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Onajide Shabaka | artist, writer, photographer, & researcher

The contents of this web site are personal with private entries, some of which are not available to casual readers. I am an artist, photographer, writer, educator, researcher and, creative person. All are welcome. However, because of the personal nature of the contents, do not be surprised about anything personal you read here.

Gopher tortoise. #watercolor #Florida #everglades #savanas #tortoises #workonpaper

AIRIE – artist-in-residence in Everglades NP

 

Día de los muertos son en su mayoría decoraciones completa por toda la ciudad con sólo un poco más para ir. Ver mirando hacia atrás por la cuesta de Jardin Central. #dvcai #artresidency #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos

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The Wrong Place

On July 18, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , With No Comments

by: Miwon Kwon Art Journal, Vol. 59, No. 1. (Spring, 2000), pp. 32-43. Stable URL: The Wrong Place Art Journal is currently published by College Art Association. Much of this I agree with, but unlike Henri Lefebvre, who provides the deepest dialectical consideration of the “production of space” (his phrase),  Lippard seems…

Update – March, 2016

On March 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , With No Comments

Since December, 2015 my site(s) had been infected that took me until now to resolve. Unfortunately, without internet it means others have to be hired to work on it. Hopefully, now I can get back to more journalistic posting.

Weekly Digest for January 3rd2:09am

On January 3, 2012, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Published Weekly Digest for December 27th2:05am. Published Photo. Shared Taken with instagram. Shared Taken with instagram. Shared So close to the ocean. Listened to Symphony No. 4 – I. Prelude. Maestoso – Charles Ives. Listened to Section IIIA – Steve Reich. Listened to Democracy – Balanescu Quartet. Listened to Central…

Daily Digest for February 13th

On February 13, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Published Daily Digest for February 12th. Water Abyss (the cleansing)

Daily Digest for February 12th

On February 12, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Published Daily Digest for February 11th. Published Gregg Bordowitz, Eclipse. Published Heading Home.

Daily Digest for January 16th

On January 16, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Published Daily Digest for January 15th.

More pets

On June 29, 2006, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With No Comments

After seeing and his pets I thought I would also show some cute animals. My neighbor that lives on our dock has a very friendly cat. The cat love chasing lizards and squirrels. In a few days I’ll be heading back up to Minnesota to visit my friend in his…

Reviving the past…

On June 26, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve been working on my selfpics but, haven’t had time to create the pages for them yet. I don’t do many paintings but this encaustic was done in 1994. It’s currently sitting in my hallway. Yes, it’s a self portrait although, it was not intended to be exactly that. It’s…

Coming up Friday, not here but, elsewhere…

On June 26, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

via: grizzlyjack

Not Quite Ready

On June 22, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve been trying to take a selfpic every day but, I’m not sure if I have or not. This go-round will be more performative than previous attempts from 2004-05. I’ve been so busy working during the day that I haven’t really had time to do some of the things I…

Summer Student Day

On June 21, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Another few busy days. It seems that the summer is working out okay so far. I’ve been trying to get my first $4K client but, so far, I’m batting zero. Gawd, batting? I don’t really like baseball. Anyway, I went to a web marketing seminar this morning put on under…

Copy, failure

On June 17, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Seeing and having produced a good looking, efficient business card I thought I had gotten a good idea of what I wanted for new business cards. Well, I should have taken a few more days to figure out exactly what I need. What I got will do but, I got…

Looking back 1920s-30s

On June 16, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Even though this week went by too quickly, I was busy working on some projects that need lots of attention. The Art Database that is slowly appearing on the main site takes lots of time to put together. The form the public uses to upload images and information had to…

Daily pics restarted

On June 14, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I decided a few days ago to restart my daily selfpics. I have not keep it going by missing one day so far but, it has always been something to do whenever the notion strikes. I don’t like posing for the camera in this, or any other, case. But, that’s…

As the Day Turns…

On June 13, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Not in the soap opera sense but, the days are passing quickly as I do this and do that. Even though things are not like they would be if I had a fulltime job, income made per day of work, I like my opportunities to earn a living as they…

Back to daily pics

On June 8, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve had the inclination to return to an old project in order to document my current daily activities. I know it won’t last but, however long it lasts should be interesting, now that I know what to expect. Anyway, at the end of yesterday I decided to talk a walk…

What is it?

On June 7, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

What’s in this container? I suspect somebody will guess it right away based on what I’ve seen happen on LJ.

New Mushroom

On June 4, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More images from home

On June 3, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I haven’t been feeling so good physically of late. I know it’s because I haven’t been getting enough exercise. It’s also because my roommates are influencing my eating habits now that I’m not teaching this summer. I’m eating later in the evening, which is not good because I wake up…

It’s GOOD to be busy.

On May 31, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

It is good to be busy. Finally, finally, things are moving in the direction I’ve been wanting for so long. My roommate has asked me to help him with some of his contractual paperwork. I don’t think anybody really cares to mess with that stuff. But, you know, teaching and…

My Back Deck

On May 28, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

backdeck Originally uploaded by artlab. I haven’t show any pics of my new residence but, this is my back deck. I live on one of the finger isles off downtown Ft. Lauderdale now. It’s a good place to be, quiet, nice neighbors, and comfy. I’m planning a summer potluck to…

Untitled

On May 25, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Their show, ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’-, reflect on the dimensions of desire. Their photographs are produced throughout a choreographic “montage” of male action figures in sexual intercourse or exposing their genitals. These characters are set as heroes of an imaginary sexual quest or as performers of an Erotic Epic. The…

My other neighbor

On May 24, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

shirtless neighbor Originally uploaded by artlab. Well, my other neighbor rarely has a shirt on. He’s always smoking cigs but, he’s kinda cute as he sits right in front of my window.

Important Update

On May 22, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Today I want to announce that I have begun developing the Largest Database of Visual Art in Florida. Partly to archive what has come about and, partly because I want to position myself into a more important role in the developing region. This is a HUGE endeavour with the gathering…

Possible eye candy…

On May 15, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The guy next door was out on his deck drinking coffee and sunning his legs Sunday morning. I’ve never seen him with his shirt off even though he was on the deck later in the day with his neighbor who was wearing shorts and flip-flops only. He’s got a handsome…

giro-2006-stage6

On May 12, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

giro-2006-stage6 Originally uploaded by artlab. Of course, my daily cycling fix is on with the 2006 Giro d’Italia. After le Tour de France, the tours of Italy and Spain are the most important races with history saying they are more important than the world championships. In order the win any…

Homemade…

On May 11, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Homemade Apple Pie. Yes, I made it from scratch. The only way to cook.

Yay, genderlabel…

On May 11, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Hello My sexual orientation is stealth What’s yours?

Gnomes and bikes and weights…

On May 9, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Photo ©: Les Clark The Giro D’Italia (cycling Tour of Italy) is going on right now. This pic was posted by one of the race photographers. It’s perfect for Nayland! Like the Tour de France, il Giro D’Italia goes on for three weeks. The last week will be the most…

Military Show Offs

On May 7, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

I didn’t have to go far this week to enjoy myself. It was the weekend of the Air & Sea Show right down on the beach near where I now live. I rode my bike down there Saturday and happened upon an old friend who is a partner in a…

What did I just type?

On May 3, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

I’ll be the first to admit I make many typos, both spelling and grammatical. I do check for errors most of the time. I’ve even gone back to correct mistakes. It seems blogging is wrought with errors, as if we shouldn’t think so with all the quick, unchecked posts from…

Time, not on my side

On May 2, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

It’s not easy to make time where none exists. In my new living situation I am constantly in front of my computer working on “something.” Right now, I have some web sites to design but, I really need to find clients with bigger budgets. I want to get out of…

Summer Wish

On April 25, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I sure hope this coming summer kicks off as busy as I am right now! Of course, there will be no teaching but, I’ve got three web clients plus other opportunities to keep the cash flowing. One of those is the computer repair business we’re running. If I can have…

Why I’m busy…

On April 21, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Now that I’ve moved I’ve turned a busy leaf. I have new web design clients (of my own finding) and new clients from my roommate. He’s giving me more work and for that I’m very pleased. Here are two of the new sites I’ve been involved with over the past…

1960 Caddy painted by Kenny Scharf

On April 12, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

From last weekend’s openings.

Site redesign

On April 11, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Been working on a gallery web site redesign. It’s taking up some time but, it pays. I went out to the gallery openings on Saturday. It was nice. I saw a bunch of old friends that I hadn’t seen in a while. More about the art later. It’s too late…

Picture taking and…

On April 4, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

While moving I had these dried flower resting on top of a shelf.

Moving finalé

On April 2, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today has to be my finalé to the movning process. I dread it but, it has to get finished eventually, right? *sigh* I have to get a friend to help me take my a/c unit out from above the entrance door and move the last of my large photo lightboxes….

Old friends…

On March 31, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I ran into an old friend or two today while looking for some arts district that really isn’t an arts district. Anyway, I first stopped at a frame shop and had a very nice conversation with the guy working there. He was very friendly and VERY handsome. I know I’ll…

Return of the Future…

On March 29, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Three years ago I had a cell phone. Today, the future of telecommunications as returned. I again have a cell phone. My land line will soon be totally gone although as of this morning it was still connected and working. I had to check my old po box and stopped…

Ian Hamilton Finlay

On March 28, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Surprisingly for a poet, perhaps, Ian Hamilton Finlay’s most striking, best-known and internationally celebrated creation was a garden. Over many years he gradually turned the grounds about his Lanarkshire home into a unique assemblage of sculptures, structures and inscribed stones called Little Sparta. The ideas given concrete form in Little…

Too good means bad

On March 25, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

Just when you think things are going well, a monkey wrench always seems to find its way into the works. That’s what happened to me yesterday. I was back on track to finish up my move and my car’s engine light came on after a strange jerking while driving about…

Getting to normalcy

On March 21, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m not there yet. I haven’t finished moving. I had to move more slowly than I wanted or, need to, because of the expense. I got paid last Friday and was able to continue with the task. Of course, I’m trying to sort stuff at the old place because bring…

Chef… that would be me.

On March 19, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday, one of my roommates asked me if I wanted something from the store. I said yes and, asked him to buy me some espresso ground coffee and natural sugar. Then, things got interesting as my other roommates started talking about their poor diets (lots of pizza and delivered Chinese…

Excuses…? people just don’t care.

On March 18, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Survey analyzes drivers by turn-signal use MERIDEN, Conn., March 17 (UPI) — Fifty-seven percent of Americans admit to having personal reasons for not using turn signals while driving. A recent survey of 1,000 adults, conducted by Response Insurance, found 23 percent of drivers admit they are just plain “lazy,” while…

Video Gamers

On March 13, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I now live with a bunch of video gamers. One guy is into EverQuest. The others are Xbox fans. They’re trying to convert me… I have never been much of a gamer. I’ve never thought much about it however, we now have a video projector so the image is on…

Revelation…

On March 9, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

I was checking email and saw an interview with this guy from pixelsurgeon.com that had some images along the sidebar when I had a revelation. I’m not one to do “wild” Photoshop stuff but, what I saw was inspired by what you see here. He worked with Illustrator, which I…

One more thing…

On March 5, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I forgot to mention earlier that another reason packing is going slowly is because I’m trying to get a web design job out of the way. Look at this test site and tell me what you think of the progress, please. Why? Ms. Steinbaum doesn’t put a lot of credibility…

Today…

On March 5, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I got up, gathered up a few item and put ’em on a table out front with a sign. Not much traffic around here on the weekends but, I thought I would sell more than I did. My friend I used to work with is gonna put all my used…

Decision… made.

On March 3, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I got my brake pads replace this morning at my favorite repair shop. The owner and son are both VERY generous, kind, helpful, and very, very handsome and sexy. Okay, enough of that… I decided to move with all the straight guys. They are good guys, mellow, hard workers, and…

Is it light?

On March 1, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

Although there are pressing issues to deal with, I don’t want to burden the converstion with my problems. They are self-inflicted, for the most part. I chose to stop working at a fulltime job some years ago never having done the fulltime freelance lifestyle. I’m not good at hustling and,…

Is it daylight?

On March 1, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I wish I had something good to say right now. I don’t. Things in this life are looking very bleak. *sigh* I wish I could see some end to my current situation but, the only end I see is worse than the current situation.

Subtropics Experimental Music & Sound Arts Festival

On February 26, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

The Subtropics Experimental Music & Sound Arts Festival started on Thursday but, I attended Friday and Saturday at Dorsch Gallery. It continues on through this week and into next weekend over on Miami Beach. The Nodus Ensemble new music ensemble in residence at FIU was REALLY good. Of course, it…

It’s a bird….

On February 23, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Driving home from the univ. is a trying affair on I95 so, I often drive surface streets. I don’t drive US1 because it has too many stop lights. Instead I use Dixie Hwy. (formerly a major road). It passes the backside (away from the ocean) of the airfield used by…

Addicted

On February 20, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This excites me.

DNA

On February 20, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

One thing I really like about this new DNA testing for ethnic backgrounds is that it will finally wake up some “white” people to the fact that they are not as “white” as they think they are. I know my background is mixed up. Afterall, I have relatives in Georgia…

Ray Barretto

On February 17, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

All Things Considered, February 17, 2006 · Musician Ray Barretto has died at the age of 76. The musician straddled the worlds of jazz and Latin music in a career that spanned almost six decades. Barretto was known for his fearless experimentation with Latin, jazz and rythm and blues, and…

Today…

On February 17, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I had a meeting with my web host friend about a whole range of things. Of all the people that keep giving me advice as to how to develop miamiartexchange.com’s next phase, he makes the most sense and has the web metrics to back up what he’s saying. He’s shown…

The setting sun

On February 15, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

David was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He attended the University of British Columbia, where he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and received an M.A. in Linguistics at Simon Fraser University. He spent 7 years in Israel where he worked for an orchid nursery. He also lived on a…

I cried for you…

On February 14, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Not because it’s Valentine’s Day but, I have (had) a friend that I have to say I really loved a lot. We met back in 1999 sort of the way good things happen. I was in the parking lot of one of the local botanical gardens sitting in my car…

Finally…

On February 12, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m finally liking to use Photoshop, with a capital “P,” to manipulate some digital images. It came to me in a dream as to what I should do to get the effect I wanted. Now, I’m just exploring the possibilities. I’m excited about some new photographic possibilities. p.s. Please, excuse…

Better results

On February 12, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Although my original idea wasn’t to make a t-sheet image, this one is the best one I’ve made, in my opinion. It has the elements I like: flat color areas, linework to define areas of color, and many areas of complexity balanced with areas of ‘negative space.’ And, of course,…

Invert…

On February 12, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Just home from gallery openings. There have been openings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. I still have some writing from last week to complete. This weekend’s openings will go into a big two part wrap-up instead of trying to cover so much individual shows. There have been about twenty…

Another selfpic

On February 11, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I like this one better but, my skin looks kinda strange.

Another…

On February 10, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Done too quickly. There aren’t enough flat tonal areas for my taste but, it looks okay. I need a better source image. Maybe I can do some new ones this weekend.

Because it’s time to change…

On February 10, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Life is confused here. I have some SEO to do, several articles to write, student projects to grade, meetings with advertisers, working to organize an exhibition, find a job and a new residence. Some things have to get done sooner than others although, I wouldn’t like to say what kind…

New SF Bay Bridge

On February 5, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

James E. McCambridge Union/Position: Ironworkers Local 378 Company/Agency: Rebar Post-tensioning Service (R.P.S.) Job Site: Weldment 2, Yerba Buena Island Still building the new SF Bay Bridge. His lips are very nice to stare at.

Late posting…

On February 2, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I totally forgot to post this here… Duh! Deadline: 7 Feb., 2006.

Surprise…

On February 1, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

As I usually do at the end of the month I print out a copy of my metrics for www.miamiartexchange.com. This time I noticed a referrer link from CBS News. I wondered how that had happened so I went to check it out. click icon, scroll down to 15 Jan….

Back to Italy

On January 30, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Back at the race in Italy just BEFORE my picture was taken with the bouquet I was standing up on a high podium greeting the throngs of people in the overflow crowd… Yeah, right. There was a huge crowd but, I was very humble about my presence. The reason I…

Puerto Rico

On January 30, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

USA team made up of two riders from Florida and two national riders, me as support and the coach. The guy standing next to me still lives in Miami. Coach is deceased from some rare blood disorder. Coach shocked me one night in Dominican Rep. (at another int’l race) by…

Italy, 1985

On January 29, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In 1985 I spent 6 mos. in Italy, working for a bicycle racing and touring company. I did get to race too. I was in really good shape then. I was riding about 250 miles per week including doing some small mountains. We did train up one mountain pass of…

Untitled

On January 29, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Labyrinthine Manifestations… Peter Barrett’s exhibition at Ingalls & Associates [full text & images] Slowly articles are getting published. My teaching assignment took a turn that one always has to anticipate as a adjunct, ones classes getting cancelled. Well, I got another class to replace it, thank goodness, only now I…

Birthday Greetings

On January 27, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Happy Birthday, danthered!! Handsome and sexy!

