Journal: Black Lives Matter, 2019 – 2020

My days of street protesting are over, but I was deeply moved by the ground swell of protests across the country and in support of the basic premise: that Black Lives Matter just as much as anyone else’s and as long as they do not, no one’s life matters. So, a painting. I used Bruegel’s… Continue reading Journal: Black Lives Matter, 2019 – 2020

Black Lives Matter: Entering an Era of Rebellion

This series was inspired by the spontaneous protests all across the country, which included people from all ages and cultures in support of the African-Americans in this country: their painful past and difficult present. It began as one painting and grew into a series. (See the Journal 2019 – 2020 for more details.) Two-panel oil… Continue reading Black Lives Matter: Entering an Era of Rebellion


Monoprint, 2022. 13 x 16 inches. Photo inspiration: Chicago History Museum and Kristin Little.

Alicia Garza, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, juxtaposed with Ida B. Wells, a journalist who documented lynching in the U.S. and was active in the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.

Faces of Fear, a.k.a. Intolerance

Pastel over oil wash on paper, 2021. 47 x 57 inches. Photographers who contributed to the research: Brittany Murray, Andrew Shurtleff, Seth Herald, Mark Peterson, Jeff Kowalsky.

This is the first panel of a three-panel image called Faces. I am appalled by the negative, militia-fueled reaction to the BLM movement. It strikes me as a medieval response; in fact, I saw faces that could have come directly from paintings by Bruegel and Bosch. In order to organize the faces, I used a… Continue reading Faces of Fear, a.k.a. Intolerance

The Art of Infrastructure

As you enter the gallery from the street.

SoLA Contemporary Gallery in Los Angeles, 2021 From the invitation: “The Art of Infrastructure exhibited the work of six artists, over three years of on-site art making, documenting the construction of a marvel of modern bridge technology in the Long Beach Port of Los Angeles, the new Gerald Desmond Bridge.”