Sunday, March 19, 2017

Busy Start for 2017

Yes, I marched in the Women's March on January 21 in Chicago.  This is my interpretation of the day in oil on canvas 40"x 40" titled "An American Moment"

 I haven't been keeping up with social media, blogging and updating my web site lately.  The day to day studio work and living in this crazy world have kept me busy and not motivated to concern myself with the on-line world.

 I have included in the most recent musing a post that I wrote last month but did not publish........

My last post was from November, so I am a bit behind on blogging.  Life is good and always moving forward.  It seems like my attention was constantly turned to the POTUS election.  Yes, I know too much in the press and social media, and that is exactly why my artist eyes have been absorbed in the garishly visual and noisy spectacle.  Reading and painting have always been my way of coping to understand and figure out the logic, or lack thereof, that propels the country I love into a spiral of confusion and "us and them" (ie. dems vs repubs).  Well to say the least, like many artists, when I am looking for solace or answers I look to literature, art, and the musings of great authors of the past who recorded the spectacles of their times in prose and or paint.  You see art is gives us meaning and beyond sound bites, tweets and talking heads who are faker than their "fake news".