Art



October 21, 2021

Some Quiet

Mojave desert. Sunset: 6:02pm. A quiet day in the desert spent watching the shadows of the Joshua trees grow.

October 15, 2021

Ecco Homo

Sunset: 6:15pm. A sunny Friday with a high in the 80s, and it’s startling to see Christ looking so human, so plain.

October 13, 2021

Extension

Sunset: 6:18pm. A high of 70 degrees and 84% humidity. Spent a late night at the cemetery chapel, tending to the responses to After the End.

October 5, 2021

Respiration

Sunset: 6:30pm. Moon: New. My father would have turned 73 today.

February 10, 2021

Temptation

I’m attempting to read Gustav Flaubert’s The Temptation of Saint Anthony.

February 2, 2021

Devotional Image

She gave me the most magnificent gift: a small framed reproduction of my favorite painting.

October 17, 2020

Monument

I’m always captivated by Louise Nevelson’s monuments built from pieces of furniture painted black.

June 30, 2020

Shadow

Sometimes I find comfort in a two-thousand-year-old myth about a Chinese emperor.

April 23, 2020

Ruins

Flipping through an old notebook last night, I came across a page dedicated to the first time I saw a painting by Hubert Robert.

April 19, 2020

Interference

I find myself frequently returning to a century-old line from The Surrealist Manifesto: “Let yourself be carried along. Events will not tolerate your interference.”

March 10, 2020

Denial

A note on Barnett Newman’s portrait of “the agony that is single, constant, unrelenting, willed—world without end.”

March 8, 2020

Country

Went to an exhibition about the countryside that felt like walking into a Wikipedia entry written under the influence of heavy-duty stimulants.