Art

Walking in the Light 2.0

Llano Quemado

Don’t get comfy

I could have been an outlaw preacher. This will have to do.

Shaky But Chic

downtown Taos, sort of

The block ahead has half a dozen empty storefronts. Can’t buy groceries or nails for half a mile.

For the record, real-life hero journeys kind of suck. On the other hand, the cool thing about being an artist is you never get to quit. None of this lying around and feeling guilty like my mother did because the doctor used forceps to pull my brother Bill out after he got twisted when she [...]

Saturday Afternoon at the Park

hot rod

All my boyhood dreams

Saw this arrive with wide-open pipes I assume can be closed. (Maybe not, though!) It’s licensed and legal, which tells you a lot about New Mexico, no?

Too Much

dead tarantula

Dead tarantula with flattened body. Probably run over by a bike.

The subject here is art fear, and I just remembered something else. Among my youthful talents was that I sometimes wrote things. There was this nature magazine, not one of the well-known ones, that I’d come by in my adventures. I had a subscription. One month there was an advertisement for a national essay contest. [...]

Cool Sculpture

bronze cat skull

My very own solid bronze life-sized saber-toothed horned cat skull

Pardon the lazy retro-posting last night, since deleted. But look at what yours truly was able to produce once upon a time using a flexible rubber mold made from an actual cat skull, sculpting wax, and melting my own bronze! Those were the days, friends and neighbors (early to mid-’90s). I’d do this again if [...]

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