Gearing up for another day of shooting Mermaids and Mermen for this worthwhile project to benefit Biomes.
Have you preordered yet?
Be fully awake if you want to dream.
Now booking portrait shoots for June and July.
Safe and fun~
Melancholy doesn't come close to describing how I felt about the futility of making art when many people are simply concerned about breathing and not dying. It took awhile but after some deep conversations with friends I was reminded that art is essential!
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction and perhaps that is what Mother Nature is doing now with Covid-19.
An enormous fucking Reset.
Before the pandemic I was fortunate enough to have lived a quirky, artful life with genuine simple interests in nature, music, home, family and friends and the privilege of being an exhibiting artist.
Simplicity is the whole key to wellbeing.
Those who have been practicing it have unknowingly been constructing their own Noah's Ark to weather this transition.
Not the image of Noah’s Ark that you may have seen in children’s books or painted on nursery walls which was often small and cramped with giraffe heads sticking out of the top but the one in which Noah and his family were preserved from the Flood....something that affords protection or safety.
It remains a daily act of repair to nail on plank or two and plug the holes with pitch …but I am getting there.
Meanwhile, the air seems cleaner, people appear nicer and the stars seem more visible at night.
After everything that's happened, how can the world still so beautiful?
Because it is.
Pleasant surprise to find myself and Joe Pari on the cover of ARTSCOPE magazine from a photo shoot at The Dorrance.
Everything passes, nobody gets anything for keeps, and that’s how we’ve got to live.
"I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometime terrifying experience, and I've enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other"
“Now the darkness had also spoken:
a word that could not be unsaid.”
(From the Superman Building Series, a photographic journey into Rhode Island’s tallest building, abandoned since 2013.)
Slowly, gently night unfurls its splendor. Grasp it, sense it, tremulous and tender. Turn your face away from the garish light of day, turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light, and listen to the music of the night.
This photo was from a special band retreat at South Beach, Martha's Vineyard which was turned into a painting by a Connecticut artist. It was a wonderful weekend of music, merriment, motorcycles and comradeship. Blessed to be surrounded by such positive forces!