Category: Visual Art

1/5/2021: Notebook Sketch. What I Saw Outside My Window in 1978.

Disclaimer: I have a vivid imagination. That could be an understatement. Nonetheless, I have never doubted what I saw outside of my bedroom window in the summer of 1978. I remember hearing something outside (the window was open), an oscillating sound and when I got […]

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1/5/2021: Notebook Sketch. The Virus.

Going a bit stir-crazy, being confined to a short list of places to go and things to do. With the colder weather compounding the isolation (can’t sit outside in a field or the empty stands of the nearby park for hours) of world responding to […]

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1/4/2021: Notebook Sketch. Other Beings.

I often imagine what other “intelligent” life would look like. I often “theorize” they’d be less organic and possibly highly amalgamated. The forces of nature do a spectacular job, but when the mind develops it starts to have ideas of its own. What we call […]

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Sure Shot: Acrylic on Canvas (1997)

This was a painting I began when I touched-down back in Pittsburgh in 1997. It took a few months to complete, as I was distracted by a job and trying to figure out what the grand scheme of my creative life would look like. I’d […]

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Gentrification: A Tryptic Study in Transformation (2003)

After moving to DC I was amazed by all the buzz of construction and real estate deals swirling around the quadrants. Those first three years living in DC, I would drive Erica to work and pass by this particular house on Rhode Island Avenue. This […]

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The Eagle’s Evil Grip (1996)

I did this colored-pencil on paper drawing in 1996 while in prison. It is my most memorable piece for sure during my stay. I had just read several American history books and was dissecting the Reagan era and this is what I came up with. […]

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Inner City Red, White, and Blues – 1996

It was 1996 and I was in prison working diligently with my assortment of colored-pencils I purchased online through Dick-Blick. Some of my work was a critique of my life and the immediate world around me. America is a violent country, but I found the […]

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A Pencil Drawing: The Woods At the Zoo

I filled my time while behind bars drawing all that I could, so here I reinterpreted one of my favorite photographs from 1972. The Pittsburgh Zoo was just up the street from us at the time, so going there was regular trip. I was practicing […]

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Mural and More in Maryland (2000)

This is some dummy copy. You’re not really supposed to read this dummy copy, it is just a place holder for people who need some type to visualize what the actual copy might look like if it were real content. If you want to read, I might suggest a good book, perhaps Hemingway or Melville. That’s why they call it, the dummy copy. This, of course, is not the real copy for this entry.

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Urban Rest: Acrylic on Canvas Board (2001)

My wife Erica truly enjoys her sleep. She would sleep in well beyond 10am every morning if she had it her way. I find myself watching her sleep if in fact I ever fall asleep in the bed. I must confess, the couch is my […]

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