commuting Category

Only way is up from here, right?

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 […]

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Maybe I could do a whole artist book on people and their “smart” devices

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 […]

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Subconscious Surveillance

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 […]

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Thoughts I left in my closet.

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 […]

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3 ladies and I taking respite during the holidays where-ever we can

A deep cold hasn’t yet taken hold of Chicago but the short days are still tough. Even global warming can’t stop that.    

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To the best of my recollection

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 […]

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Happy Halloween

The Crowne Fountain in the morning looks eerie washed out by the sun doesn’t it? Feels like the person inside the black box is just coming into focus from the other side. Or is that just my imagination?

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