Time to move…

On January 22, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, I’ve been told to move. This has been coming but, now it’s here. My options are VERY limited. Time to get more boxes. My niece is such an awesome young lady. I was on the phone with her today for over an hour. We’re bouncing ideas off of each…

Survey, not a meme…

On January 19, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

As has been mentioned during 2005 on this blog, and in the real world, Miami Art Exchange is changing in ways to make your online experience a better and more valuable one. At this moment your input is important. Please take a few moments to fill out this form. This…

Interesting…

On January 17, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I am a member of 1 clique of size 8 clarkelane, art_thirst, bitterlawngnome, arthole, whiskerfish, urso, chrisglass, naylandblake Find the largest clique containing: (Enter your livejournal username here).

For my Canadian friends…

On January 13, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

AGO Invites Public to Get Creative with In Your Face! (Toronto: January 13, 2006) For the first time in the Gallery’s history the AGO is launching an exhibition created entirely by the public. Opening July 1, In Your Face is an exhibition of portraits collected from the general public to…

Called into the office

On January 10, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I checked out two books from the library yesterday and was doing some web browsing on Arts & Letters Daily and thought I should try some other author. I thought Arthur Danto might be an interesting choice so, I got two more books today. Only one of the books is…

Emotions

On January 6, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Got an email this morning saying one of my classes probably won’t make enough students. They gave the class I should be teaching to somebody else. Only one class to teach and now I’m in serious financial trouble.

Ugh!

On January 1, 2006, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Happy New Year! I hate that people are so thoughtless of others that they don’t cover their mouths when they cough. That means, I am sick this past two days with a sore throat and upset stomach (when eating some solid food). It was a low key New Year celebration…

Post hurricane repairs

On December 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, the street light out front has been repaired (since Wednesday). When the non-local truck pulled up I went outdoors to watch. Both guys were handsome and friendly. The guy in the cherry picker finished so fast I asked him to go but up so I could take his picture….

Deep Dish!

On December 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Homemade Deep dish. Peeled, sliced, cooked and, baked. Made today. Easy as… pie.

Apple Cobbler

On December 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, I got a last minute invitation for Christmas Day dinner. It’s an open invitation for the most part anyway but, I asked my friend if I should bring a bottle of wine. He said, “No. Bring one of your desserts.” So, I baked two apple cobblers, from scratch. They…

Podcast #2

On December 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday at midnight, my second podcast went live. I had to revise it twice because I forgot parts but, it’s done now. More production than the first. Intro music. Scripted narration. Live interview at one of the satelite art fairs (with a motorized sculpture as background noise). Closing narration and,…

Four or 4?

On December 20, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A. FOUR JOBS YOU’VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE: 1. Museum Preparator 2. Truss Sawyer 3. Cycling Mechanic & Trainer 4. Adjunct Professor B. FOUR CITIES YOU’VE LIVED IN: 1. Cincinnati, OH 2. Los Angeles, CA 3. San Francisco, CA 4. Miami, FL C. FOUR PLACES YOU’VE BEEN ON VACATION: 1….

Wrap Up

On December 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Wrap Up of images from the art fairs. From top to bottom: watercolor on paper, fiberglass & plaster, artists’ book, tapestry and beads on paper maché. Full page of images

Podcast

On December 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I made my first podcast. I shouldn’t have cut it in half but, I understood my domain manager saying 8M was the largest file I could upload. That was for images so, I have to upload it differently. Anyway, it worked out. While I was taping the interview a woman…

Under Pressure

On December 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

There is no denying that I’ve been busy being productive. All the art fairs have yet to make it to print. Finals have yet to be calculated yet, this is all on my agenda. Officially grades are due in by the 12th. I’m not feeling organized enough but, there’s no…

No, I’m not

On December 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

No, I’m not ignoring you all, I’m just busy at the art fairs and satellite events and VIP parties. A group of about 10-12 art bloggers had a meetup this past Wednesday night at a little restaurant on Miami Beach. It was kewl meeting everyone whose blogs are part of…

Art Tour

On November 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I went on an art tour in a collector’s former home, now private exhibition & project space. Two artists were there working on a site-specific installation. Another artist was in town to work on his but, he wasn’t on site during my visit. This former home has 20+ ft. ceilings,…

Okay… a few comments

On November 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, you’ve heard it all before, “I’ve been super busy.” Well, I have. I’m gearing up for all the art fairs and that takes lots of planning (which I haven’t totally completed). Tuesday night I was invited to a video lounge screening at the Sagamore Hotel on Miami Beach with…

You know this guy…

On November 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You know the LJ guy who wrote this… “The Humiliation of the Bureaucrat: Artist-Run Centres as Museums by Artists” AA Bronson. One of these days I hope to meet him in person.

The Meme Game

On November 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Humor me, post a picture of yourself in my journal. Make it crazy, arty, experimental or, whatever? Please!

Art Basel Miami Beach – preparation

On November 15, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Still busy with pre-art fair preparations. Mudding walls, sanding, primering, painting, cleaning up, moving art has been my agenda on what normally would have been my own time. I don’t mind working for the gallery I’m working for, although I’m subcontracted with her preparator. I’ll definitely provide images once everything…

Busy, good.

On November 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve been busy doing some freelance work helping in a gallery getting ready for the art fairs. Lots of local talk going around about who, what and where as far as fair entrants, who has the pull to get what they want approved, and more. Gawd, tonight’s gallery walk was…

Art + Auction

On November 10, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My local competition was mentioned by name (artblog.net) in one of the several articles featured on Miami’s art scene. It’s okay as my planning for something bigger than just a blog is on the drawing board. I’ve got a busy day today. The univ. is requiring I come up with…

Toot, tooting my own horn!

On November 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The current issue of Art+Auction is on the shelves and I’m newly published there, photogrpahy, not writing. I’m glad they mailed me a copy, it’s $14 for the special issue. I went to a couple galleries today for the purpose of keeping my business contacts fresh. I’m glad to have…

Now I’m sure…

On November 4, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Now I’m sure there are rats not mice in the rafters. Another trap went off this morning and caught nothing. I guess I’ll have to make a bigger hole in the ceiling so that I can get my hands and trap up there. Other good news, the current issue of…

Rats or Mice?

On November 2, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Rodent update (as if you really want to know): I bought 4 mouse traps and set them up in the rafters last night. Three of them went off. I caught nothing that I can see. One trap was retrieved after being set off. Another had not been set off. Two…

Survival… rodents included.

On November 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have managed to survive Miss Wilma. The bitch sent something into the front windshield of my car and it is not cracked and needs replacement. As if I have money to do that. I’ve had no electricity for eight days now. Ice has been periodic so, food got tossed…

Sorry… I had to.

On October 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

Sorry, I had to. I heard something in the middle of the night. I got up several times with my flashlight. I saw nothing. I put a nice chunk of brie onto a trap this morning and in less than ten minutes, BAM! I got him. Some animals I don’t…

Another hurricane…

On October 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

I’m as prepared as I can be for Miss Wilma. I don’t know what else I can do (that I’m actually capable of doing) so, I’ll just wait and watch. I hope I don’t lose power. It doesn’t make sense to drive anywhere because the projections are not clear as…

Updates

On October 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

http://www.miamiartexchange.com/ updated with photo by Ed Book. Edward Weston: Life Work (an exhibition at the Lowe Art Museum, Univ. of Miami campus.[+] Museum of Contemporary Art 10 Years After [+] Contemporary art as an extension of the Arts & Crafts Movement [+] Historiography: Ana Mendieta [+]

Rainy night

On October 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I can tell the next few months will be more than a little stressful. Miamiartexchange.com has some high community expectations. I hear it all the time. I like to do more than write little short overviews of shows but, if that’s all the time I have there is no other…

2nd scan…

On October 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

The process of creating these images is part of what is becoming very exciting because it cannot be totally predicted. Using different supports is going to allow me to work in the wet darkroom although, the possibility of working digitally presents some interesting options since I rarely do stuff that…

Excitement…

On October 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

Wanting to work the mushroom magic in the darkroom I attempted to create something I can take into the wet darkroom. First, however, I scanned it to see the results today instead of waiting until next week. Only an experiment, this is exciting! No camera.

Last Week…

On October 6, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

I can’t remember what day it was that I saw this osprey but, I think it was Friday of last week. I’ve been so busy lately I haven’t been able to keep track of the days for incidental things. I wish I could have gotten on the other side of…

Music for all…

On October 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My WolframTones Collection of 30 second musical explorations. The bottom two are the best by far.

Both versions…

On September 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

These are two of the recent experiments with mushrooms. The black paper version shows a shot that cuts off about 40% of the image (from the surrounding area). I know some of my students think I’m crazy dashing across campus to gather up mushrooms that have sprouted up. Let ’em…

Mushrooms on black paper

On September 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Here… and there.

On September 29, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I had almost completed a post on Tuesday when the landlord’s electrician shut off the power without notice. He could have said something since my bathroom window was open and back door open, right where he was working. I stepped outside to ask what happened, saw him and asked if…

Job Offer

On September 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I got a job offer from a store I know today. I walked in the immediately out of the mouth of the manager came those words offering me a job. Unfortunately, now that school is back in session and, classes I’m scheduled to teach for the city, and the development…

Mushroom Print

On September 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

More, and more please!

On September 20, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve had more miamiartexchange.com communications over the weekend. People are responding to the opportunities I’m providing. I’m really glad to see my ideas are valid ones. Thanks to my technical advisor for making it possible. Over the weekend, a woman walked up to me while I was talking to the…

Not a break…

On September 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

No break is being taken here. I’ve had a rash (the good kind) of reponses to deal with regarding www.miamiartexchange.com. There was always the hope that things would move in this direction but, it’s taken a long time to get to this point. Having made the site into something much…

Here but, busy…

On September 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

Miamiartexchange.com has taken a good deal of my time since my last post. I did the gallery visits on Thur, Fri, and Sat., wrote up two “roundups” with one more to do. I sent out a newsletter on Monday and, whether it’s related to the newsletter emailing or not, I…

Change of pace…

On September 9, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Cut.

On September 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Mushroom junkie!

On September 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

Spores, alive!

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Exo- not indo-

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Birds, three different ones.

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A favorite…

On September 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

On the roadside

On September 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Human landscape

On August 31, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Do I need to say more?

On August 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With No Comments

B&W continuance…

On August 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Whose avatar?

On August 29, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More bones…

On August 28, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

New Work

On August 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

New Work

On August 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

While I was at the university making my previous post of today, I made some new images. I took my box of animal skulls to school on Wed. because I wanted to continue working on some b&w’s. I was thinking about how Chuck Close takes his portraits straight on so,…

Sobreviví

On August 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, I have survived Florida’s latest hurricane. There are many downed trees and broken branches in the roadway and sidewalks. Yesterday just after moving my car away from a swaying tree that didn’t fall over into the rear parking area, a 2×6 that was about 8 ft. long was ripped…

Image review from the past

On August 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This may look familiar but, it’s different. Reviewing images from the past since I don’t want to go out in the rain and impending Katrina. Gallery visits got cancelled for the day. My freaking domain registrar has marked one of my web sites as expired, again, which it is not….

More light, perfect or not…

On August 24, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Perfect Sunlight

On August 24, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

$256 Dollar Question – Steve Kurtz

On August 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You may not think this concerns you but, it does! Miami Art Exchange – Steve Kurtz’s case postponed again via SFGate.com Terror Hysteria Gone Absurdist. “Ambiguity is a quality seldom appreciated by federal prosecutors. Working with benign bacteria in his own home, Kurtz was positioned well on the legal side…

b&w is looking good to me

On August 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

…more b&w

On August 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

untitled

On August 20, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Testing B&W again…

On August 19, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Clouds

On August 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A number of my LJ friends take pictures of clouds but this one was developing right in front of me as I took an afternoon walk. The top seemed to be spilling over with smooth particles then, the fluffy portion would rise and break through building higher in the sky….

Ongoing series…

On August 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

There is no terminal date set for completion of an ongoing series like this. I recognize that certain themes have run through my photos since the late 60s. This series needs to expand somewhat but, I don’t have to space to do it at the moment. So, the “tabletop” nature…

Tree – March, 2005

On August 15, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, just before leaving for the univ. my landlord drives up as I’m emptying trash. We end up having a discussion regarding my past due rent. Even though he’s reapplying the pressure, he wants me to catch up and is giving me two more months to get back to paying…

Mentally, elsewhere…

On August 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

It’s not good for me at the moment to be elsewhere mentally right now. School starts up again and I need to have my thoughts there. However, I haven’t taken any new images since I’ve returned fro Minnesota although, I almost did last night. This so-called studio where I am…

Pearly Everylasting

On August 12, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I took pics of this wildflower last summer but, in not so fully open. Walking up the road from my friend’s cabin is very rich in flora and fauna. I didn’t see any deer along the road this year but, I know they were there.

From logging to foot trail

On August 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

After passing raspberries on a rocky unpaved road, we turned onto a trail made from a former logging trail line, narrow gauge with some wood still remaining. We hiked up a couple miles where I saw this brightly colored mushroom. I didn’t spend much time looking up names on this…

Pitcher Plants

On August 10, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A couple of years ago was when I first encountered the pitcher plant. This summer I canoed by a different variety but, they were very much skin-like. The entire area was full of nasty biting black flies and other flying insects. Pitcher plants ooze some kind of substance that attracts…

Raspberries

On August 9, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

While in Minnesota we went blueberry picking twice. We got enough for me to make a pie, which I did and, enough for my friend’s nephew who would visit the cabin the following weekend. Raspberries seemed to be past their prime but, I munched as many as I could while…

Minnesota via Flickr

On August 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Some Minnesota images are finally online. I’m not used to how Flickr works so, I made this link. I hope it works correctly. The images are from the Arts & Crafts Festival and the lake where I spent most of my time. And, reinspired by Chuck Close’s self-portraits, I took…

Walker Art Center and Hegman Lake

On August 4, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, I got to meet Tim (GotMoof) on my trip. Sorry about the mix-up time but, we made it. The Walker was really sweet. A museum complex built for US$70mil. Here in Miami our Performing Arts Center is 20 months behind schedule and over budget by close to US$68mil! What…

Coming up for breath…

On July 24, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m not drowning, I’m just very busy workiing on laying the foundation for my future. After having become highly invigorated with developing www.miamiartexchange.com, it has lead to other things that have kept me busy. I am a one-person operation. I have had a bit of freelance work that had kept…

Silence isn’t always golden… but, it can be busy.

On July 18, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have been very, very busy lately. Miami Art Exchange has finally relaunched. It has kept me VERY busy learning how to use the Mambo CMS, that was provided for me, and then converting many, many pages. Actually, most of 2004 has not be converted yet due to the many…

le Tour at 70 kph.

On July 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

Early mornings here are spent listening to Eurosport.com and looking at live video stills from le Tour de France. The race is shaping up to be one of unpredictable moments full of excitement and drama. Tuesday, Armstrong and the team rode almost all of his rivals off his wheels. It…

Sniff me babydoll… I’m your man!

On July 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Women are most likely to cheat on their long-term partner when they are at their most fertile, and they tend to choose genetically superior men for their fling. That’s the claim of a study by Czech researchers, which found that the smell of a socially dominant male is most exciting…

Mail Art

On July 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Calling all artists… Do you know what mail art is? If you do, send something to: Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 www.mocanomi.org They redesigned their website but, it’s still got problems with its layout and color palette. I don’t know if it is…

World or Horrors!

On July 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The consequences of living in the world today is that life is tenuous. London, England suffered four bomb attacks but, the world has largely overlooked the suffering in the Sudan. We humans are a cruel bunch of primates; greedy, and base are also good descriptions. As much as I love…

Big head…

On July 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Credit: Nubar Alexanian Andrew Sullivan was born in England and educated at Oxford and Harvard. At 27, he became editor of The New Republic, a position he held for five years. As a writer, commentator and blogger, Sullivan addresses political and social issues, and advocates for gay rights. Full article…

Busy boy I’ve been

On July 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

What have I been doing? Not posting much on any of my blogs.

The Sound of Sleep

On June 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Saturday night when I got in bed, as tired as I was, I could not drop straight off to sleep. Why? The answer is really simple. I kept hearing the sound of rushing water, the water of the Loxahatchee River, running through my head. It was a mesmerising sensation that…

Spam-o-rama Poetic Slamma

On June 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

That compulsory license created a world where a thousand times by the weird, notional, metaphorical intellectual property on his warm, nourished them into life. A Swallow, observing what she lifestyle in the lives of those with special needs. For the aliens who appeared around graveyards and parks. They have red…

Loxahatchee River canoe trip – part 2

On June 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in , , With No Comments

Cypress trees grow directly in the river. Think of a Mississippi swamp with moss hanging. We have the same thing here. This water is not a swamp though. It moves very swiftly but, I think that’s because we’ve had so much rain lately. We paddled up one fork and deboarded…

Loxahatchee River canoe trip

On June 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, I have some new images. I went on an all day canoe trip with a co-professor from the university. I never took a class with him (painting) but, we were always friendly, even when I was a student back in the early 90s. Anyway, I had to drive up…

Interesting interests results…

On June 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

We’ve had rain most of every day for the past two weeks. I think we need to dry out a bit but, we have another week ahead of us that looks like more rain. That said, because I haven’t taken but a handful of images since the last ones I…

More baseball…

On June 12, 2005, Posted by , In Blog,Photography, tagged in , With No Comments

I went out today and saw a baseball game about to start. I hung out while they got warmed up and took more pics. This time I climbed about 10 ft. up a fence to get some shots. I think the one here is my best. The top pic is…

Mechanic

On June 10, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I went for an oil change today. My new mechanic is such a hunk. His son is handsome too. There are a couple body builder posters on the wall of the office that I find suspect even though the father looks like he used to lift weights. Today there was…

Flexibility

On June 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Flexibility is something relative. How flexible are you? Can you bend and not break (as in pull a muscle or tendon)? Is your time flexible? Are your ideas flexible? Is flexibility a good or bad thing? We don’t normally think of steel as flexible but, without some flexibility it would…

Mambo

On June 6, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Brown eggs are what I always buy. I’ve been buying ’em since the 70s. That’s not always but, most of my life. They remind me of my grandmother because her hens laid lots of brown eggs. I’m not sure they taste different but, I do like to keep my grandmother’s…

Do you like baseball?

