— My two young boys stood on tip toes eyeballing the chocolate-chip banana bread on the butcher-block. The five-year-old lifted the knife and, eyes narrowed like a surgeon, spent considerable time finding the exact center. You can bet his older brother studied the two pieces thoroughly before selecting. “One cuts and one chooses. Can’t be […]
I’m With The Banned An exhibition of All New Work Opening Reception Oct 27th (2 weeks before Election Day) Macaya Gallery in Wynwood (Miami) 145 NW 36th Street (786) 577-0322 Artist Statement I love America deeply. And feel endless gratitude that my children experience life through our bountiful prism. But America is sick. And getting […]
I’m generally a happy guy. Cute wife. Bouncy kids. Fuzzy dog. So it’s hard to wake up each morning to something like this: “How does a lie come to be widely taken as the truth? The answer is disturbingly simple: Repeat it over and over again. When faced with facts that contradict the lie, repeat it louder.” This NYT editorial from earlier […]
After featuring these works in San Francisco and Dallas, my Best Books series finally comes home to Miami for the first time. See it this Saturday night until October 6th. See details and RSVP below.
“I Ain’t Got No Quarrel With The VietCong… No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger” — Muhammad Ali, 1966. Political courage blazed in Ali at one of America’s most turbulent times. When he had everything to lose, including his life. He was as charming as he was physically beautiful. Yet, few spit truth into the face of power […]
Late one morning, long before children, I sat on the edge of a New Orleans hotel bed and exhaled audibly. Inside my skull, a spicy Jazz Fest bisque of bourbon and psychotropics simmered from the night before. I bent down and tied my first shoe, and it wasn’t until I’d finished tying my second that […]