Archive for April, 2012



A painting that whispers and echoes, like something brushing past you in the dark. A painting that picks its toenails. A painting that rolls up its pants to cross a stream. A painting like this film. A painting like this song. A painting that can’t figure out how to hold its hands. Just shove them in your […]

Are you a high school student in Seattle, or do you know one who wants to draw up a storm this summer? I’ll be teaching a workshop for 15-18-year-olds at Cornish— a one-week intensive at the end of July. It will be an immersive and experimental experience, using traditional drawing tools and techniques at the […]

Linda Hutchins


I am enamored by Linda Hutchins’ thoughtful, elegant drawings and sculptures. She’ll be giving a performance tomorrow in Portland, that can also be seen live online. More below: White Out: a performance for Low Lives 4 Networked Performance Festival at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, 415 SW 10th Ave. #300, Portland, Oregon April 27, 2012, 5:30 – 8:30 pm […]

I, again, found myself recently talking about the “problem” of the figure in my own work. I put this in quotes, because I have to say that I don’t mind the human figure being more implied than explicit, even if the body is a central locus for thought. But I am especially interested in uncovering […]



Psalm to Be Read with Closed Eyes (D. Nurkse) Ignorance will carry me through the last days, the blistering cities, over briny rivers swarming with jellyfish, as once my father carried me from the car up the tacked carpet to the white bed, and if I woke, I never knew it.

I came across this Sandra Cinto drawing by chance today, looking for something else: And when I swooped in for more research I found that she is installing a new piece at the Olympic Sculpture Park here in Seattle in a matter of days. The event that includes her presence is sold out, but I […]