On June 5, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m not much of a baseball fan although I enjoy most sports. I think baseball is one of those sports you need to watch live or, play yourself. I was never any good at baseball so, I never liked playing it. I never was any good at basketball but, I…

In my solitude…

On May 29, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“In my solitude…” is the title of a great song by Billie Holiday. When I first heard her life story on whatever radio station I used to listen to while I was still living at home with my parents, it brought me to tears. I’m not teary tonight but, I…

Giro d’Italia 2005 – il Dolomiti – the Dolomite mountain range

On May 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today was the third day of being in the high mountains of northern Italy for il Giro d’Italia (cycling Tour of Italy). Today’s stage went up Passo del Stelvio, the highest point of the race. There are 48 switchbacks to climb to the top. Even though you’d probably be in…

Giro d’Italia 2005 – il Dolomiti – the Dolomite mountain range

On May 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today was the second day of being in the high mountains of northern Italy for il Giro d’Italia (cycling Tour of Italy). On Friday they went through the area near where I stayed during my 6 months in Italy. The city of Marostica is very beautiful with a fantastic castle…

Gallery sitting…

On May 19, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m gallery sitting while a friend and gallery owner is out of town. Just a few minutes ago, a guy walks in and says he wants to drop off his business card. I’m thinking he’s an artist or something like that. He says he’s a mortage broker. While he’s saying…

More Orchids

On May 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More Miami Beach Nature Conservancy images. In other news, I went to a round of gallery openings, saw a few friends, had a drink, and had a good time while trying to get some job leads. Nothing fruitful turned up but, I remain hopeful. I just returned home from some…

Giro d’Italia 2005

On May 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … The Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) has been going on for about a week now. I watch it live on computer (Eurosport.com) using both their audio and video from two different websites. It works though. I also check the final standings on cyclingnews.com. There are always images during…

Web gallery

On May 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Anne Chu review coming online soon. Her art, sculpture and watercolors, are really great. Updated: no review yet. Been way too busy.

Botanical Gardens…

On May 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

We have a number of botanical gardens locally. That seems like a natural for a subtropical area like S. Florida. Here are some of my most recent images. Top pic was taken in Fairchild Gardens. Bottom three pics taken last Saturday at the Miami Beach Nature Conservancy. … …

When will the first eyas (baby falcon) hatch?

On May 9, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Speaking of birds (yesterday), Mariah, the peregrine falcon that lives atop Kodak’s main building in Rochester, NY, is about to hatch some babies. There are webcams on her and her mate’s nesting space 24/7. So, check it out. I’ve been watching this falcon family for the past four years. The…

Catching up…

On May 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Postings have been fewer lately. I’m feeling a little like withdrawing even though I really should be getting out and about. My energy is okay. It’s my mental state. Finals were given, grades turned in, semester ended. Now, I’m back unemployed and, haven’t found any meaningful work. Off Monday to…

Did you miss the fire or, what?

On April 30, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Last weekend I posted this pic (from a bonfire in a friend’s yard), behind a cut and, for some reason, not much was said about it even though I thought a few viewers were interested in seeing it. Maybe, it was because I had the Miami Heat pic…

Woodpeckers…

On April 28, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Picoides pubescens – Downy Woodpecker Yes, the supposed extinct bird was found in Arkansas. I’m happy that I got some good pics from last year myself. This woodpecker frequents a nearby park. I used to hear woodpeckers pounding the house where I used to live. The many times…

Lawd, help me.

On April 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m at the univ. right now. I have a student that CANNOT divide 4 3/4 in half. 4 3/4 in. divided by 2! Lawd have mercy! Okay, she figured it out but I had to go walk away to take off the pressure. *sigh*

More trains…

On April 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Trains are back, as if they ever disappeared. They are about to lay new track. The had cars filled with rails that had to be cut where there are cross streets. I assume they’ll come back and complete them within the next few weeks. It was really amazing…

Fire and Heat!

On April 24, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I love basketball. Always have. Cycling, I love more so, let’s get that straight. Anyway, the playoffs are on. I haven’t gone to any games this season, mostly because of my finances. I could NOT let the playoffs go by without going so, I was there! In the…

Just believe me…

On April 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You know me. I usually steer clear of negative religious talk but, this is interesting. Reading period, is something on the decline from what I’ve noticed in my dealings with students. Very few know what research is or, how to perform it. And then, what is acceptable for quoting as…

And, More Orchids

On April 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Obviously, the gardens have lots of orchids, including some rare varieties.

More Orchids

On April 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Fairchild Tropical Garden has many, many orchids. All of these were taken indoors. They have a good number outdoors in the tropical rain forest area. I’ve taken some pics there before.

Orchids

On April 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Friday, I went to do an artist Studio Visit of a Cuban artist I’ve known for a few years. He’s very interesting and articulate. I like his work too. It deals a lot with the bad side of human nature but, in a playful sort of way. He…

Cy Twombly, gay artist

On April 12, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With 3 Comments

“You cannot fully understand Twombly’s art unless you know that he is gay. It’s often fatuous to reduce an artist to his or her sexuality, but Twombly is working in a tradition that associates homosexuality with an ideal human freedom. This tradition strives for an art unfettered by purpose, function,…

A Hunk…

On April 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Saturday night’s gallery openings was another one for meeting up with friends. One gallery whose website I maintain moved into a new, spacious, fab warehouse space. It will be the talk of the town for sure. I know he had to have some big investors to renovate the…

Underwater

On April 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Some time ago I took some images using an underwater camera. I wasn’t sure of what I’d get but, they turned out okay. I might have to use it again for what I’m attempting to complete out in the mangroves.

Previously posted return…

On April 10, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Returning to a previously posted image and the park where it was taken to reconniter the island in the middle of the lake. Saturday’s are not good days in that there are many people out on the lake. Also, the tidal currents strong as were the winds for…

Snake in the grass

On April 5, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … It only looks like grass but, there’s a weedy bush of some kind. I don’t often see snakes but, I was lucky enough to see one. A black banded water snake but, after doing some searching I think it might be a black racer. They eat fish. Non-poisonous…

Out and About…

On April 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Behind the storm…

On April 2, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The Abyss

On March 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I’m dealing with some personal and artistic dilemas that balances on my performative work and its documentation. We so often gravitate toward things of interest and this has happened with me in the case of a text by Wole Soyinka, Myth, Literature, and the African World. Like most…

Old images…

On March 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Hiatus? Not exactly…

On March 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

No, I haven’t been that busy but, I haven’t really had much to say. I’ve worked on Miamiartexchange.com and posted a new article on the current exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg at Miami Art Museum. I did get an email from a friend that looks at the other top news story,…

Different shot

On March 18, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … After looking at my previous image I didn’t like it at all. I told one of my students to take a break and go away from the image. Come back with fresh eyes to read its quality and content. I have to do the same thing myself.

Partially fulfilled…

On March 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I went on my trip to take some photos. I took some Saturday by myself. Sunday I wanted a friend to assist me but, he said he needed to work and couldn’t. Oh well… On the way home there were two separate wrecks on I-95 and traffic was…

Some questions are better than others…

On March 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I asked naylandblake to ask some general questions that I could use on my art blog but these are much too personal. It proved interesting because I wouldn’t think to just go off and answer these on my LJ or anywhere else. That makes them better than just any ole’…

Went searching and…

On March 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Went to my vulture location, St. Lucie Lock on the canal going to Lake Okeechobee (all Federal land). It was too early in the day for vultures to be around but, I did find two gopher turtles wandering around. One ran back to its hole faster than you…

Untitled

On March 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Evening walk. On the way back home I heard the train coming.

Night shot…

On March 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I’ve taken pics of these parking lot lights before but, finally I have something I like.

Just up the street…

On March 6, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Half a block from the location of the previous image.

More night shots…

On March 6, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Evening walk a few days ago.

More night shots…

On March 5, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I went for a nice long walk of about four miles tonight. I take long walks pretty often in the evening hoping also to find some photo op. Tonight I found several. Just about as soon as I got up about two blocks, a freight train came rolling…

All aboard! Another Night Train.

On March 4, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … A rash of train pics I’ve been holding on to is finally making an appearance. I haven’t really taken that many images of trains, honestly. This one I was trying to get a good closeup shot as it passed. I didn’t get the shot I wanted… p.s. Since…

All aboard!

On March 4, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Trains run by here during the day, too.

Spring Break

On March 4, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Officially, spring breaks starts next week but, since I don’t have classes on Friday’s, mine starts today. Students turned in black-on-black projects yesterday. I have to say they were much better than the white-on-white’s which were mostly too grey and too dark. I think the subtle tonalities of the higher…

All aboard! Night Train…

On March 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … …not a passenger train but, this week there have been more trains than usual passing these tracks. It’s rather disturbing for those that live closeby, like myself. But, I’ll live.

Walk in the park…

On March 2, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Not every day is bright and sunny. Cloudy, overcast skies are good for doing b&w photos.

Night Moon

On March 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I’m trying to get on the b&w train and expand my digital output. I think things are on the right track. Actually, this image is directly toward the train tracks, if aimed a bit lower.

Chicken Soup for the Soul…

On February 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I turned on the TV yesterday morning as I was getting dressed. It was on the cooking shows. The first show was already in progress, making chicken broth for chicken soup, all from scratch. Yummy! It looked SO good I made it today for myself. It required a…

black & white

On February 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Honestly, I have given little thought to b&w digital image making. I know that I should because the overwhelming majority of my photographic work is b&w. At the same time, color photography is not something I give a lot of thought to, in most cases. It has been…

Afro-Blue Poetic

On February 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Of all the performative work I’ve done, none has been designed to a typical audience as such. Usually, it is something that “just takes place” and the audience is often invited to participate if they care to. When they do participate it’s also usually in isolation performaning acts similar to…

Another full moon…

On February 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … The moon gliding slowly through the clouds is a wonderfully magic and majestic image. When I lived in Los Angeles I remember walking in an open field near our house in the misty moonlight. Foggy nights were even better. I love fog, for walking, not driving. 🙂

10 Things…

On February 24, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I know this list of 10 things will include some that most of you haven’t experienced. 1. Been told I couldn’t get service in a restaurant because they, “…don’t serve niggers.” 2. Raced a bicycle up (and down) a mountain (in Puerto Rico, Italy, and Jamaica). 3. Transversed the U.S….

Insects… again.

On February 23, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Back to Florida and leaving Christo’s art to generate its own buzz. I’m still reading but, have moved to another book. The current projects are still on schedule. One is with a canoe and me into the water. I will double check for gators and water moccasins. I…

Back to the previous…

On February 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … No gates in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to speak of so, back to experiments. This direction might prove more fruitful than I’d have imagined. I use Photoshop but, never have I really used it in a serious way in my photographic process. I’ll have to rethink that. Both…

The Gates… copyrighted!

On February 20, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“This Christo/Central Park Conservancy/Bloomberg fiasco is taking on some amazing twists. Today, 2/17/05, a representative of Christo’s German publisher informed street artists, photographers and art vendors around Central Park that they would be subject to arrest for selling any images of The Gates. I got the number of this person,…

Interesting results…

On February 19, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Today’s photoshoot didn’t happen (the way it was supposed to). I didn’t plan well enough. It was a bit overcast and I headed to the location across the road from where I photographed the turtle. Lunch was eaten and I plodded off into the woods. I wasn’t there…

A feeble attempt at something better…

On February 18, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I can’t recall who had the image on their LJ with the naked body covered with thorns but, here is my attempt. It is related to the previous images I’ve done. When I saw the body covered with thorns it struck a chord with me. Going back to…

Complex ideas, satisfying results…

On February 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Deleuze on music, painting and the arts / Ronald Bogue is proving to be more than an interesting read as it’s conjuring up images in my mind as I read. The discussion of the haptic and optic and its development in Western art was interesting until I got…

Non-Grammy listening – Folkways Smithsonian

On February 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

While the music industry was praising itself on Sunday night, I was listening to something much more interesting: Folkways Smithsonian.

Another step forward…

On February 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… Maybe this isn’t seen as another step forward but, since it was motivated by my readings, it is a step forward. I read something while in bed without a pencil to mark the passage but, it stuck with me. What stuck with me? The discussions about the landscape and,…

Moving forward…

On February 12, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… Deleuze argues that [Francis] Bacon’s problem –and the problem of all painters– is that the blank canvas on which he paints is not really blank at all. It is already full of images –clichéd images that bring with them a host of cultural associations, a panoply of trite symbols,…

Catching up…

On February 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

What have I been up to while not posting many images? Well, I haven’t been crying myself to sleep at night from a misperceived or, self-inflicted downer. I do feel much frustration in my life, and in this country in which I live. I am actually a bit fearful of…

How interesting…

On February 8, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I had two VERY interesting conversations today, one just five minutes ago with the boss of my boss. Earlier today a fulltime faculty mentioned that she wanted to nominate me for a fulltime position assisting the head of our department here at the univ. Five minutes ago the head of…

Frustration, bitterness, and a need to get drunk.

On February 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay. I decided I need to find a non-teaching job because teaching fulltime doesn’t seem like it’s gonna happen, ever. I found a job on campus that was a perfect fit. Program Assistant for Multicultural Affairs. Was? Yes, the dept. cancelled the position between today, the deadline for the application,…

The Anti-Gay Agenda

On February 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The Anti-Gay Agenda Protests over SpongeBob, complaints over gay being shown on a PBS cartoon, books that even mention homosexuality being taken off library shelves in Mississippi. What’s going on? “If you are a recently re-elected president with a strong conservative Christian base, and some elements of that base are…

Wolf or Coyote?

On January 29, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve started packing up some books today. I really do need to move although I hate the idea of doing it. *sigh* Anyway, I got to thinking about a post from sinnabor regarding a coyote seen outdoors the house. danlmarmot posted a pic of the critter some time last fall….

In death, beauty… (part 3)

On January 28, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Let me preface this by saying I have a lot on my mind. I need to move, without a destination in mind. Certainly not one I can currently afford. I’ve spend ten years now teaching with only one of those years with a fulltime contract. It has taken its toll…

New Photos

On January 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… “Are you taking pictures or, making pictures?” I’ve done some of both recently but, most of the images I’ve have over the years have been the latter. Unfortunately, I have made excuses for not producing the images of my choice over the past year, justifiable or not. I have…

[N]ot an easy time to be an atheist…

On January 27, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Atheists In America (Where?! Let’s Get ‘Em!) [Citizens of the United States of] America seems to be all about religion and demonstrable faith these days, with even the most secular of public figures feeling compelled to at least occasionally make nods toward their own piousness. In other words, it’s a…

In death, beauty… (part 2)

On January 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … One of several images. Underside with multicolored scales.

High School Senior

On January 26, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

What year was it? 1966 What were your three favorite bands/musicians? I can’t remember that far back but, even though I listened to pop (never liked the beatles), r&b, I also listened to classical (orquestral & chamber music), and traditional and avant garde jazz. Who were your best friends? Ray…

In death, beauty…

On January 25, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … One of several images shot on campus today.

You hungry, or what?

On January 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … One of my “sites to take photos” was visited today. There are several alligators in the small lake but, I didn’t see any today. Instead, I saw a turtle. A turtle looking directly at me. On purpose. “Food! Where’s the food?” We humans are doing a great disservice…

Crossroads, continued…

On January 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

continued… … … That light is so strong. It draws me. This hidden place in which I stand, turning occasionally from side to side, is a meeting place of sorts. Under the light of day it is nondescript. Only a wet, muddy trail to an unlit, tree shrouded parking lot….

Last weekend location: Crossroads

On January 22, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Off in the distance the light draws my thoughts with interest and fear. Who is out here hiding in the darkness, even though it is more than likely what, not whom. Not wild dogs, certainly. Snakes? No. Opossums, racoons, rodents of various kinds; they are what stirs in…

Light and Dark

On January 21, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Virtue has its own reward Evil has its own evil consequences If one’s conscience is clear The harmful fly sent by man Can do no harm.

