The Camera of the Mind

The Camera of the Mind

Although I use a digital camera to record what I think of as “notes” in long shots and close ups, I am a mental camera that stores an infinite amount of data. In my university and college lectures, I used to pretend that I was a camera taking stills, by...
Would Boards be Boring? Never!

Would Boards be Boring? Never!

I have always been in love with old wood and metal objects that tell “stories.” That’s why I love my barn studio in Gouldsboro with bits of hay still stuck between the weathered Maine boards. Those poles made of spindly trees at one end where hides...
Images Come First

Images Come First

When I was exhibiting in Paris, and writing as many poems as I painted pictures, I wrote the following: “Images come First” (a poem by Peter Stilton) Images come first. Language leaves us with a thirst Images live in juxtaposition Language speaks with...
What I Wood Do, and am Doing

What I Wood Do, and am Doing

Ever since I can remember, I have been fascinated with “materials,” such as glass, iron and other metals, stone, brick, and wood. When I was five, taking art classes from Prof. Nelson at Alfred University in New York state, I made a collage of the...
A Soliloquy Regarding Photography

A Soliloquy Regarding Photography

I talk to myself most of the time, so I guess I can soliloquize about anything. So I will share my observations on photography that have been the result of choosing some work to enter a Tampa Regional Artist’s show. I spent an entire day on the computer looking...
How Teaching Can Invigorate Rather Than Deplete

How Teaching Can Invigorate Rather Than Deplete

A few months ago, I decided I would not teach another class, at any level.  As most of us who have taught know, teaching can be like hunting in a closet for forgotten and hidden items…or trying to prepare a meal and finding turnips instead of potatoes in the...