gift giving why not consider every season as one for celebration and gift giving? We, our authentic selves may be the gift we’ve been waiting for, looking for… even restlessly longing for. This energy, this core truth of who we really are cries out for acknowledgement and restoration. This authentic self may have been [...]

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Healing Power of Art

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the Healing Power of Art: We are veterans of decades of endless wars – wars that spread like tentacles from our shores. Often disillusioned upon our homecoming, we are frequently faced with an even more difficult and unexpected challenge to our aliveness – alienation. Our need to be heard and [...]

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Persistent Illusions

We’ve stopped noticing core realities that cry out for recognition. As a culture we’ve simply stopped noticing the world around us, or rather I should say we view it through a powerful culturally imposed filter. Too often we perceive a world seen through the close up lens of persistent illusions – illusions of seeming self-interest. [...]

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The Artist’s Potential

The artist’s potential contribution to the urgent concerns of our time… In order to break through our usual way of seeing, an artist must step back from the hypnotic trance, step away from what everyone regards as true, and examine commonly held assumptions – cultural assumptions that are held by most of us and regarded as true, [...]

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Who Are We REALLY?

This is an eternal question – a quest – for those who care to ask, to be with, to ponder. The possibilities of playing with this question get challenged and too often diminished very early on in our emergence onto this physical field of existence. We are forced out of the flowing rhythm of liquid warmth [...]

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