My Studio Today

I was surprised when I saw that I hadn’t posted since 2016. Two years since I last went chasing hot air balloons, what else was I doing? I’ve been in my studio working in the same gray tones that I used when retouching black and white photographs for Robert Mapplethorpe and Berenice Abbott. I’m interested in moments of initiation, when we cross from one perspective to another. Often vulnerable, like just waking up.

My paintings have been resonating like Tarot cards. I’m intrigued by the clues in paintings and sculptures that artists past have left as signs to bring forth anew. All seem a form of initiation. You can see my Initiates series at

Now I’m just being mesmerized by the texture of the undercoat.

I see a lion…

Ribbons swirl below…

See you on the other side.