Today I busted out my camera on my commute in hopes of getting more sources for painting. I have to finish quite a lot of paintings for a show in the area I grew up coming up in June. It’s a nice space and a nice deadline. This was my second photo. I hope to […]
Saturday night I was on the #8 bus (Halsted) for a long long time trying to get across town. Once we went past Greektown I had a moment of bemusement as I mentally took in the scene of personal security. Several people were immersed in their phones causally placed loosely at their knees and another […]
I remember making this drawing. I was in the end seats facing to the center of the car. A guy came in at Roosevelt and began his sad story. As I started to feel more and more embarrassed for the him I drew this surveillance camera. It sort of surprised me. Why is that my […]
At some point this week I forced myself out of a daze during my morning prep. I took a look around at my apartment and thought about how different my work life is to my home life. What a belabored transition it is every morning to force myself into my work day activities. It’s as […]
A deep cold hasn’t yet taken hold of Chicago but the short days are still tough. Even global warming can’t stop that.
When I thumb through my sketchbook, i am still surprised how well I remember my thoughts from the moment I sketch. This woman looked a lot more upwardly mobile than the rest of the orange line. From her diamond ring to her perfectly shiny hair, she was money. I remember a disheveled young lady who […]