Saturday, September 30, 2023

Good Morning Warmup 4

Began as an abstract,
grew into a landscape.

available through the artist

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Good Morning Warmup 3


Where might this conversation lead?
To a harmonious outcome?
Along a tangent, toward ambiguity?
Into an impassibly perpendicular crossroad?

Site lines, 
fishing lines,
pickup lines,
Beware the seduction of form,
a lure.

5"x 8" watercolor, available through the artist

Friday, September 22, 2023

Good Morning Warmup 2

A gelatinous soup of potential,
dimensionless fog of ambiguity,
ubiquitous ambivalence
distilled into two dimensions.

5"x8" watercolor is available from the artist

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Good Morning Warmup 1

Creating routine in the studio
means having to fool myself
into doing "the right thing".

Don't over think it.
Jump in the deep end,
thrash about,
savor small moments of success.
Stroke by stroke,
become comfortable in the element
until finally,
 rise up and out
to look back
over the cohesive accumulation
of efforts.

5"x8" watercolor and ink 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Goodbye Cicadas, Goodbye Summer

A cool September evening
and bars of brassy light,
stripe my back bent
over a drawing table
studying the body
of a cicada carcass.

Found in the garden
clinging to a support
above the earth 
where it had 
laid it's eggs
after a passionate August affair
that it had spent years

Hours passed
giving my full attention
to every detail of the body
recording with
crow quill pen
india ink.
Considering the perfect balance
of it's form,

the grand finale of it's existence
 surpassing even the need
to eat

or maintain it's own life
so dedicated to love
and reproduction
it was.

I cannot help but feel
respect and affection
for this being
and it's kin.