Saturday, May 19, 2018

Some Collages Were Just Published

Hey, so I've been working hard on my photographs as a way to tell more than a single frame story. We'll see where it leads, but here it is.  Hopefully you like it, and if you have any ideas whatsoever, go ahead and share them!



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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Flash Fiction

Once upon a time there was a fool.  He lived happily ever after.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

War

Well the Greek Chorus is at it again, and again we're getting nowhere close to the truth because people are too loud about helping one status quo or another. As it was so shall it be. Israel and Syria (&Iranian) are now at it again. I am pretty sure the escalation is part of the plan to push back at Iran. This is a US-Saudi-Israel want and given the recent move by Trump, they're hoping they can get away with it (or just want a bigger war, which will be dumber than even I think). Here's to hoping that it doesn't grow bigger, but still call your Senator and rep because every call counts. (yeah, I know executive power and all that, but something should be registered against it). 

On that note it reminds me of this story where things abroad come home sooner or later. It's not a law, but that we're creating even more trouble than before is something we should be wary of. As you can tell, I think the coverage of the Syrian war has been hard to follow and it was been another dismal performance by our media. More to come.



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Saturday, April 28, 2018

On F for Fake

Well, it's been a while since I've posted. Things have been quite busy here, and I've been writing away as usual. I have a couple shorts coming out with Red Rock Review, and there will also be some collages coming out with flyway magazine. The Collages have been fun to work on and I think have been another way for me to better encapsulate an experience. We'll see if I'll ever get to that point.


Funny thing I saw in the news today: that a French Museum found out that many of the paintings in its gallery are fakes. Yup. Apparently more than 20% of all paintings in all museums are forgeries. Yes, people, the world is full of shadows and lies. This one doesn't surprise me and I wonder how much we should care.

After all, the aesthetics of the painting should more or less be the same (down to the facture). So have we really lost out in seeing such a forgery? Furthermore, given how inflated the art market is, it would appear that this is yet another example of the rich figuring out a myriad of ways to skimp on their taxes (they can donate or lend paintings etc). 

That being said, this is also a statement about what art is. I watched F for Fake by Orson Welles (a brilliant movie which you should watch right away) and loved everything about it. In it he talks about the forger who has many of his paintings on many walls in museums around the world. It would appear that this was more than just boastful.

But there was something else. The artist claimed he was better than the original artists and (it seemed to me) that it was only a matter of luck that his own paintings never "made it". So he gained something by creating forgeries and also by knowing his strokes were better than the original artist's. He also gained something from pretending that the artists themselves could not tell his work from their own. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Collage

Women's March, Seattle, 2018. Here is a collage of said march. My computer froze when I tried to add any more images. Let me know what you think.


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