Wednesday, 23 December 2009



- Cranberry cardigan, Striped scarf
- Sonic Youth tuning
- Yellow, Left, Tobacco-Stained, Index Finger
- Reading my journal
- Hammish the 18-Year Old Cat
- Tequila in white tea
- A man lying down in a boat
- Yoko Ono on the window
- Sleeping with shoes on
- Kicking my foot - the foot of the leg crossed over the other
- Green ginger wine
- A Swedish girlfriend studying law - A Swedish girlfriend studying fashion - A Polish girlfriend
- Selfish, selfish, selfish
- Music on my desk
- Screaming in reverse
- A big fat fucking empty barstool
- Professional dishwashing
- Crushing a can in a mirror
- Curry couch
- Modern love

Monday, 14 December 2009

Approximately one week ago:

A person named Jeff Havens spent time in my studio and we made things side-by-side on a quiet, cold Sunday. Longtime collaborator and very close friend of mine, Jeff is a painter / print-maker / draftsman / curator / writer / activist and performance/ video /installation artist who lives quite reticently in Northampton, Massachusetts.
He is also a musician who plays in a band named Sway, based out of Boston (
For pure pleasure, I often play music with Jeff in his home. Or rather, he plays a stringed instrument and I sing (

Here are some pictures of Jeff creating a collage installation in a gallery. (Photography by Michael Kahan of

It is somewhat difficult to view Jeff's work or even Jeff himself, as he lives on what is most commonly referred to as "the fringes of society" He does have an email and telephone, but has no website or computer and does not treat electronic devices like extensions of his body. I feel very lucky to know him and have him around me consistently.

While in my studio, we both drew drawings and talked about important things. On the right here is this terrible drawing of a man's face that I did then. I feel pretty good about it

Thursday, 10 December 2009

It is good to know others:

The lovely Femke connects US(A) to THE NETHERLANDS @ FemmeUSA

Here's a special exhibition that happened at my College - it was very Special and Collaborative

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


Today is Official Giving You Short Notice Day:

Throughout the month of December,

"die Zeit of Drawing" (The Time of Drawing)

December 5 - 27, 2009

Opening December 5, 6-9pm

Two drawings of mine are in this group show. Both are featured on my website and if you can guess exactly which ones they are, I'll make you a cup of fair-trade coffee and give you a back massage. The two said drawings in this show have not been exhibited very much, let alone outside Massachusetts, so that is kind of cool

My beloved comrade Jeff Havens also has two new drawings in this same show that are absolutely brilliant gemstones.

Tragically I cannot attend the opening but I hope you can check it out?

Here's the way to it:
By foot, subway and car...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Lame Rogue vs. Dumb Dumb in Big Parking Lot

The moleskin with watercolour paper and half rounded edge pages

A fourteen day too long delay. Quite exhausted, underneath this pile of exciting projects, stressful news, good novels, depressed situations and turkey week. A frequent flurrying will follow-

I don't know anything about these.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009



- Sly
- You want to fix my head
- Squids and octopi
- Faded red
- Holding you front stage
- French singers
- Chapped lips
- Inconsistent bad breath/good breath
- Shitty mattress
- Lean limbs
- Fluttering, light lashes
- Shoulder shirt buttons
- Striped wheel
- Looking sideways when you kiss
- Star socks
- African tree patterns
- Belly button semen
- Cocky quips
- Sensual, apprehensive laments
- Rainbow bike
- Swedish dream

Its you I'm talking about

Thursday, 5 November 2009



- Upstate Maine
- Obnoxious
- "The Mask" on VHS
- Tom's Shoes
- Buying girls jeans on Ebay
- Gummi Bear slingshots
- Sweating profusely, drinking out of a Newcastle beer jug on the floor of my living room
- Stolen spinach artichoke pizza and maple syrup
- Baltimore bail
- Sufjan Stevens and staring at a screen
- Yelling at my bedroom window
- Whoopie pies
- Sleeping on a cot
- Sharing wet dreams

Its you I'm talking about

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Year In

Naturally, I think I see things best. Therefore I am the best photographer. Empathy is good bones and sociopath attributes aside - here are several images of my mind 2009.

Monday, 19 October 2009

People I Feel Sorry For

Right now I am drawing small drawings that are motivated by my sympathy for a particularly tragic human condition. Here are five of Anne Boleyn. An ambitious young lady who got a bum deal? Perhaps. I am working mostly from a portrait of Boleyn by an unknown artist.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Brother David, I Want To Be Like You

The boat, I believe it to be in progress

Friday, 2 October 2009


The Table, Conceived Feb 2009. Shown in "Milk Teeth" Group Exhibition, East End Glasgow, Scotland. Now owned respectively by Mr. Jodi Cave (

Also exhibited in same group show, also made in February. The Lake. Michael Bleach now owns this work.