December

I dislike December. Not the month itself, but all the weird pressure so many humans (including me sometimes) feel to spend money they don't have on crap they and their families and friends don't need. And if you complain about it in any way, people get defensive. It's complicated, right? The holidays. If you remove money and junk and baggage from this time of year what is left? 

Stark, black branches against cool gray skies...

Intricate black profiles



Recent from Plastic Turtle studio

This is happening:

Words & Music

Project SpamProse debuted at the 2015 Transmodern Performance Festival, revealing words and images from the Golden Age of SPAM. Finally had a chance to wear my freaky white cat mask!


Paintings and Celebrity Encounter

Snapshot of "Yellow Map World", the only oil painting in the bunch of Maps & Mandalas.

Snapshot of "Yellow Map World", the only oil painting in the bunch of Maps & Mandalas.

The Maps & Mandalas paintings were exposed to the public during the most recent School 33 Open Studio Tour here in beautifulBaltimore, MD, October 10 & 11. Thanks to Julia Niederman and Ed Harris for generously loaning me a wall in their studio to share this newish work. The biggest (and only) celebrity sighting during the Open Studio Tour, was the illustrious John Waters! I achieved one of my life goals and told him how much his movie Polyester influenced me, in an unnaturally positive way, back in 1980. Amazing.