Healing

On January 20, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Knowledge of the most powerful (herbal) medicines is in the hands of specialists. Herbal specialists and healers often claim some association with wild spirits or animals and some report being taught medicine by spirits or deities in dreams or trances, in the forest, or even at the bottom of the…

Flight of the avatar

On January 19, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Alliances with wild spirits, animals, or ancestors enable some people to “see” directly into the realm beyond [what the average, or ordinary person sees]. Animals of the wild feature prominently in myths of creation, origin, and migration as well as in proverbs, songs, and masquerade performances throughout Africa. As in…

Owonrin Meji – Owonrin double

On January 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Owonrin Meji Hand presses down heavily upon me The invisible worm walks crookedly within me Broom song: Sweep out, out upon the road, cleanse me. “We have consulted Owonrin Meji, may evil not surprise us, causing us to flee, leaving our children”

Night bridge

On January 17, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Ft. Pierce Causeway Bridge”

On the tower…

On January 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I guess the camera focused on me before I stepped back. It looks okay to me…

Break of the Day

On January 16, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Friday, Saturday and today have been cloudy and rainy. It has also cooled off, which is good. I went to Palm Beach Inst. of Contemp. Art for a show, then to Palm Beach 3, another art fair. Both were very good and I’m in the process of formulating articles. Afterward,…

Finally, a new image…

On January 14, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I walked across campus yesterday and tried to get this out of a palm tree. It was too high and, wedged behind some other part sticking up so, I went back after class to get it. It looks familiar because a grouping to palms are right outside the administration building….

question:

On January 13, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

If you and I were alone in my room right now, what would we be doing? (from naylandblake)

Musical change…

On January 11, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

While pop culture has never been anything more than of passing interest, it is enjoyable to discover new and interesting things. When I lived in SF in the 70s I was in the company of musicians, writers and visual artists from all over the world. It was a very stimulating…

Evening light…

On January 9, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I don’t know how old this church is but, I love the open latticework of the steeple. Its congregation is now Haitian SDA (Seventh Day Adventist). I’m sure inside there are more interesting architectual details but, I’ve never been inside. I went back to Art Miami for a panel discussion:…

Art and a surprise…

On January 7, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Last night was the preview opening of Art Miami. It is not as exciting as Art Basel Miami Beach but, it is certainly not a big disappointment like some make out it is. The art is mostly figurative, and geometric abstraction is high on the list but, you won’t find…

Silly things to do when bored…

On January 6, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Slander! and have been secretly doing it! kissed under the mistletoe. Twice. In June. runs a secret pornography ring. and are regular models. became turned on by the Power Rangers movie… found bondage equipment under ‘s bed, but claimed it belonged to ! and are really the same person! Think…

Ohio, school, and ageism…

On January 3, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yeah, some of you want to see something other than snow although I was really enjoying the cold for the few days I was in it. Now that I’ve been back home I’ve been fine tuning school paperwork. Every term the days the classes are held needs to be changed,…

Lingering cold…

On January 1, 2005, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Mentally, I’m still thinking about Ohio. I spent my first 9 years of life in Ohio. I don’t remember much about living in snow but, I do remember my grandmother’s house. I remember more about her house than where I lived. I still have dreams about living in Springfield, Ohio,…

Home Again…

On December 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I finally got back home from Ohio. I enjoyed myself with family. As many already know, we had some of the worst weather in 80 yrs, some have said. Anyway, I stayed indoors and warm. I-70 had to be shut down. I flew into Columbus so my flight made it…

Late but, not forgotten…

On December 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sorry my friends, Ohio has been a mess with the unexpected snowstorm that hit when I arrived. I’m making out fine. Family is pretty good with the exception of a cousin that died on the 22nd after a long battle against cancer. My current location, Mason, OH., with a DSL…

For you, Rob

On December 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was about to log off when I read ruralrob‘s post, Ten 2004 Miracles. It gave me an emotional rush… whether that’s good or bad. Even if all of the below list are not miracles, I am thankful in spite of it all. 1) I am thankful to be alive…

Earlier freighter

On December 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Earlier this year, Memorial Holiday weekend, I was down by the entrance to Port Everglades where the big ships come into Ft. Lauderdale. It, and the Port of Miami, get a lot of container traffic. Containers are one way thieves ship stolen vehicles out of the country. There are so…

Feelings…

On December 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday I was feeling melancholic. I think I’ve been tending towards this for a while. I’m not seeing enough light at the end of paths and openings. Too many doors are closed and paths blocked. I’m beginning to feel tied to a situation I want to separate from but, haven’t…

Strong . Spirit . Medicine continuing series

On December 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Untitled (mangrove shells stones)” archival digital print © 2004

New Growth

On December 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Macro, new growth.

Mangroves & Shells

On December 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

[part of “Strong Medicine Gallery”] The above was one of the first images made on Sunday. I took it on-site. This one will be added to my online Onajide’s digital Printroom in the next day or so. Don’t overread the content of this or other images I’ve created. Some more…

Two days, four woodpeckers…

On December 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Picoides pubescens – Downy Woodpecker I saw two large Dryocopus pileatus – Pileated Woodpeckers yesterday up a tall tree. They were too far to get a good pic as the tree was growing in a field of nasty shrubs and vines, very possibly a snake or two, lots of jagged…

African Oracular System – IFA

On December 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With 5 Comments

This will be a complex post. Some may not understand what follows but, it could take a very long to explain it well enough for better, no ways complete, understanding. Looking back at my earlier images of “arranged plant & animal materials” provides somewhat a visual clue for much of…

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden

On December 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

© 2004 Onajídé Shabaka [Edited 16 June, 2011: discovered and photographed while walking.]

A few days ago…

On December 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

[Edited 16 June, 2011: experimental image]

After a short break…

On December 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My short break has been to reduce my phototaking down to a minimum. That means only my daily selfpics have continued and, even they have had some lapses. Anyway, this image was made on Thanksgiving. We had no idea what it was because there was no plant from which this…

End of semester…

On December 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, finally, grades have been turned in. The semester is now finished. I stopped by Ed’s office to see if he was there and when I did, there was a retirement party for the former dept. chair who has been a full time faculty for a good number of years….

Gussied up…

On December 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, I got a tux and went to the Miami Art Museum Ball, their major yearly fundraiser. I was invited by the museum. This has been an exhausting past few days. I did not attend the univ. faculty exhibition because I am insulted by their exclusion. That same faculty that…

Art, Parties, Art, Friends

On December 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve been busy this weekend. Lots of pics of art. Check http://miamiartexchange.com/maex_artblog/ for updates. I went to the Miami Art Museum Ball last night. Big black tie dinner and dancing. No dancing for me, my feet are hurting from so much walking and Fri. night driving home on surface streets…

Nayland in Miami Beach… huh?

On December 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Art Basel Miami Beach and I saw Nayland! [Printed Matter, NYC] Yep. The art season is at its high point. Lots of art, people, more art, lots of money, big money, food, drinks, parties, people, more art, and parties. We go thru this again on a slightly smaller scale in…

Latest New Fossils & Lectures

On November 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I finished up taking pics of fossils for a while. The current semester is ending & both Ed and I will be busy during the next few weeks, then comes Christmas break. I need to find some time for us to do something away from the univ. I went to…

Gallery Openings, Pre-Art Basel Miami Beach

On November 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Bernice Steinbaum Gallery had an opening tonight with two Chinese-American artists both born and raised in China: Wanxin Zhang (above) and Hung Liu (below). I maintain her website and took the pics above for her. Both artists were extremely nice. I will probably send off an email in…

Thanksgiving Times Two

On November 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Thanksgiving has always been a holiday I have liked, unlike Christmas. It’s not that I don’t mind receiving a gift or, giving a gift (even though it has mostly been a financial burden for so many gifts at one time). Thanksgiving has been a holiday where I have felt more…

Fairchild Botanical Garden

On November 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [Aechmea Woronowii] – Within the past few month I recall reading something about a rare plant that blooms once every 5 years or so that bloomed in Australia. We have one in Miami that I believe bloomed two years ago. Ours is called “Mr. Stinky” because when the…

Fairchild Botanical Garden

On November 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I didn’t see an identification marker near this palm tree but, the colors of these fruits caught my eye.

Fairchild Botanical Garden

On November 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [herrania imbrica] I can’t recall if this tree is from Asia or Central America. Anyway, strange fruits. The tree and other plants are inside an arboretum even though its plenty warm here for tropical plants. It, and other plants, are rare so, they are somewhat protected. During the…

More Fairchild Botanical Garden…

On November 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… …

Carolina, one year older…

On November 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Carolina, the red-tailed hawk, is one year older since I last saw her (now 5 yrs. old). She’s still very beautiful and, she was perched next to her companion, and owl, just like last year. The small fox unfortunately died. Carolina was tethered because she can and does…

New Fossils #5

On November 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … No, the image above doesn’t relate to the text below but, so be it. It’s just another exapmle of the fossils. I’m doing more pics next week. Even though I’ve taken some boxes of my collected stuff to Ed’s office, I haven’t found anything that really compliments the…

New Fossils #4

On November 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … In reality, this fossil pic is #7 however, that’s inconsequential to what will end up being a portfolio of images I can exhibit and use as a fundraiser for another project. It’s really that I’m trying to complete something I started long ago that, even though I thought…

New Fossils #3

On November 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … This morning I wanted to say something to Ed SO bad but, didn’t. He and his wife of 22 yrs. are breaking up. He’s moving out of his house. He’s feeling very unloved and unwanted. Gawd, I want him. But, I don’t think it appropriate for me to…

New Fossils #2

On November 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Was the previous pic so ordinary that nobody was moved to comment?

New Fossils #1

On November 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Finally. After a year of waiting and missed opportunities my first set of fossil images were done today. I’m looking for a place to exhibit them too. On campus? Dr. Petuch would like that. It would also add credibility to his collection and enhance my position on campus…

End of exhibition

On November 15, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … My exhibition ended over the weekend. Now it’s time to move on to the next project, fossils. No more “plain white paper.” Miami Book Fair was this past weekend as well. I went to talk to two publishers about manuscript submissions. I have my work cut out although,…

White Paper #7 & #8

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Final paper. A rubbing and, a closeup section of it. Do you know what the rubbing is of?

White Paper #6

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Back lit, cut paper.

White Paper #5

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … A prick on a piece of drawing paper.

White Paper #4

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Crumpled paper.

White Paper #3

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Folded paper.

White Paper #2

On November 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Cut paper.

White Paper #0

On November 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I should have shown the worse one first. When I get up tomorrow, I’ll post another of the good ones. I took five I think are most worthy with this one showing an idea (cut paper) that gets more fully developed in a later image. I didn’t balance…

White Paper #1

On November 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Finally, I’ve got one white paper image I like. What do you think?

Categorised, yes.

On November 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… …

Fossils on hold…

On November 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … More delays. I wasn’t able to arrive early and be outside the office door for this mornings photo shoot. I had to reschedule and will have to get up at 5:30 am in order to be on campus at 9:30 am. He’s got a class at 11:30 am…

Vulture in Flight

On November 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Vultures, and other migratory birds, are protected by US Federal law. Vultures are sacred birds in many non-western cultures, specifically, W. African. Vultures are one of the animal avatars of Babaluaiye. Most people just say Babalu without having the slightest idea what they are saying. Babaluaiye=Father Lord of…

Short trip to Ft. Pierce – part 2

On November 7, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Of course, there is no way to have seen 2004 bringing four major hurricanes to the State of Florida, much less two of them striking Ft. Pierce. Central Florida closer to Lake Okeechobee got hit THREE times within a narrow time. I have not had a chance to…

Short trip to Ft. Pierce – part 1

On November 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … The sky was beautiful last night, and this morning at dawn. I didn’t sleep much. It got chilly. Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne damaged Ft. Pierce but, what I saw was nothing like hurricane Andrew from 10 yrs. ago with entire neighborhoods flattened south of Miami proper. It was…

Boner Bear & Wild Driving

On November 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have been busier than I thought I’d be when I went to some gallery openings on 30 Oct. Anyway, I finally wrote a short piece about two of the recent exhibitions, one from that night (shown here) and, another from an opening the previous week. I did not mention…

Life Has an Empty Spot

On November 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Not much to say right now. I’m sure others are feeling the same way.

Continuing Themes…

On November 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Nick’s is right around the corner. If you love grease, you’ll love Nick’s. I ate there a few times when I first moved into my current location. One afternoon I got a grilled cheese with tomato sandwich. It was served in a pool of grease. Yuck. The cheese…

Beautiful sky, deep, murky ocean

On October 31, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… …

Ocean Swim

On October 31, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday, I had been thinking about calling a newish friend Paul to see if he was up to hanging out for a bit. I didn’t want to seem pushy so I didn’t. Instead, he called me. That was even better. Although I was attracted to him from our initial meeting,…

Hanging with friends…

On October 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… [click for more daily selfpics] … Last night was another night of gallery openings and free live music on the streets of N. Miami next to MoCA. Nicole Yarling is really good both as a singer and jazz violinist. Everybody was really enjoying it. Both galleries near MoCA featured…

Moonglow

On October 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [click image for more selections]

15 minutes ago…

On October 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [click image for more selections]

Digital Prints

On October 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

All Digital Prints Available for purchase HERE. I know I asked if you were interested in any of the prints I’m currently exhibiting and now you can buy one. The images are in two galleries: Strong Medicine, and Misc. The links are at the bottom of the page. Enjoy the…

Gay Party

On October 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I’ve gotten myself closer to the organization, Men of All Cultures Together, and have done their website and actually attended some organization meetings. Of course, I was asked and didn’t just up and volunteer. I’ve always been rather hesitant about such things gay and my participation. Anyway, the…

Night Light

On October 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… …

Repost: Almost 4 years ago…

On October 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Wed, 13 Dec., 2000 | 20:05 It occurred to me today as I was putting away slides and papers from this semester that our current election crisis is one that I dealt on some level in an exhibition back in 1995 at the Univ of Arkansas, Little Rock. One of…

Quote of the Day

On October 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, it turns out that perhaps they, too, have a disease—”female sexual dysfunction” (FSD)—though as yet there is no cure. The search for a female Viagra may be hampered by the anticipation of less profit, and by the perceived complexity of female sexuality. Male sexuality has been brilliantly stripped of…

Artists’ Books – handmade

On October 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

New article posted regarding artists’ books now online. Since first seeing Tom Virgin’s wood cut print book, handmade books have been on my mind. After taking a group of college students to the Jaffe Collection of Artists’ Books, on the Boca Raon main campus, and Art Vitam Gallery’s current show,…

Cop Incident Oct., 2004

On October 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… Since I live near the city police station and city hall, I’m often seeing cops pull people over for a variety of infractions. They pull over in front of my place because there is room to do so. There aren’t many places to pull over even though the street…

A Puzzle for the Autumnal Equinox

On October 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A Puzzle for the Autumnal Equinox is something you all should check out if you live in places where the leaves turn colors (colours) in the fall. Gawd, that sounded strange. With readers from all over the world and different hemispheres, it has a strange note to it, doesn’t it?…

Strong. Spirit. Medicine.

On October 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The opening last night was as crowded as we had hoped since there wasn’t much else going on in the art world around town. I felt we had lots of good energy and the space is huge. A wine vendor from Argentina was there so, I didn’t open the wine…

Night Light

On October 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [click image for more night selections]

Joining the crowd…

On October 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Name a CD you own that no one else on your friends list does: “Space is the Place” – Sun Ra (I could list quite a few more, I’m sure.) Name a book you own that no one else on your friends list does: “Face of the Gods: Art and…

Night Light

On October 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Preview Opening & Regular Gallery Openings

On October 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

October gallery openings in the Wynwood Dist. are tonight. My exhibition does not officially open until next week but, some people wanted to open during the regular gallery openings so, we’re doing a preview opening for those that have work installed. I do. I also made labels and printed up…

Strong . Spirit . Medicine

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Proposal

On October 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m looking at making the latest images and, even the night shots, available for purchase online. Anybody interested in possibly purchasing prints at reasonable prices, of course (between $12 & $30). Sizes will be 5×7, 8×10, and 11×14. Maybe larger sizes later on. These are smaller size prints than I…

New work…

On October 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … New work continues. I can’t think too much about designing a configuration of elements beforehand. I have to just gather whatever I resonate to, color, shape, texture, and then, come to terms with whatever “spiritual” meaning the materials may have. Most of these carry specific meanings within specific…

Two spiders…

On October 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … These are found outdoors, not indoors. No fear. They eat insects.

Night Light

On October 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … The moving Moon went up the sky, And no where did abide: Softly she was going up, And a star or two beside – The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Home Coming Party

On October 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … A former co-worker and friend lives pretty closeby. His father was a US citizen but, married a Cuban woman. After he, John, was born, they moved to Cuba. When I met John some seven years ago, he had recently left Cuba legally, because of his citizenship. The Cuban…

meme slut

On October 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Who’s been commenting in your journal?

Night Light

On September 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [click image for more night selections] “Night Light” is still ongoing here. I captured one last night (not shown) when the moon was full. It had a good feeling about it but, I didn’t think it had the presence of the red Clathrus cancelleraus. Tonight as I got…

Mushroom – Clathrus cancellatus

On September 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … I was on my way to class this afternoon and noticed something red out the corner of my eye. I went back to my office to grab the camera. This was one strange mushroom. Its interior surfaces are coated with a foul-smelling slime that attracts flies and other…

Study…

On September 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Study…

On September 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … With this series of studies can you see why I’ve chosen the color palette I have for my LJ? And, why my main art site had the palette it did? I recently changed that palette to something with more bluish grey but, it still has the brown links….

