Post Desire

The Art of Oblivion “… just as early industrial capitalism moved the focus of existence from being to having, post-industrial culture has moved that focus from having to appearing.” ― Guy Debord, The Society of the Spectacle Art has always lived at the edge between structure and entropy, whether metaphysically, psychologically, metaphorically, symbolically or directly.

Art & Perfection

Tim’s Vermeer: A Review “The task is to restore confidence between the refined and intensified forms of experience that are works of art and the everyday events, doings, and sufferings that are universally recognized to constitute experience.”  —John Dewey (1) When I was an undergraduate student in painting we took many cross disciplinary classes, design

Identity & Image

Finding Vivian Maier: Gently Resisting Immortality “Photography was a license to go wherever I wanted and to do what I wanted to do.” 
 —Diane Arbus [spoiler alert - this essay reveals details of the film Finding Vivian Maier] The instant a photograph is made it defies time/space. The linearity of being alive is gone

Anarchy & Order

Musings on the state of beauty and the sublime. “Beauty is your sure bet that desire, unmolested, is going to make you feel around. The Sublime is your failure to feel anything around the beautiful, knowing well it’s there.” —Faheem Haider “Reports that say there’s — that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because

The Bleakness That Bonds Us

I am a child of Watergate. When I was in grade school in the 1970’s it was an all consuming subject, even among eleven and twelve year olds. My small town high school library made sure there was a special reserve section that dealt with the issues surrounding the continuing unfolding of the scandal and