Change is Scary

Changes, even small changes, are difficult because the outcome is never guaranteed and our rationalizations will be working overtime to thwart our efforts. After all, we’ve made it this far being just as we are now, haven’t we? …

Ochre – Color as Inspiration

If yellow represents happiness and optimism, then ochre,  (yellow with a distinctive dinginess) represents those same sentiments with a dose of healthy realism added to the mix…

A Future Foretold

If I had known what the future held in store for me I would have alternated between locking myself in the bathroom, refusing to come out and lazy complacency…

Does It Matter What They Say about your Work?

Perhaps my compulsion (and it is a compulsion-I have tried to stop a couple of times because it impacts my daily life and responsibilities) to produce my paintings, of which over the years I have made hundreds, is a reaction to (and an escape from) the world around me where we as human beings often fail each other. I don’t know; your guess is as good as mine. (An interesting side note: The creative process is, according to Freud, an alternative to neurosis.) …

Empty Fruit – Our Failure to Care for our Own

And this list is just for starters. It is cruel to hold out a promise (the fruit) of better, more affordable healthcare to the American public and then bitterly disappoint them when they find out the truth; more empty, self-serving policies, promises, and legislation from the right…