Containment (not the title)

On September 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Miss Alberta

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Photo Study…

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Reshoot…

On September 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … Of all the pictures taken in Minnesota, only one conformed to previous output. That would be the collared earthstars that were placed on a metal slab used for outdoor cooking up at the cabin. I think we used it once a few years ago. I really don’t have…

Studies… of a more typical sort.

On September 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … The possibilities for more typical work to be made requires more time and space than I currently have. Over the next few days I’ll post some studies that relate to what my exhibition work more typically looks like. Besides hurricane Jeanne breathing down our necks, the studio lights…

New work…

On September 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [As we ready for our fourth hurricane I’ve finally made some headway into my financial situation. It has taken me over a week to get a manual payroll check. I have two more payments coming within a week, I hope. I went immediately to get vehicle insurance. I…

Night light, and the moon

On September 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … [click image for more night selections]

Guessing game…

On September 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… … What is it? No special prizes offered but, test yourself if you dare. 🙂

Dusk light

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Night light

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Night light

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Night light

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Night light

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More Gallery Openings

On September 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More gallery openings last night. I saw some exciting work this time. Really super drawings of Raymond Pettibon (L.A. artist) and Daniel Ashram (Miami artist). The best work in the MoCA permanent collection show was Jennifer Steinkamp’s video projection. She was actually here for an artist talk, which I missed,…

Night lights

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Night light

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Night light

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Night shot

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Site changes…

On September 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

First, I pay honor to Chris Glass for his ubiquitious use of the horizontal lined, or dotted, image. However, I’ve been wanting to redesign my personal site for a long while (even though Miamiartexchange.com is also mine). I took a selfpic during hurricane Frances that provided a new color theme…

One month ago…

On September 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla or Brassaia actinophylla)

One month ago…

On September 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

… Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla or Brassaia actinophylla)

Of note…

On September 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

According to this, I have issues with… excessviolencetraumapastwallslawfallfateraceinnocence Take Word Association Test They said, “ANSWER DELAY OFTEN CORRESPONDS TO ISSUES WITH THAT WORD,” which I will admit. Some words had me thinking about their different meanings, even though it was supposed to answered as quickly as possible.

More spiders

On September 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Last night…

On September 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Calm before next storm…

On September 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Just before Frances. Now, we have to watch for Ivan… We’re not all going crazy again although, we should be to some extent. Not working because of it all makes things even more difficult for me. Good news is that the 2004-05 gallery season has started and lots of people…

Parrots

On September 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

For androkles…

Reassessment and realignment

On September 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Before taking drawing seriously, I used to use my sketchbooks as notebooks with lots of handwritten text. By serious, I mean that until the mid-nineties I hadn’t exhibited more than a drawing or two in all the previous years. I still pull those books out and refer to various things…

Restless and hungry for change…

On September 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The hurricane didn’t set off any motivating impulses within me but, I am still hungry for change in my life. I’ve kept it mostly to myself because I don’t like to rant and rave. I do however, complain when I feel there’s a clear path to addressing the issues of…

End of the storm…

On September 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sigh of relief…

Hurricane continues…

On September 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Another rainy and windy night.

Today’s Squall

On September 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today has been rainy and very windy. I tried to take some decent images showing the effect on the trees across the street but, I’m not sure they came out very well. Some of the squalls were very strong. It quieted down for a long while and it’s just again…

No hurricane yet…

On September 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Looks like hurricane Frances won’t slam us but, will hit further north like I thought would happen. Again, I fear for my friend Chuck. But, I also hope I don’t lose touch with him if he has to relocate. He doesn’t have a phone. We have had some 50 mph….

Strange Happenings Last Night

On September 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was just about to totally fall asleep when I heard a number of cars. I just put it out of my mind until I heard a big diesel engine growling outside my front door. I thought it was the power company, or possibly a bus although, it was too…

Hurricanes – 1928 – 2004

On September 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

 All the hurricane warnings have us trying to take precautions and safety measures for lives and property. One of the warnings may have come as a surprise to some. That is the dikes of Lake Okeechobee could possibly overflow, or worse. In the hurricane of 1928, the dike broke and…

Nice View

On August 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, I didn’t mention other things I did today. I went parttime job hunting. The application process was very impersonal and made me feel rather stupid. I don’t like doing quizzes like we do here when they really count. I’m always second-guessing the real answers they want based on the…

Status Quo

On August 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I went today to see one of the gallery owners whose website I maintain. I finally did a workup of a site redesign for the gallery. The site really needs it. The pages are a darker grey. It needs something fresher. Also, it was built with FrontPage. When I took…

Reticence

On August 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I am a person that does not like to complain, unless it’s warranted. I don’t get into telling all the tragic events of my life. I am rather self-reflective and, sometimes to the point of not acting or reacting quickly enough to situations. I guess that’s navel-gazing, right? Anyway, I…

Beautiful but, deadly…

On August 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Edouard’s studio.

More Family Visitations

On August 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

As my cousins were in orientation for parents and students at Univ. of Miami. The youngest daughter wanted to “do something” other sit in some boring meetings so, she asked if we could do something. There were no gallery openings that I knew about so, we up to Ft. Lauderdale…

Red, more of it…

On August 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My cousin’s family and I went out to dinner last night. We ate at a Haitian place near where I used to live. The food was good and we all got stuffed. If you haven’t tasted caribbean style cooking from the different islands, you must. We are so fortunate in…

Family and Friends

On August 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have relatives in town today. My cousin’s daughter is, or will be tomorrow, enrolled at the Univ. of Miami (a private institution) and so, the family is here to send their youngest daughter through college. Their older girl already finish her batchelor’s at Auburn. It is strange having family…

Here’s a car I remember from my childhood…

On August 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday, even though I was still feeling ill, I took a long walk. I felt good while walking and saw this car on my return trip. Naturally, it made me think of danthered. I went back this afternoon for the model year: 1960.

A Bad Feeling

On August 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I woke up this morning and said as I walked to the bathroom that I am beginning to feel like I never want to wake up again. No, I don’t mean that. What I am feeling, along with my continued illness, is overwhemled by decision of some years ago to…

Saturday update…

On August 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

One thing about feeling ill when one is used to good health and very few illnesses is that getting ill feels worse than it probably is. I never (rarely) get sick. Last week I started off with a slight irritation in my throat that got worse and then, I started…

Bass Lake…

On August 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, I’m posting images from around Bass Lake. Some of the wildflowers posted earlier were from this hike. The distance is 5.6 miles all the way around. Some of it is quite rocky but, it’s not that difficult if you take your time. Philip took me here because not even…

Lakeside image…

On August 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The Sundholm cabin sits on a beautiful piece of property with birch, pine, and aspen trees. The lake it sits on has numerous islands, some of which are privately owned. Weekends are noisy with powerboats and kids having fun. Otherwise, it’s very quiet. We did listen online to Le Tour…

More selfpics…

On August 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The Sundholm cabin has been on the same land for just about 100 years. Even though Philip maintains the property, pays taxes and such, other fmily members chip in because they all use it at various times during the year. The cabin gets used in the winter very rarely but,…

The dog Albert, one year later…

On August 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Philip’s dog, Albert, was better behaved this year, except for mealtime, not at doggie dinner time but, our dinner time. He still begs, whines, whimpers, barks, rolls around on the floor and, in general, has fits until he gets food off the plate of his master. I fed the dog…

On the lake, again…

On August 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Even as I look into this camera only days after beginning this project, I know I must return to my normal life and leave this beauty, tranquility, and sanctuary behind. Thank you as always Philip for your love and generosity and friendship.

See this…

On August 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Nobody said anything about the text linked images I posted yesterday. It was the weekend so, it’s understandable. I also know I have something of an audience that I try to please, too. Okay, maybe they weren’t interesting. Next…

New Photos

On August 7, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

August & September 2004 Photos (even though September hasn’t arrived). There’s this non-native lizard on campus I see all the time. Friday, I got a good three pics of it. Today while reading in the park a huge bird flew into a nearby tree. I think it’s an osprey even…

Daily Progress…

On August 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Have I mentioned about the university lately? Nah, I don’t think so. Anyway, I’ve been working a bit on getting my class from last semester back on the listings: photography and creative (non-fiction) writing. The Eng. Dept. Chair wants to co-list it with the art dept. However, the Art Dept….

More…? Yes.

On August 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Click to view. Click to return.

Other things in the woods…

On August 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Click to view. Click to return.

Bright and white…

On August 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Click to view. Click to return.

Fruits…

On August 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Click to view. Click to return.

Milkweed

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Minnesota Wildflowers

On July 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Click to view. Click to return.

Field Thistle

On July 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Same as before, click to view, click to return.

mushrooms

On July 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Here are some of the interesting things one finds in the Minnesota woods. Click any thumbnail to see a larger view. Click the larger image to return.

Daily Selfpics… a beginning

On July 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This Daily Selfpic has begun for a variety of reasons. I’m actually finding it rather fun now that I’ve started it. It’s interesting to see myself in such a variety of environments, even though I was in Minnesota for five days. I got lots of pics while there and maybe…

Update

On July 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have returned home finally, yet I really miss being away from home. Partly it’s the escape from responsibility, partly it’s exploring new things and places. My friend and I explored two new places this summer. Last summer he did something he never did before, canoe across the lake and…

Minnesota

On July 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, I’m here in upper Minnesota. Pics to come soon. It’s cool (60s) and has rained quite a bit in the past few days although, I only arrived yesterday. On the way out of Minneapolis we went by the Walker Art Center’s outdoor sculpture park. They have some major pieces…

Okay, a third attempt…

On July 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In my third attempt at this I got different results. The first two times, on two different days the results were both the same. It said Querrelle wanted to marry me. I knew that was wrong. LJ friend stats LJ Username LJ friend who likes you the most edbook LJ…

Fossil findings blur picture of art’s birth

On July 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Fossil findings blur picture of art’s birth as scientists have now dated the artefacts, by looking at the rates of decay of radioactive carbon atoms in samples taken from the specimens. There has always been speculation about the origin of ancient artefacts and who created them and, why. Even though…

More fruits

On July 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I prefer the dried fruits more. I posted both for comparative purposes.

Mangroves

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Chiaroscuro…

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Rugby World Cup

On July 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Working with color…

On July 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Working with Color in Photoshop might be an interesting article to read if you are looking for a little help with your image management. There are also a selection of other articles that might interest you. 🙂

Joining the Watercraft Display

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Current Art in the Galleries

On July 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I totally forgot to post this link a few days ago when I had finished this page on Miamiartexchange.com of current work being shown in the latest round of gallery walks. I saw some rather nice drawings but, other things as well. Take a look and leave a comment if…

Whitney Museum Associate Curator Lectures in Miami

On June 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Images from tonight’s lecture at collector Rosa de la Cruz’s, The Moore Space, Miami Design. Two artists from this years Whitney Museum Biennial (NYC) are showing there in the show titled, “Scream.” It’s supposed to be about the scary, the grotesque, the morbid, but I didn’t find the work very…

2 Federal Indictments Issued!

On June 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A federal grand jury issued indictments on Tuesday against an art professor (Steve Kurtz) at the State University of New York at Buffalo who used bacteria in his work, and against a genetics professor at the University of Pittsburgh who prosecutors say illegally supplied the microbes to the art professor….

Matthew Barney, reappears in Iceland…

On June 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A documentary on the artist Matthew Barney and his exhibition Cremaster Plate 2003 in the Living Art Museum in Reykjavik, Iceland. The film contains a documentation of the working process and an in-depth interview by the writer/poet Sjon. It is as well illustrated with fragments from the films of the…

Abstraction

On June 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Selfpic… such as it is.

On June 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Companion Iguana

On June 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This is the iguana that was closest to me. By the time I got my camera out to shoot, it had come down off the branch and was ready to go into a heavily foilaged area or, jump into the lake. They are very good swimmers you know. In the…

Iguana

On June 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was looking for the 4ft alligator that hangs out near the edge of a small lake in a public park but, when I stopped to see if I could take its picture I noticed a 3ft. iguana on the tree branch about 3ft. from my hand. As I tried…

Insects

On June 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, I admit these images are not that good. I thought they would be better but, I didn’t use my tripod. It was in the trunk of my car and I should have remembered I had it. Anyway, both images were difficult to take (if I can use that as…

Searching for photo ops

On June 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I admit to searching for photo ops to post here. These are probably not the most interesting but, I like them because they have a slight abstract quality. I got some better (I think) pics yesterday of some insects but, I’ll save them for tomorrow or the day after.

New pic

On June 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Circa One Hundred Years ago

On June 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In the last one hundred years, moving away from the Victorian Era, we have become more at ease in our (Western culture) dress. During the period pictured above people would wear something appropriate for getting wet but, not what you see here. The family whose life was documented in an…

Booked: fingerprints

On June 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Wahkodahatchee Wetlands

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Pool Party – BBQ

On June 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A recently new friend hosted a pool party & BBQ last night at his home. He and his partner are very nice. There were a other few people I had previously met through the Black & White Men Together group. This was supposed to have been somebody in NYC’s birthday….

Official Group Photo

On June 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Artist Gathering…

On June 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Tonight was the meeting of artists for the exhibition, “Nepotism.” We took a series of photos for the museum but I wanted to get an inside view of the artists as they gathered for the second photo shoot. We had wine, beer, cheese, crackers, and veggies with dip. Seeing friends…

More old stuff

On June 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Not long ago bitterlawngnome had a photo I found interesting. It was a foot treadle sewing machine. It reminded me of my grandmother’s old machine but, with all the decoration on the old machines there is some similarity. New machines are very design oriented and no external decoration. I found…

Pontiac

On June 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was thinking about danthered when I took this pic since he likes older cars.

Update

On June 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My photos have been installed at the museum and today I went to take some new photos for here even though the lighting has not been done. Take a look on my previous entry where I have updated the images. I didn’t measure the height but, it’s about the same…

Splish Splash…

On June 15, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today was the actual first day of my swimming class. Monday’s class was cancelling because of rain and lightening. I’m the only one that can actually swim in it. There are a total of five people in the class and the instructor is a teenage boy maybe 18yrs. He speaks…

Political Campaigning

On June 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I wouldn’t characterize myself as an overtly political person however, Sunday I was invited to assist a friend with his neighborhood John Kerry Rally. I know him from being a member of Black and White Men Together, the social organization. I’ve met a good number of men I’ve become friends…

Oh, you want more cops?

On June 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You want more cops do ya? He was at the grocery store giving somebody a ticket a few weeks ago.

FHP in a black tee shirt

On June 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I know people love black tee shirts but, I don’t. I was heading the the Univ. a few days ago and saw an accident at my offramp. There was a handsome, hunky FL. Highway Patrolman out there talking to some woman whose car had gotten spun around the wrong direction….

Ft. Lauderdale, downtown

On June 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yesterday, was a view of Minnesota. Today, is a view of downtown Ft. Lauderdale from the Univ. complex also used by Broward Comm. College where I used to teach. There are not many tall buildings but, during peak hours the streets are filled with people and cars.

June, 2003

On June 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Last June (2003) I was in Two Harbors, Minnesota. It was VERY cold and windy on the edge of Lake Superior. There was a pro-am bicycle race that I wanted my friend, who used to preside over the national org. that sent cyclists to the Olympics and Worlds, to take…

Seeing the dentist

On June 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I went back for my third dental visit. The first was to find out what needed to be done and schedule the time. I knew what needed to be done. Today I finished up the first part of my teeth fixing. I had the second tooth extraction done. It was…

More rodents

On June 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

ruralrob posted a chipmunk and here’s my squirrel response. I wanted to post this a while ago (November, 2003) but never did. There are lots of them on campus and they rarely dash away in fear. They just stay far enough away from us humans for their own safety.

Drawing – Hockney speaks again…

On June 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) Defense Fund

On June 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

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Transit of Venus

On June 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

On June 8, 2004, astronomers in many parts of the world will watch as Venus moves across the disk of the Sun, one of the rarest planetary alignments. Only six Venus transits have occurred since the invention of the telescope in the 1600s. Transit of Venus animation Exploratorium: Transit of…

Exhibition Preview

On June 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My studio is too small to put this up on my wall, beside it being concrete, so I laid it out on the floor of my lecture room at the Univ. (since it was relatively clean compared to other available floors). This gives a rough idea of how the whole…

EMERGENCY!!

On June 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The following concerns someone I know and feel deeply, and has contributed to my development as an artist, Steve Kurtz. On the morning of May 30, two members of the Critical Art Ensemble were subpoenaed by the FBI on their way to the “Interventionists” art show in which their work…

Darkroom again…

On June 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More symmetry

On May 31, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

For Bill

On May 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

When I took this I was thinking about bitterlawngnome. I’m trying to fill in some missing photo days and refining my new presentation. I don’t want the images to look liks snapshots as such so, I’ve reduced the borders which I think changes the scale of the images and moves…

Another boat, only bigger.

