Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A quick, photo of my latest painting, Closed 4, seems to be a reflection of how I'm viewing the national, world and local media news, figuratively and literally. I continue to have bouts of wet macro-degeneration and though the repair is working well in my right eye, I worry about my sight. And I'm so disappointed in Pres. Obama's leadership...in the health area, economic stimulus, he's not been a strong leader only a mediator/compromiser. His words are strong, his message great, but his actions don't match. So here's my comparably dark painting w. its barriers that block beautiful possibilities.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
On this first night of Rosh Hashonah, I count my many blessings and give thanks for them. After our recent visit to Terezin, a former Nazi concentation camp, I'm especially mindful of the good life that I enjoy. Terezin, in the now Czech Republic, was the Nazi's model camp, a Potemkin facade, that they showed to the Red Cross, foreign dignitaries, etal. But it was in reality a hellish waiting room for its inmates who were sent to Auschwitz, Treblinka and other death camps, slavery labor battalions, from there, after being maltreated, tortured;many murdered.
Yet, today the grass is green tho' the paint is peeling, the bars and locks rusting...it just looks like any other institution that's no longer in use. The walls don't shed tears, the blood on the floors has long since disappeared. But the visitor has a sense of sadness; we witness that this place harbored evil. So I'm very aware this Rosh Hashonah Eve of my wonderful family and friends, of my blessings in living in this community and country.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I'm delighted to have 3 works in the "Bona Fide" exhibit, the Roster Artists show. Thirty-three artists wil be showing their work, visual artists, poets, performers. There's a $1000. award for the best visual arts work, and the same for the best non-visual work. Please do join us on Oct. 1.