Saturday, April 23, 2011


To answer Carl's question the answer would have to be no.

Not because I put out don't come near me vibes, but because there is a certain air about me which can be translated as unapproachable. If you sit next to me on a bus and start a conversation with me, I will listen to what you have to say.
If I have to watch me on a bus, at first glance you'll see me with a book or magazine, maybe headphones too. What first strikes me is something about me ( and I haven't been able to figure out exactly what that is yet) that forces me to stand out. I've been stared at most of my life and it makes me uncomfortable because I don't know why.
I get that a lot.

And if I look back is only trying to figure out what you're looking at.
I know myself pretty well and its not something I purposely do to get noticed, quite the opposite. I enjoy the background in most everything I do in my every day life.
Hesitation to approach me follows.
Once the ice is broken  you will find a friendly warm person.
A while back I invited an old acquaintance back to my apartment in New York City and she was shocked to discover I had plants, liked colors, had a cat and kilims all over my furniture.
Do you actually live here?...
To this day that perplexing seemingly innocent question haunts me.

Amortality: Why It's No Longer Necessary to Act Your Age

Amortality: Why It's No Longer Necessary to Act Your Age

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Max Ernst

Max Ernst


I am making chicken soup with organic beets.

Worked on Octopus Mansion with oil pastels. Such is the case today,  my brushes are loose cannons with a mind of their own refusing to cooperate, so I used my fingers.

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The Director sort of reminds me of number 6 from the classic TV show
The Prisoner.

Follow the energy.


Monday, April 18, 2011


While most kids ask for puppies or kittens growing up, I wanted an octopus. For starters living
in a tiny Manhattan apartment, how was my mother ( if she ever gave any slight consideration of
obliging me) going to get a hold of an aquarium big enough to hold one when some grow up to
8 feet tall.
And are capable of escape from the tank.

Octopuses are great at problem solving, easily adaptable and very curious about their surroundings.They can even grow a limb if one is bitten off.

What I find fascinating about them is their ability to camouflage and change their entire appearance in less than a second. They can take on gradiations of color like spots, rings and mimic things such as gravel, seaweed and any other animal form. They are artists in that sense.

And solitary they are.

Also like artists they use color cognition and transformation as a means of communication and gathering information.

My rough sketches for " Octopus Mansions" is currently on the way.

So far the sketch looks like an aloe vera bush. I wonder if there is a correlation?.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Carl, a very good friend of mine I adore asked me not  long ago and I still haven't answered him,

" Would I sit next to myself on a bus?". Today I will try to sort out and answer that question.

You want provocative questions, ask Uncle Carl...
Captain Carl to me because he is the Captain of the Mother Ship.

I have more original work to post and the entire look of the blog will probably change over time into a personal art journal.

Its been a long journey to get here. I don't know who is listening or watching, or even cares..Glass House is an extension of me. Rather than  go on with intellectual psycho babble how I made it, how strong I am and all the back slapping for a job well done, just feel me. Go with it.

I will ponder Carl's question and get back to it. I'll have something to say about it when I come back from brunch. Can't process on an empty stomach.