On May 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today I went to a state park looking for photo opportunities, I found none of the kind I was seeking. I did find the entrance to Port Everglades which opens into Broward Co. (Ft. Lauderdale). It was my first time ever being there. I walked out on the jetty were…

South Anchorage

On May 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In the mid-80s I lived on a boat. Not anchored but, moored out in Biscayne Bay off Coconut Grove, that part of Miami where city hall is located. I lived there three years and had a great experience. I cooked there on my boat, had a TV and radio, and…

More photos…

On May 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, still working in the darkroom today. Yesterday I gave it a break though. I decided to look through ALL my negatives and pulled out some images from 1966, 1967, early 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2002-03. I even found negatives I *stole* from my father probably from 1952-53 of my…

More photos…

On May 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I did some running around yesterday but, got back into the darkroom for another session. I made about 30 prints. I still have another 30 or so to make on Friday. I went searching thru some old, seriously old, negs and found a couple worth printing. They are from 1966-67….

New logo…

On May 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Memphis’ basketball team showed off its new logo today. I think it looks great. I love the colors, too.

Museum exhibition

On May 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This is one of the images I’m using for the exhibition I’m in next month. I’ve never made prints until now from this series. Here’s where all this started:

Update

On May 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Just when I thought I was getting into the flow of a LJ routine, I get busy with other things and haven’t been able to continue it. I thought I was finished taking photos for my friend’s (Edouard’s) show at UCLA Fowler Museum, he’s got two more works to shoot….

Doctor visit…

On May 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I finally went to see a doctor. I feel fine but, I haven’t seen a doctor in years. That’s what happens when one doesn’t have insurance. Anyway, they took some blood and said they’d let me know what the results were on Wednesday. I called but, wasn’t able to talk…

My last high…

On May 19, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Los Angeles County Banning (Phineas) Senior High Address: 1527 Lakme Ave. Wilmington, CA 90744-1526 Phone Number: (310) 549-7500 Map it! Statistics for Banning (phineas) Senior High: School District: Los Angeles Unified County: Los Angeles Low Grade: 09 High Grade: 12 Locale: Large Central City Charter: No Magnet: Yes Title 1…

Chuck Close… & more

On May 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

more images of lectures in Miami, FL

Chuck Close Lecture

On May 15, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This afternoon was lecture by Chuck Close who is exhibiting his prints at Miami Art Museum. A show of prints is certainly easier to mount than paintings, especially with insurance values for a travelling show, but this is something he envisioned many years ago. Most of the time once an…

Classical Greece

On May 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Greek pottery and sculpture was my initial inspiration for a series of drawings done some years ago. I was in Tampa, FL for an opening and decided to visit the Tampa Museum in some of my spare time. I hadn’t noticed until that trip the color relationships in the classical…

I can’t hide it anymore!

On May 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m a basketball lover. I love the game, always have. I probably got it from my father and aunt. Yes, my family used to play ball in church leagues. My uncle that died last summer told me if there was a WNBA when they were younger, my aunt that I…

My little kitchen

On May 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Here are two pics of my kitchen/ cooking area. Yesterday I cooked skinless chicken breast marinated in tamari sauce garnished with onion and spices, fresh green beans (with diced onions and garlic, olive oil) and, a baked sweet potatoe. Dessert was a fruit bar with vanilla ice cream. I only…

Mommybabou provokes another response…

On May 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, dear! You provoked a response. Here is a pic of me when I was about 2 yrs. old, a pic I took of my mom in 1959, my mom and dad (and me) in 1968. I’ve seen pics of Lena Horne and my mom from the 30s & 40s…

Rob made me do it…

On May 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Because of all my handsome friends I decided to attempt a new selfpic. I honestly don’t think this image is worth it but, it’s acceptable. I don’t often take pics of myself. Maybe I would try it more often but, I’m not into looking at myself. I have little problem…

Repost

On May 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Opening night…

On May 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Hollywood Art & Culture Center (FL) had an opening this weekend. They are one of my site’s sponsors. The show was two photographers, one of which I worked with at Broward Community College. Teresa is very meticulous and does very sensual work. Her photos and videos were set off from…

Giro d’Italia – May 2004

On May 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You are all familiar with le Tour de France but, il Giro d’Italia is the second most important race on the international calendar. This three week race starts today and is sponsored by La Gazzetta dello Sport – Giro d’Italia daily coverage and the leaders pink jersey, just like the…

Scottish Rite Temple

On May 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Scottish Rite Temple on the Miami River across from the previous river image.

River Boat

On May 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

On the Miami River near downtown

Back to some quiet times…

On May 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

eBay can change your life…

On May 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES Larry Star slips out of his wedding dress and into something a little more comfortable — certainly something that fit better than his ex-wife’s bridal gown. He’s been interviewed by TV and newspapers and even had six marriage proposals based only on his eBay…

Cop Incidents…

On May 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I don’t live far from city hall and the police dept. I see some cops on a regular basis. The cop in these pics seems to stop people near my studio an awful lot. He is rather handsome.

Construction workers…

On May 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Randall CamposUnion/Position: Masters Mates and Pilots UnionCompany/Agency: KFMJob Site: Skyway

Construction workers…

On April 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Reggie SandersUnion/Position: LaborersCompany/Agency: KFMJob Site: Skyway

It’s not art, it’s programming

On April 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Here is a mosaic composed of the photos of the American service men and women who have died in Iraq. No photograph is used more than three times. Original source link. click to see large image Sorry if this image makes you feel disgusted. I hate looking at my own…

Construction workers…

On April 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Kevin EstabrookUnion/Position: Operating EngineersCompany/Agency: KFMJob Site: Skyway I’ve been making selections based on if I could really see myself in the man’s presence, as if we actually already know each other. I guess I can do that based on past friendships. Some people we know, no matter how attractive we…

Construction workers…

On April 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Shann DellingerUnion/Position: PiledriversCompany/Agency: KFMJob Site: Skyway Precast Having so many choices made today’s selection more difficult but, here he is.

Construction workers…

On April 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Terrel AkinUnion/Position: IronworkersCompany/Agency: KFMJob Site: Skyway I can picture this guy as the type of guy who’d be the kind of person who’d want to hang out around me. After his buddies left and we were alone, he’d want to get naked for sure because a woman couldn’t satify all…

Construction workers…

On April 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Tod FryerUnion/Position: Laborers Blasting SpecialistCompany/Agency: West Bay BuildersJob Site: W2 When I lived in SF, CA I was never around construction workers. I was mostly around artists, writers, dancers, academics, and such types. I think I could get into some new friends if I moved back. Tod works on the…

Gallery Openings

On April 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Another round of gallery openings last night. There are so many new galleries in Miami that I cannot go to every opening. I haven’t been to an opening in Coral Gables in so long it seems years. At one time I was there gallery hopping monthly but, the art wasn’t…

Indonesian Wax Ginger

On April 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog,Nature,Photography, With No Comments

“Indonesian Wax Ginger” Tapeinochilus Ananassae – The stately dark red, cone shape bract similar to an upside down pineapple is colossal and enhanced with vivid yellow flowers appearing within the basal bract. Foliage is lush with soft fuzzy leaves spiraling around a bamboo type canes. Tapeinochilus ananassae – Indonesian Wax…

Wednesday night look back…

On April 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Caron Butler of the Miami Heat (in white) was a blur to New Orleans Hornets defenders all-night long.Copyright 2004 NBA

Cool breezes

On April 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

So far, this spring has been mild even if we haven’t had any significant rain. We need rain however, to have more rain the temperature probably needs to go up. Mid-80s is plenty warm enough for me at the moment since my a/c unit isn’t working. I hate the idea…

NBA Playoffs

On April 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Cycling isn’t the only sport I like. There was a major pro race in Europe today, Fleche Wallone, won by Italian Davide Rebellin.

Black & white

On April 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Black & white is how I do most photography. This was scanned from film.

Another Year of Partnership

On April 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Congratulations to Mariah & Kaver About the size of a crow, the peregrine falcon is a distinctive bird with an interesting dark stripe coming down from the top of their head and accented by a a white throat and sides of their neck. Agricultural and industrial use of pesticides has…

Peaceful Morning Waters

On April 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Surprise

On April 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have had many people tell me how much they like my two drawings as part of Kerry James Marshall’s exhibition in Miami Art Museum. Yesterday, I went to get update info from Bernice Steinbaum (and her assistants) for her gallery website. She asked me about the drawings and if…

Heavy Rain

On April 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More palms

On April 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Bactris Gasipaes, Arecaceae, Peach Palm, Central South America The smaller image shows a wider view of the palm and where it’s situated in the botanical gardens.

Thorns

On April 15, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Chorisia Speciosa, Malvaceae, Silk Floss Tree, S. America

Summer of poverty and fear…

On April 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I just returned from visiting a colleague who was on the phone trying to find work over the summer to cover his expenses while not teaching. I then noticed some other LJ’s talking about financial issues that raised my already raised concerns for my summer. This will be my third…

Sausage Tree

On April 14, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Kigelia africana The sausage tree (also sometimes called Kigelia pinnata) belongs to the family Bognoniaceae. This family contains trees, shrubs and climbers including the exotic jacaranda tree. Its unique sausage-shaped fruit, sometimes over a metre in length, and weighing as much as 10kg, has inspired a wide variety of vernacular…

Chair

On April 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yes, Sir! The Yes Men.

On April 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You’ll love The Yes Men!!

Tranquility Needed This Morning

On April 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

retrospective viewing

On April 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Looking back at my image entries over the past several weeks, I found it interesting that the posting that got the most comments was the one of a sandy patch of ground with a few plant tendrils creeping across its surface.

More Edouard’s studio

On April 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In 1959 I had a rock collection from my family’s travels across the US. We went from L.A., Calif., to Cincinnati, Ohio every summer and every time we stopped for gas I’d find an interesting rock. I never had a teacher or anyone I was associated with mention the earth…

More Edouard’s studio

On April 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The metallic flag and green (resin) head is Edouard’s work. Since I’m heading back over there Monday, I’ll try to post a couple studio shots. I have a few shots from in his studio already lined up although, they are not “artwork” shots.

Studio visit…

On April 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was supposed to photograph several paintings by my Haitian friend, Edouard. He wasn’t ready for me today. He’s got too much on his plate with two major projects and an exhibition in Santo Domingo. We rescheduled for Monday after work. The two yellow works above the door are his…

Lake inhabitants

On April 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Two of several that inhabit the Univ. campus lake area. Iguanas swim very well, too.

More palms

On April 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The soft muted color of these palm fronds is really nice. We have a good number of these trees on campus. After today’s posting, I’ll give them a break though.

Grasses

On April 7, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Not that you really want to know….

On April 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“You are a Grammar God! If your mission in life is not already to preserve the English tongue, it should be.” In reality, however, grammar takes a bit of work. “Congratulations and thank you” may be in order but, I am just a humble writer and visual artist! How grammatically…

Revisited

On April 6, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A friend called me late last night to talk. He usually calls me late at night but, it was right when I was about to turn out my lights to go to sleep. We finally hung up about 11:10, later than I wanted. Anyway, I didn’t hear my alarm go…

Morning…

On April 5, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sorry, I don’t know the name of this very small flower on the Univ. campus. Getting up early is bad enough without daylight savings time on a Monday morning. *sigh*

Another palmetto

On April 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Another view, same palmetto

On April 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

28 Questions

On April 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Here are my 28 questions and answers about writing and being a writer…

Change of plans

On April 2, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today’s posting was supposed to be the 28 writer’s questions. I typed it all up but apparently didn’t save it so, when I opened the document to post it, it had only the questions. Maybe I’ll have time to do it over again this weekend. Anyway, here’s another image from…

Untitled

On April 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

*Scale is one visual element that is deceiving here with the largest clover being about 1.5 cm – 5/8 in. each. Pattern is obviously the predominant element however, the blades of grass poking through provides an added form that is diagonally directional as well as texturally counter to the clover….

Drawing in nature…

On March 31, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

*This text is offered only as a subtext and should be read only after viewing the image. Although entirely natural, the references to mapping and drawing are immediately evident with the extended plant tendrils reaching out across the ground and the planting of new roots along that path. The subtly…

Taking the bad wih the good…

On March 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The one thing that unfortunately goes with doing ‘daily’ images is that not all of them will be good. The image posted earlier today was such a case in point, even though I improved the image quality. The other thing is my present lack of inspiration or focus. I don’t…

Spring, not Autumn

On March 30, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

John Keats’ “To Autumn” | Soundings Atlantic Monthly

Peaceful Journey

On March 29, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m feeling like this is where I need to be this morning… Yesterday’s panel discussion went well for me. I got a few people coming to me afterward saying that they needed to contact me in regards to Miamiartexchange.com. Having an important voice in the community is important, even if…

Panel Discussion this afternoon…

On March 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Panel Discussion: Meditations on Cultural Aesthetics Sunday, March 28 from 3pm to 4pm Panel discussion with Miami-based artists and scholars held in conjunction with the Kerry James Marshall exhibition. Free admission Miami Art Museum click to see in separate window [edited: 22hr09 east coast US] The panel started a bit…

Weekend fishing

On March 28, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The Substantial Ones There is in the cadence Of life’s unfolding events A Rhythm as natural As breathing, Yet we count the skeletons Of needless corpses, Scan in sympathy too many Mindless suffocations. Who will write the closing lines To the Ballad of Humanity? Who will sing these Notes Unchirped…

Elephant’s Ear

On March 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Elephant’s Ear Colocasia Esculentum These images have been held back for no special reason. Taken Oct., 2003 on the university campus where I teach, I was still learning how to use the digital camera and just went wandering around for things to take pics of. I also see that I…

Dreams that Glow

On March 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

What dreams we have and how they fly Like rosy clouds across the sky; Of wealth, of fame, of sure success, Of love that comes to cheer and bless; And how they wither, how they fade, The waning weatlh, the jilting jade — The fame that for a moment gleams,…

New Photo Project

On March 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, my LJ friends have, by the power of their photography, forced me to yield to my personal sense of aesthetics. I will not post images daily. I am too busy. I have several blogs to update as well. Enjoy my offerings, such as they are.

Big 30 Test Results

On March 26, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Interesting and pretty accurate, I found this had a surprise or two.

Audio Pleasures: Library of America Poetry

On March 23, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This should bring you some joy. We all need some of that. 🙂 Library of America: American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century Audio Excerpts

Joining in…

On March 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sum up your opinion or impression of me in one word, leave it as a comment in this posting, and then post this sentence in your own journal, please.

Surprise (for somebody, not me)

On March 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“A graduate student at the University of Wisconsin studied the difficulties of former prisoners trying to find work and, in the process, came up with a disturbing finding: it is easier for a white person with a felony conviction to get a job than for a black person whose record…

Physical Attraction Test

On March 21, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

After seeing vernnyc journal with the handsome faces I decided to try it out myself. Of course, they didn’t have faces like naylandblake or clarkelane or bitterlawngnome, all of whom I find very handsome and attractive. Anyway, what can one expect from a test designed by some company administered online?…

What’s your/my personality type?

On March 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Do you know how to relax? Are you satisfied with the world around you? Are you competitive? Hostile? Find out whether your drive is too extreme or well balanced by the ability to take it easy with the Type A Personality Test. This test is designed to evaluate whether you…

Canoing the Savannas

On March 13, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, here are some pics from Friday, and from November, 2003. They don’t look much different because the weather was about the same. The water level was higher in Nov., however. Winter is the driest time in Florida so, we haven’t had much rain. [Large images behind the cut] Next…

Short trip

On March 12, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Wednesday night I realized this week had passed so, I left for my short trip upstate Thursday afternoon. I had planned to return on Saturday but, I got home earlier. I got rid of a mountain bike I had sitting around here. I gave to my friend “C” who was…

Death of photography?

On March 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Guardian Unlimited: False witness Last week David Hockney declared the end of photography in these pages: the rise and rise of digital cameras, and the concomitant ease with which images can be distorted and manipulated, have put paid to the notion of photography’s truthfulness, he argued. Joel Sternfeld, winner of…

Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale – Enrique Martinez Celaya – “October Cycle”

On March 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In between working on getting the calendar going again, dealing with MaeX’s email list, doing web design and maintainence, I visited two exhibitions that may be of interest. Here’s one of them. A couple months ago I got an email from Daniel Siedell, curator of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,…

Update

On March 7, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

After a month of server headaches things have improved. Miamiartexchange.com was being hosted by a company that changed hands but didn’t give their clients notice, lost emails during their so-called server migration, had a misfunctioning email system, and worst of all, had the worse customer service I’ve heard of. They…

A new way to view London: from a toilet

On February 24, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Scott Barbour / Getty Images – A person cleaning the exterior of the ‘Don’t Miss A Sec’ art exhibit, in London, is photographed from inside the one-way glass cube that houses a functioning prison toilet and sink unit. [click image for full story] LONDON – Visitors to Britain will find…

Make your own art…

On February 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Mr. Picassohead looks like fun. 🙂

Untitled

On February 18, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

art_thirst’s LiveJournal Friend Stats I Biggest digital packrat: vaneramos Most easily-distracted: androkles Most friendly: mylastsigh Most popular: mylastsigh Most communities: edbook Oldest on LJ: beardoc Newest to LJ: vernnyc What Are YOUR LiveJournal Friend Stats? (Beta – May be slow for those with large friends lists)

Cyborg Mommy!

On February 16, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Quinnipiac University | Women’s Studies program to present “Cyborg Mommy” on March 3. Ms. Cyborg Mommy is awesome! We went to grad school together.

