February 27, 2009

"With The Trust Of A Child"

This was painted some time in 1988. The title is a verse from long forgotten pop song, I think.

February 24, 2009

"The Show Must Go On"

The Greek theatre lecture at CWRU reminded me of this one I painted in NYC, 1986. A Greek comic actor is on the vase. Modern equivilents on a dixie cup and mug are Bugs Bunny and Laurel and Hardy. There is an African mask. I actually sold this one to a theatrical make up artist. Who would think that 23 years latter in 2009, I'd be exhibiting with a mask artist/ collector at a lecture about Greek theatre? Maybe I'm a psychic artist.

February 19, 2009

"Making Masks Play", CWRU Art Studio

Our director, Tim Shuckerow, showed his collection of world masks.

Dr. Amy R. Cohen loves to play cyclops.
She presented her new discoveries about constructing Greek dramatic masks. A montage of her productions of Greek plays at Randolph College was shown. I had some of my favorite paintings hanging.

"Peace March"

I think Ghandi would have liked the title of this one.

February 11, 2009

"The Two As One"

This is a straight forward depiction of a real Greek vase and a contemporary paper soda cup. The horizontal banding predates the sparkle of 1960's Op Art. The two eyes on the vase are from a convention called "cup kiss". Greek drinking cups had painted eyes strategically placed so that when the drinker tipped the cup it looked like he was wearing a mask.

February 6, 2009


If you ever get to Marseilles, France, check out a new gallery: Polysemie. This painting can be seen there. From my funny cup series this one compares ancient and contemporary images. I guess it could have been titled "Menage a tois, old and new" or something like that.

February 1, 2009

"Soul Mates Will Meet"

I painted this in France, 1988. It was kind of a lonely time in the city of light. Romance was no where to be found. There was the Spanish student I met at French lessons. She compared me to Sacre Coeur, like a white marble bascilica sparkling on the inside but dirty, (sale), on the outside.

"Burger Of Love"

In that touristy neighborhood where the Moulin Rouge is, I found the Love Burger fast food restaurant.