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Month: July 2009

musings on art

musings on art

this…? or this? Perhaps this has been discussed before, and I wouldn’t be surprised, but I thought of something last week that I never encountered in five years in art school.  I have a rather obvious dismissal for the value in abstract (or bad) art.  Perhaps everyone knows this but simply doesn’t want to hear it since that would preclude their bad art/abstract art from garnering high prices. The thought is quite simple.  Up until recently (i.e. basically the last…

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more musings on health care

more musings on health care

I’m getting tired of hearing the talking points boiling healthcare down to a “competitive market” vs. a socialist model.  This argument is deeply flawed in two very serious ways: #1 “socialist healthcare is evil“ Anyone not in favor of a government “socialist” healthcare plan should never again call 911, the fire department or the police department for help – because it would seem to me highly hypocritical to call the “socialized” police department to find your brother’s killer… but deny someone…

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Dead Volcanoes

Dead Volcanoes

On Saturday Sam and I decided to get out one last time before the fury of finals week approaches. We went back to Point Dume, all the wiser on where to drive/park/walk this time.  We walked up around the point first, pausing to take some photos in a small cave. Leaping into the light. While at the cave we could hear the loud bellowing of sea lions, but couldn’t see them.  We assumed they were frolicking in the sea somewhere…

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Bergamot Station

Bergamot Station

On Saturday in the early afternoon I took a trip to Bergamot station to see the Monsters show at Copro.  For some reason, I thought that “chuck” painting would be much larger.  In reality it is only about two feet high. Still an impressive piece, though.  The eyes are more blue in person. Here are some other good pieces from the Monsters show (click on each to go to the artist’s web site, you won’t be dissapointed: Jeff Weekley still…

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posting via email

posting via email

I’ve been resisting posting my daily progress on new work simply because it would be too time consuming.  To post anything on this blog I have to reformat the photos to low-res (created an action in PS for this), then upload them to a free photo host (so as not to use up my paid space on my own server), then copy the embedding code from that free host to the WordPress post entry with the “upload/insert” applet.  Then, when…

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one day, but not soon

one day, but not soon

One day in the future, this will be indiscipherable from the “real” opinions about the events of the day.  When it boils down to it, this is exactly the actual factual reporting of what happened.  And no, I’m not sarcastic.  That is why it is “funny,” because it is completely true.  Well, except for the part about Obama actually depending on God to help him with decisions, that would be a more accurate description of a certain Texan that thought…

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