Something new, something old. *smile*

On February 15, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, it’s been since Wed. morning I’ve had a new computer. I bought a Dell. This is the second new computer I’ve owned. All the others were built by myself or other computer friends. Right at this moment I hear nothing. My old computer buzzes and makes strange noises. It’s…

Voudou and visual culture: NPR working my mind

On February 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Dancer “channeling” ancestral spirits spins in a trance at an Eke Ekpe festival. Men with sticks keep the dancer from getting close to others at the festival, because it’s believed even the slightest touch from a dancer could kill. Photo: Josh Rogosin, NPR News [click to view NPR site] Vodun…

Palm Beach Classic… another art fair

On February 9, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Le Monde’s coverage of the Palm Beach Classic International Fine Art & Antique Fair, which ended over the weekend, told me I made the correct decision by not attending. It’s problematic enough being poor and black without walking amongst the wealthy scrutinizing their art buying and questioning their tastes. I…

Higher goals

On February 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Let me tell you a bit about the artist talk I attended yesterday. It was Kerry James Marshall, artist, teacher, and among other things, MacArthur Fellow. The latter is one of the nation’s (U.S.) greatest honors and awards. The fact that he is extremely articulate makes any lecture by him…

Art Talk

On February 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

"Woman with a Ball", 1965, Mixed media on canvas, 58.25 x 49.75 in. Neumann Family Collection, Photo: Robert McKeever © 2003 Richard Artschwager /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Saturday, 31 Jan., Richard Artschwager presented his “art talk” to one of MoCA’s typical audiences made up of varying ages and,…

La Marmotte

On February 1, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was cleaning out my old emails and found a reference I thought was interesting. The email came from a Brit that lives in the French Alps and every summer takes great pics of Le Tour de France. After looking at danlmarmot‘s latest additions to his website, this struck a…

NYC Dreaming… (except it’s too cold!)

On January 27, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Over at Matthew Marks Gallery on West 22nd Street, where the native New Yorker naylandblake is having his seventh exhibition since 1993, the scene is more laconic and Postminimalist, though [Nayland] Blake’s projects have their own melancholy Pop humor.” I wish I could go see this show. However, I guess…

I’ve seen 64% of the US

On January 25, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

create your own visited states map or check out these Google Hacks. I’ve driven across the US over 16 times so, I’m not talking about landing in the Detroit airport before returning home. Note: Michigan isn’t marked as visited.

more diplomatic madness…

On January 22, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“I have a certain sympathy with Mr. Mazel,” says Roger Kimball on

When diplomats become critics, bad things happen…

On January 20, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Yahoo! News – Sweden and Israel in furious diplomatic row over art scandal: “The artwork was designed by Israeli-born Dror Feiler and his Swedish wife Gunilla Skoeld Feiler, both of whom denied the work was a ‘glorification’ of the suicide bomber. Swedish press reports said Israel has threatened to withdraw…

Palm Beach Contemporary art fair – final

On January 17, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Most of the work in this fair was conservative, blue-chip, or established. One gallery, Kashya Hildebrand, provided something more edgy and exciting for a change. At Art Miami they provided one of the most hideous paintings at the fair, a work by one of their European artists. [+] The work…

Palm Beach Contemporary art fair

On January 11, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

One bad thing about having two art fairs so close together in both time and proximity is that attending both raised issues for the lectures they both offered. Art Miami had one on Collecting Photography that I felt would have been the lecture of choice for Saturday. However, Saturday was…

Honored, internationally…

On January 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

ArtsJournal: Modern Art Notes has Miami Art Exchange listed on this month’s Blogroll. I’m honored, thank you. I hope we can meet next time you’re in the Miami/ Ft. Lauderdale area.

Art Miami – last call

On January 10, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Only because I had an appointment to have my eyes checked did I return to Art Miami on Friday. It was mostly to talk a bit more with some friends and with a few dealers in a more relaxed atmosphere, since the crowds were at a minimum. It was a…

Untitled

On January 8, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Art Miami opened with it’s widely attended preview tonight. The fair was smaller than the recently held Art Basel Miami Beach, and more focused on Latin American artists. As usual, I saw lots of friends and took note of some interesting works. Again, quality photography was in evidence. Most of…

Untitled

On January 4, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Web users entering the words “miserable failure” into the popular search engine are directed to the biography of the president on the White House website. (I can’t believe I’d put that face on my blog!)

Untitled

On January 3, 2004, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I am The Chariot The Chariot often appears when hard control is or could be in evidence. At its best, hard control is not brutal, but firm and direct. It is backed up by a strong will and great confidence. The Chariot can mean self-control or control of the environment….

More of Cincinnati…

On December 31, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Here’s my trip to Cincy’s Contemporary Arts Center from this past Sunday. (links to dead site removed)

Holiday Update

On December 31, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay, let me backtrack for the past few days since I haven’t been online… I went mainly to visit my aunt who lost both of her daughters, one to lupus, the other choked to death on food. I love her dearly and we have always been close so, it made…

Wonderful Christmas!

On December 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, I’m finally home from the best Christmas I’ve had in many years. I spent the full time with family in Atlanta and Ohio. I’m so blessed! Love to all and have a great new year celebration! (I’ll post more tomorrow)

Holiday Greetings from Ohio

On December 26, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Greetings everyone. I’m visiting relatives in Ohio and having a wonderful time. I’ll do more filling in when I get back home in a few days. Have a blessed New Years!

Current Affairs

On December 19, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“The miracle of photography, of its so-called objective image, is that it reveals a radically non-objective world. It is a paradox that the lack of objectivity of the world is disclosed by the photographic lens.” (Jean Baudrillard) “Hussein, having his mouth swabbed and his hair inspected for lice, yielded an…

‘Bout Time

On December 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power, by Garry Wills (Houghton Mifflin); An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America, by Henry Wiencek (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). “The overwhelming presence of slavery in early America,” according to the New York Times’ Gordon S. Wood, is “driving…

Ha! very funny…

On December 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“You are a Theory Slut. The true elite of the postmodernists, you collect avant-garde Indonesian hiphop compilations and eat journal articles for breakfast. You positively live for theory. It really doesn’t matter what kind, as long as the words are big and the paragraph breaks few and far between.” What…

Art Fairs of December

On December 10, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Thank goodness the art fairs of December are over. I was starting to get hassled for not showing up at a few openings. I am still giving finals, with the last one being tonight in about an hour. I have a web updating job that’s going to pay my real…

strange….

On December 10, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

LiveJournal Haiku! Your name: art_thirst Your haiku: something have youever been attracted tosomeone of your type Username: Created by Grahame

Phase One

On December 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The first and most important part of the art season has now come and gone. Next is the January events of Art Miami and Palm Beach Contemporary (art fair). Even though they are not on the same level (in terms of sales, collectors, or galleries), they nonetheless are an important…

Orchids

On December 6, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I know many of you are orchid lovers. Check this out coming on PBS this week. Sorry for non-US residents. “For nine months in 2000, Tom Hart Dyke was a captive of guerrillas who seized him while he was collecting wild orchids in the Colombian rain forest. Now Hart Dyke…

Art Basel Miami Beach

On December 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Antoni Miralda’s sculpture in the Dacra office area. Art Basel Miami Beach is just its second year has become THE most important art fair on the U.S. east coast. Also here is -Scope fair, a 4 story hotel filled with galleries, and NADA=New Art Dealers Alliance Fair in a vacant…

Two birds

On December 2, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I deleted an entry I didn’t like and am replacing it with an image of two birds of prey that are being rehabilitated and then released into the wild. The red shouldered hawk is named Carolina. I spent too much time talking with the guy that had the birds I…

World AIDS Day

On December 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

World AIDS Day = Day Without Art

Another weekend of travel…

On November 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I set out for another two days of image gathering this past weekend. I set out without a map in hand. I thought I knew exactly where I was going. I was totally off base. I set out Saturday and drove north to Palm Beach County, then west toward Belle…

Holiday Greetings!

On November 27, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving Holiday, even if you don’t live in the US. My Canadian friends have their Thanksgiving on a different day but, my warm greetings extends to all. I have always liked Thanksgiving as a holiday. Lots of love, food, fun, and no gift obligations….

locations

On November 20, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

To provide you a reference to where my weekend pics were taken, I’m providing an area map. There is a long strip of land along the coast separated from the mainland by the Indian River Lagoon (part of the intercoasal waterway). The coastal islands are divided by Ft. Pierce Inlet….

More weekend…

On November 19, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Even though this image has not been manipulated, it is an idealized image of Ft. Pierce, FL. This city has an economy largely based on agriculture. That is a seasonal occupation for many migrant workers that provides work for them mostly during the winter months. That’s when citrus is harvested….

Two images…

On November 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Okay. I had time tonight to post these two images from my weekend trip. This picture was taken at dusk before I went to my friend Roger’s for the evening. In the background are some of the islands I’d like to visit. They are mainly bird rookeries. I also took…

Frustrating weekend…

On November 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The weather was good but a bit windy. No rain. I arrived at my desination. Drove to where I thought I could rent a canoe but, didn’t find a store. I parked and called the phone number. Some guy who apparently works for the county spoke via his voice mail…

Art of War (WWII)

On November 11, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I found the most interesting art online yesterday from the U.S. Navy Collection of all places. One artist really captured my imagination, Kerr Eby (1889-1946). Aside from the fact he was a really good draughtsman, his depictions lead me to have other ideas than about his ability to reproduce reality….

Personality Type results

On November 8, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Results of Your Type A Personality Test Personality Type Your score = 29 What does your score mean? You seem to be far from having a Type A personality. Your attitude to life is more of the “smell the roses” kind. You know how and when to relax. The hostile,…

Smiling students…

On November 6, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Both of my photo classes were SO thrilled by my assignment to do something experimental, I gave them another. Here’s both assignments. Experimental This assignment can be accomplished in several ways. Please chose one and produce your weekly four images for critique. A) Make a double exposure with your camera….

my 20….

On November 4, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

1. Have you ever been attracted to someone of your same sex?All my life! 2. How old were you when you lost your virginity?Can that happen before puberty? I sure remember stuff before then. 3. Do you still keep in touch with that person? Not, but I wouldn’t have trouble…

map me, baby.

On November 2, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m trying to get all my Livejournal friends’ locations plotted on a map – please add your location starting with this form.Username:(Then get your friends to!)

MAeX – Miamiartexchange.com announcement!

On November 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Miamiartexchange.com features LiveJournal’s Vladimir Kelaskin as the cover artist. He’s a young awesome talent. Paintings by Paul Aho of W. Palm Beach are showing. Of course, all the usual features are here. Check it out now!

This past weekend…

On October 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Weekend reconnaissance trip. I found things as I had hoped although, Saturday was rainy. I visited a friend who is currently having some health problems instead of going out taking pictures. We stayed up late talking and playing guitar (him). Sunday time changed back to standard and I was tired….

Third attempt…?

On October 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m color 5C2B0E!!!   What RGB color are you???? Take the LiveJournal Hexadecimal Color quiz at marmot.net!

Trick-or-Treat

On October 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul art_thirst goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Casper the friendly ghost. baraksf gives you 9 brown banana-flavoured pieces of bubblegum. chrisglass gives you 18 orange coconut-flavoured gummy fruits. chriskomater gives you 2 teal grapefruit-flavoured pieces of taffy. cpratt tricks you! You get a thumbtack. danlmarmot gives you…

Cop Incident

On October 23, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Two nights ago I heard talking out front. I didn’t pay much attention until it kept going for a while. It was two cops talking after they had walked around back to check my car’s liscense plate. At least that’s what the guy in back told me. He’s kinda strange…

5300 yr. old man

On October 22, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Last night I was laying up in bed with the TV on falling asleep even though I wanted to pay attention to the programming on Peruvian archeology in the high mountains. They were searching for sacrificed childern hidden in and under the ice from the beginning of the colonial period….

More…

On October 19, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You’re a Vulcan! Cool and collected, you representthe epitome of self control. What Star Trek Race Are You? brought to you by Quizilla I’m feeling like doing some of these quizilla things for some reason…

drawing

On October 19, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Drawing based on a ‘hoodoo’ curse inflicted on a family member. Story has it one of my grandfather’s sisters was messing around with a man whose lady was from the Bahamas. When this woman found out what was going on she put a curse on my Aunt Mag. The result…

Short List…

On October 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

sinnabor 55% querrelle 54% vwaffle 44% bitterlawngnome 39% baraksf 38% bigredpaul 19% mademba 17% How sexually compatible with me are you?Take the NEW sexual compatibility quiz at LJMatch! When a few others catch up with things, I’ll repost it.

One more….

On October 16, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I forgot to add this image to my gallery. It was taken on the Univ. campus.

Just barely…

On October 16, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My journal says I’m 54% masculine. What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?UsernameCommunity LJ Gender Tool by hutta

I’m Shocked!

On October 14, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Who has a crush on art_thirst? The below numbers indicate what sorta crushes art_thirst‘s friends have on him, as taken from the results of the original LJ Secret Crush Meme.Questions? Please read the FAQ. 1.5 people have a Secret Crush on art_thirst. 0 people have a Public Crush on art_thirst….

Finally!!

On October 12, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I know you’ve all been waiting patiently for me to show what I’ve been doing with the digital camera. First off, I have to say that it has been a learning process but, I’ve done okay. I have only one personal gallery finished of the two currently planned. This gallery…

Coming out week?

On October 12, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I don’t know anything about coming out week however, I’ll recount my earliest sexual encounter with another male.

Me too…

On October 10, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

A – Age: 54 B – Boyfriend: none C – Chore you hate: paying bills D – Dad’s name: Cleveland E – Essential make up item: Kirk’s Coconut Castile soap, skin lotion. F – Favorite actress(es): none G – Gold or silver: “Neither. Mining precious metals and gems is done…

Word association

On October 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

ala vwaffle, only I let the dictionary fall open and then looking the other way, pointed at a word. Democracy :: lack of Historical :: precedent Protoplasm :: celluar development Help :: me Harmonize :: Ornette Coleman Punk :: duality (because it also means homo in ghetto slang) Culpable ::…

20 years ago…

On October 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With 2 Comments

ala jawnbc: I can’t really remember what I was doing 20 yrs ago but I’ll give it a try. I was living on a non-navigable boat moored in Miami’s Biscayne Bay with my bi-friend, Mark (aka Cavedog). Being October and end of the bike racing season I was probably gearing…

Cycle Fest, W. Palm Beach

On October 4, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I went up the W. Palm Bch. for a bike race today. I saw a bunch of old friends and made some new ones. I took a few pics but I didn’t post them yet. It’s too late tonight and my energy is low. I spent much of my time…

Six Values

On September 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

From the danlmarmot list, my six values: Creativity Effectiveness Health Self-realization Spirituality Wisdom This list is similar to what I already have selected when I got my Franklin-Covey planner. My values haven’t changed much although I’m sure I need to have more emphasis on wealth. At this point in my…

Edward Said Interview

On September 29, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“I was one of the first people in the Palestinian world, in the late 1970s, to say that there is no military option, either for us or for them, and I’m certainly the only well-known Arab who writes these things—and who writes exactly the same things in the Arab press…

New local report…

On September 27, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Hate crimes rise in Boca Raton; Broward County leads state (Florida) I guess my earlier post today makes sense afterall.

Hate

On September 27, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m hesitant to post this but for whatever it’s worth… I have arrived at my post office at the same time as this redneck looking white male about 50yr. The first time I remember seeing him was when he was riding a bicycle that had the shock forks recalled for…

Late, but not forgotten…

On September 26, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Noted scholar Edward Said has died at the age of 67. “His writings have been translated into 26 languages and his most influential book, Orientalism (1978), was credited with forcing Westerners to re-examine their perceptions of the Islamic world. His works cover a plethora of other subjects, from English literature,…

Busy…

On September 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve been more busy than I expected of late. I got a phone call before the hurricane and again after from General Services Agency (U.S. Gov’t) saying that I had been requested to send slides of my work for a possible art-in-public places commission on a federal bldg. being planned…

Secret Crush

On September 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

art_thirst‘s LiveJournal Secret Crush Stats The below statistics indicate what sorta crushes art_thirst has on his LJ friends! No Crush 92.9% Secret Crush 3.6% Public Crush 0.0% Ex-Crush 3.6% What are your LiveJournal Secret Crush Stats? Tired of the sickly Suicide Girls? Faux geek porn got you down? Check out…

Monster Hurricane…

On September 13, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

This hurricane is huge. People in Miami learned that one cannot underestimate where one will make landfall. Batten down the hatches! These links should take you to where you can see regular updates of the water vapor as seen from GEOS8, the geo-stationary satellite over the eastern part of north…

I thought you were here but…..

On September 11, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

< BB9 > WOOOOO jawn!! < JeffBrAwy > Jawn is Jide’s favorite. [in private window] < BB9 > *smooches* [waits and waits and waits for a response] -> -jawnbc- wake up babydoll! [waits and waits and waits for a response] < BB9 > you there yet? [waits and waits and…

The inevitable…

On September 11, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, my driving to the Univ. has brought my car to its knees… I bought it from the guy my ex was last living with (an older friend of his) for $500. My ex had run into a parking lot pole, or something, and created a huge “v” shaped crease…

Art Seaons Begins…

On September 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

September is the beginning of the art season in both the US and Europe. Last night I went to the major gallery openings in Miami Design District. It was an adventure. I took the new digital camera to take some pics for the web site. My photo editor was there…

Changes

On September 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

LJ has changed, giving us some different options and making it easier to make selections. How ya like me now?

