Monthly Archives: April 2009

Apple Tree in bloom

Everything outside is pink, white and acid green. I planted two apple trees 3 years ago and the Liberty has done well. I hope to get at least a dozen apples this year. In bloom, it’s like a new baby.  … Continue reading

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UCTV – Philip Glass in conversation

UCTV out of Berkeley, CA has some of the best cultural programming you’ll find on television. Here’s a wonderful hour talk with the composer Philip Glass and the music critic Tim Page. In the mid ’60’s Glass studied in Paris … Continue reading

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New painting and Verlaine

My friend Phil, who lives outside Paris with his lovely wife Sally- and is a savant about art, poetry and music – said that my newest work reminded him of a Verlaine poem. Now knowing that Paul Verlaine was one … Continue reading

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North Slope Farm – SAITA Soil Structure Workshop

We had a great turnout of interns from Blooming Glen and Sankanac Farms and one interested future farmer for our first SAITA workshop at North Slope in Lambertville, NJ. The farmer and owner, Mike Rassweiler, was well prepared with handouts … Continue reading

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Painting to Mary Lou Williams, watching Marshall Ganz

This was once a failed painting, obliterated and now returned to life. Inspiration is spring and Atlanta born Mary Lou Williams’ 1974 ‘Zoning’ CD, on which are two pieces from her ‘Music for Peace’ mass, later called ‘Mary Lou’s Mass’. She’s a … Continue reading

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April weather

While the south was having tornadoes, we had our first thunderstorm last week. Always inspiring. Spring is bringing with its new blooms a burst of creativity.  Storm over Lancaster Avenue, 16″x20″, canvas on board

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New work

I’ve been wanting to do more large abstracts after many months of smaller works. Here’s the latest.  April 22″x30″ oil on canvas board I’m reading Irving Sandler’s 1970 ‘The Triumph of American Painting, a History of Abstract Expressionism’, in which he … Continue reading

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The owls of spring

So a couple of nights ago two Great Horned Owls were hooting at each other in the wild bramble of trees and border along the edge of my backyard, and woke me up. It’s the kind of noise that somehow … Continue reading

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Imagine

The Obama administration has launched a competition for designers to fix the country’s problems. That’s right, designers. So here’s your chance to stop saying that nobody appreciates that infinitesimal kerning you made to three word copy the other day. Go … Continue reading

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Woodstock – exercise your memory

An Italian friend of mine put up a Woodstock clip on Facebook, this one is Richie Havens singing ‘Freedom’, opening the festival. It still moves me, 40 years later. All of you alumni of Woodstock, think back to 1969….if you … Continue reading

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