Busy…

On September 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, my second week of teaching has been crazy. The Univ. has an add/drop policy for 2 weeks that seems silly to me. I’ve had at least 2 students per class per session either drop or add in my 3 courses. It’s insane trying to remember students names in that…

And you thought we were humans…?

On September 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The modern commerce in humans rivals illegal drug trafficking in its global reach—and in the destruction of lives. “The headline…is not a metaphor. This story is about slaves. Not people living like…

September Launch!

On August 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Miamiartexchange.com presents chrisglass as our Sept. cover artist. In addition, bitterlawngnome is featured in the gallery along with Chris Skura of NYC. Michael Betancourt brings his 6th installment of “IMHO – in my humble opinion,” a weekly column about the art world. Thank you all for your continued support!

Testing, testing, testing…

On August 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, after a slow start I finally tested out the digital camera. I went out to the beach in the morning. It was rather boring so I came back home and took pics of some of my usual subjects: bones. I’ve had plenty in my collection over the years. I…

new camera

On August 23, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, thanks to my new job, I have a new digital camera. It has been worth the wait getting it although, I wasn’t expecting to get the use of one. Anyway, it’s been a learning process trying to adjust things to manual and semi-manual. One reason so many love their…

Update!

On August 21, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve added a number of people to my friends list so, I thought I’d go back and check this out. I still feel a few names are abnormally low, but what can I do? {{{ hugs all around! }}} mademba 106% anthropo 98% susandennis 98% danlmarmot 95% toneyvr 84% baraksf…

new job, new toys

On August 21, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally, school starts Monday. I went in today to sign off some of my benefits paperwork. That’s a nice change in my life. I need my teeth worked on, and probably new glasses. Now I can afford it. However, I went back to my office, yes, I have my own…

not enough nature for one evening…

On August 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Many of the people on my friend’s list love wild flowers like I do. But, they can serve a greater purpose than being beautiful. There’s an artist, Mel Chin, that has used so-called weeds to remove toxic metals from a neighborhood park that had been left for dead. I really…

More nature.com, human nature…

On August 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

More than six degrees separate us. An e-mail experiment has confirmed the famous ‘six degrees of separation’ of human social networks, but revealed that individuals don’t necessarily benefit from their connectedness.

Nature

On August 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I get email newsletters from Nature.com. I got one today that was really fascinating, not only for the science, but for the images. Walking on water.

School is about to commence

On August 13, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

School is about to commence, I’ve been busy getting everything ready for the next several weeks so I won’t be bogged down. It will be SO good to have a job again with income! I’ll be able to take care of paying off the plastic, finally. I hope to get…

Do I need to vacation or move?

On August 6, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

You’re British Columbia. You’re hip and happenin’but also a nice person who isn’t a snob. Careeris important to you but it isn’t your wholelife. People assume that your life is perfectand that you have it all, like you were bornwith a silver spoon in your mouth. But it’s nottrue; you…

Wonderful drawings!

On August 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Has anybody seen the wonderful drawings of mommybabou‘s children? Click the above link and it will take you to the gallery pages… People in Miami love them. Don’t be left out. 🙂

Finally!!

On July 31, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Miamiartexchange.com would like to invite you to our inaugural online exhibition featuring the drawings of Sébastien and Ophelie! Who: Sébastien and Ophelie, a brother and sister of 8 and 6 years old who use a variety of media. They communicate clearly to us for a reason. Find out why. When:…

Univ. job…

On July 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I finally went up to the Univ. to find out what’s going on. I was lucky to have run into the other photo prof. since he’s not teaching on the main campus this summer. At any rate, the other prof. and dept. chair, who I saw a bit afterward, both…

Exciting new beginning…

On July 21, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

susandennis has been the first person to have a splash image on MAeX.

happy fingers…

On July 21, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I baked two more peach cobblers! One is all fresh peaches. The other is part fresh, part canned (because I didn’t have enough peaches). Canned could have been better if I had cooked the peaches in the wonderful juices but, it came on the heels of not knowing that I…

lazy day… sorta

On July 19, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m trying to take it easy today. My multiple web site creating has reached a point of excess. I’m working on 6 different sites at the same time. Mostly web design but also maintainence and updating. I’m glad I’ve got some valuable skills in this time of limbo before teaching…

update

On July 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve never been one to journalize daily, never. I’m too contemplative most of the time before committing something to print (even though we can edit and delete here). Anyway, let me update things… Tues. I relaunched my site MAeX by myself because my so-called partner hasn’t held up his end…

Working weekend…

On July 13, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

My video card died and installed an older one I had so saved some money. My old printer isn’t working now because of some glitch and I just spent $26US for and ink cartridge! Because I tried to boot up several times without a monitor working I messed up some…

Git right with your god…

On July 9, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I know there are some who don’t believe in God, god, saints, deities, orisha’s, lwas, or anything else. However, if you do it never hurts to “git right with it.” Reason being, my Dad called me 30 min. ago. He said to sit down. I was. He told me my…

Availability…

On July 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, my banana cake stayed in the oven too long. Nasty. I made another one this morning, and turned out perfect! Only had a sliver with a latté. Later on, I grilled chicken breast with a marinate of tamari and pesto sauces, and a splash of mojo criollo (cuban spanish…

Strawberry Shortcake

On July 3, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Today was going to be my prep day for another peach cobbler. Instead, while shopping, the strawberries had a sign, “buy one, get one free!” Yes, I bought. I sliced some up and sprinkled some raw sugar on, put in the fridge for tomorrow. I was planning on posting this…

properly done inventory meme…

On July 2, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With 1 Comment

one more time jawnbc This time I was a bit more self-reflective… + Have I been honest and true within myself? + Do I have higher goals within for self-development and how do I achieve that without becoming a monk living on a mountaintop? + Can I reach the level…

the inventory meme

On July 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

In accordance to jawnbc, I am responding to these questions: + Have your interactions with others been characterized by respect, kindness and compassion? For the most part, yes. However, I know that when I lose patience my voice changes and because of the tenor of my voice, I sound intimidating….

Homer Jackson

On June 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Homer Jackson is a friend of mine. He’s a visual and performance artist. We met several years ago in Miami where he was doing a performance art piece (not to be mistaken for a theatrical piece on stage). It was at South Florida Arts Center, where I eventually became part…

Puhleeeze

On June 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“God, that is so gay.” “Openly gay and lesbian artists – writers, directors, actors, composers – are more visible than ever in 2003 America. Indeed, when two men can share a kiss on national TV in celebration of their 25-year relationship and the Tony they have just won, it seems…

Aussie cycling goes backwards…

On June 26, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

UCI Vice-president Godkin hits out at NSW attack on road racing Former senior police officer, Ray Godkin, is outraged by an Australian State Government’s decision…

Before Minnesota trip….

On June 25, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I should have posted this link already. Sorry. I’m not a uniform freak but I do like nicely shaped legs. Check out this cop… …uniformed musings.

Venice Biennale, 2003 – THE World’s Major Art Fair

On June 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Francesco Bonami’s 2003 Venice Biennale has been trashed already. Venice Biennale: But where’s the art? What are the expectations of art and artists in today’s climate? Those outside the direct influence and knowledge of the artworld certainly don’t find of interest the search for some of the conceptual extremes that…

Blog Code

On June 23, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

B8 d++ t- k- s u- f- i o+ x e+ l+ c+ blogger code

changes for the better…

On June 20, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I have been a bit concerned about my financial situation this summer. I’ve managed to have some freelance web design lined up because just maintaining sites isn’t gonna cut it. I’ve got some writing projects lined up. I think that’s amazing! Diasporavibe Gallery asked me to write up some promotional…

Big Apology

On June 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sorry for the multiple postings… a glitch somewhere. I didn’t see my postings even after refreshing my pages. After 3 hours I came back, then deleted the multiples. Please forgive me.

Minnesota, and all that…

On June 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I got home last night after spend the past few days in Minnesota. My trip was two-fold. I went to take pics at day one of a four-day bicycle race, and to do some art. Well, the art took a back seat because of something I wasn’t prepared for. An…

from JawnBC

On June 13, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

1. Your work, your life, are informed by post-colonialism. As is your Self. Can you tell us about your encounters with po-co, how and why it makes sense to you, and how it informs how you live your life? I came of age during the 60s but with my childhood…

interview

On June 9, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I asked mademba to interview me since nobody has done it yet. I originally ran across his LJ somewhere and found we had some similar interests. So, here it is…

City Lights Bookstore, SF, CA

On June 8, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

NPR : Commentary: City Lights Turns 50 City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, a focal point of [U.S.] American alternative culture, marks its 50th anniversary on June 8. City Lights was founded in 1953 by Beat movement icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti, now Poet Laureate of San Francisco, and Peter D. Martin….

Do Looks Really Matter?

On June 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

“Lookism: The Ugly Truth — In a series of hidden camera experiments, John Stossel and 20/20 put the adage, “looks aren’t everything” to the test. Will a less attractive woman raise more for charity than a knockout? Will a woman choose a short man over a tall man for a…

Brain Usage Profile

On June 3, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Your Brain Usage Profile Auditory : 29% Visual : 70% Left : 43% Right : 56% Onajide, you possess an interesting balance of hemispheric and sensory characteristics, with a slight right-brain dominance and a slight preference for visual processing. Since neither of these is completely centered, you lack the indecision…

Return Home

On June 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Finally arrived back home tonight from a long trip. My Uncle’s death was one that could have been avoided as he had prostate cancer and refused to get checked up in time. In the past year his body just withered away. He was a strapping man in his younger days…

Chart

On May 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

mademba 106% danlmarmot 95% baraksf 80% telemann 76% reddevilbear 76% querrelle 72% vwaffle 69% cpratt 65% jawnbc 58% bigredpaul 54% ultrabithorax 35% How compatible with me are YOU? UPDATED: Sun., 1 June, 2003; Tue., 3 June, 2003 (after adding querrelle to my friends list) Jawn, you just have to climb…

Sadness, tears, and family…

On May 23, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Before anything else my Uncle died yesterday morning. He had been ill for the past year but when I last talked to him his spirit seemed as usual, full of energy and life, always a smile on his face and in his voice. He will be missed deeply by family,…

Weekend Update …

On May 20, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Mon., 19 May :: Being an artist is something that needs to be reassessed more often than the average person may think. The ground beneath the artist moves as often as the tides. Sometimes one attempts to shift the ground upon which one stands on purpose. Sometimes it shifts right…

late entry

On May 14, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Sun., 11 May The opening of HAITI THROUGH DOCUMENTS opened last night. I didn’t get there until I got off work but it was well received. The show looked really good. The person I was supposed to be working with didn’t show up. I figured she wouldn’t. She was supposed…

Giro d’Italia

On May 12, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Because of Greg Lemond and Lance Armstrong almost everybody in the US knows about Le Tour de France but, the Tour of Italy and Tour of Spain are the next largest annual cycling events. Cyclists from the US rarely ride La Vuelta España but Andy Hampsten won the Giro some…

hedychium – butterfly ginger

On May 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I spoke with my botanist friend and got the down low on the ginger plants he gave me. He says they won’t likely blossom potted indoors but they have beautiful leaves anyway. http://www.botany.com/hedychium.html http://www.oasisdesigns.co.uk/hedychium_pics.htm http://www.hear.org/pier/hecor.htm

Using only one singer/band, answer the following questions with song titles:

On May 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’ve used my favorite pianist/composer, Herbie Hancock. 1. Are you male or female? “Watermelon Man” 2. Describe yourself – “Ostinato” 3. How do some people feel about you? “Riot” 4. How do you feel about yourself? “Speak Like a Child” 5. Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest – “Maiden Voyage” 6. Where would…

How male or female is your brain?

On May 6, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

The following tests were developed by Simon Baron-Cohen, director of the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Take the interactive empathy quotient test. Take the interactive systemising quotient test . Baron-Cohen’s theory is that the female brain is predominantly hard-wired for empathy, and that the male brain is…

Mavs

On May 5, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was disappointed yesterday with the finals between Portland and Dallas. Portland lost even though history was against them winning. If the Lakers had be matched up against the Mavs, LA probably would have won. Sacto Kings should beat Dallas Mavs… let’s just get it done. Lakers vs. Spurs sounds…

Book Listings…

On May 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Now that I’ve finished my contract I have a chance to do some reading. This summer should be the perfect opportunity to do it. If you’re interested in any of the books I just found out about, check the links. They’re new publications. “Africa since 1940 : The Past of…

Weekend Update with “Three Things” answered…

On April 27, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Heading off to a birthday party in 5 min. However, I can’t remember on whose blog I saw this but here are my answers: THREE THINGS THAT SCARE ME: 1. Being confronted by somebody pointing a gun at me. 2. Extremely rough airplane flights. 3. Free swimming in the deep…

More Nina Simone…

On April 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

NPR’s Tavis Smiley talks to contributor Michael Eric Dyson about jazz great Nina Simone. Tavis Smiley talks to singer and pianist Shirley Horn about the life and legacy of the great songwriter, singer and pianist, Nina Simone. Simone passed away April 21. Join Talk of the Nation for a remembrance…

Fantasy World Order

On April 22, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

LJ users, try this one. This one I first used back in Dec., 2000. It has relevance today. What Kind of World Leader Are You? Music: John Cage: indeterminacy

Nina Simone

On April 22, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I just found out Nina Simone died… a huge loss. She was a classically trained pianist, yet gained fame singing in a style reminiscent of Billie Holiday. She later became known as a protest singer for penning fiery songs that chronicled the pain, pride and hope of the U.S. civil…

Last week of the semester…

On April 20, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Semester ends this week, final projects due, and Friday, final exams at 7:45am! That’s an insane schedule. I already have to get up at 5:30am for my 9am class. Of course, I cook breakfast before leaving. The class is 3 hours long. Personal projects can commence next week after finals…

Advanced Enneagram Test (126 questions)

On April 18, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I found the short test results so interesting, I took the longer advanced test. Some change in the reults… Conscious self Overall self

Personality Test… a revelation?

On April 17, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

One thing I can say about LiveJournal users, they sure are into self-analysis. This latest ‘test’ looked more balanced than the quizilla ones, so I took it. Deciphering the results will take time with all the charts and graphs but, here’s what I can up with: Conscious self Overall self…

Has Conceptualism Hit A Dead End?

On April 15, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

If you are interested in art, this is a must read. :: Battles over the legitimacy of conceptual art occupied a good part of the 20th Century. In the 21st Century those concluding that art has taken a wrong turn with conceptualism are a growing chorus. “The world of fine…

Editor for MAEx

On April 14, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

About time… I got an email from a highly qualified person for me to hand over the reigns of control and, he has volunteered to be the New Editor! I emailed him the keys! … just kidding. After we exchange protocols, I can work on other things for the site….

Weekly Roundup

On April 13, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Thanks to the motivation of jawnBC, I’ve been working on my writing projects with the kind of focus needed to end up with the quality writing I should have. Even though the writing is for MiamiArtExchange (MAEx), I should publish an abstract there and have the full version published in…

How Evil? Nah… not me.

On April 12, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

How evil are you? Finally, a “test” that I can agree with… 🙂

Museum as Utopian Future

On April 12, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Some days, too many, I don’t feel that I get enough significant stuff done. I have been here all day working on writing. I’ve got 2 interviews to go thru and glean something from. However, before I can make sense of what I want to say, I need to write…

Hyperrealism

On April 7, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Just a few days ago I was struck by the misuse of the word, “surreal.” Today at the Univ. there were three guests, 2 visual artists/teachers and an art historian/teacher, talking to the students about “postmodernism.” This lecture, and panel discussion, gave a brief overview as to what postmodernism is…

surrealism…

On April 3, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Surreal or surrealism is a word totally misused today. I was reading an essay on the work of photographer Jeff Wall, and saw the word surreal in the first paragraph. His work is not surrealist but the word got me thinking about how much ‘surreal’ is used today. I wrote…

… more updates to old blogs.

On April 1, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was checking links and realized author Wole Soyinka’s link to africana.com needed to be removed. He has returned to Nigeria. However, I needed to re-post a listing of his available works. Afterall, he was Nobel Laureate for Literature, 1986! April, 2003 update.

Esperanto

On March 30, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I was looking at the LJ selection of available language choices and noticed Esperanto. There are actually people, that many people, that use that language? The only person I’ve ever known to use it was the musician Sun Ra (backside of his L.P. covers under his own Saturn label). I…

Weekly Read updated…

On March 28, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I’m not so self-reflective this week, although I have much to reflect upon. more…Weekly Read

UGLY pages…

On March 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

First of all, the page here that updates this journal is so damn ugly! There has to be some way to use a different template or something… Second, I was trying to figure out how to make a listing of friends. I must have looked in the wrong place…. *sigh*

war blogs

On March 24, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Not the most pleasant reading for this time of day, however… NPR War Dairies :: ‘Webloggers,’ Signing On as War Correspondents :: Kevin Sites CNN correspondent blog suspended

blog location

On March 23, 2003, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Well, even though I started a livejournal blog, my blogs over the years have been on my own site(s). This is where you’ll find it until I can figure out how to incorporate LJ into my site (if I can). I’ve tried to use journal software before and got nothing….