The Necessity of Art

April 7th, 2015
The Necessity of Art

A work of art is good if it has sprung from necessity.  –Rainer Maria Rilke This fragment of thought from Rilke stopped me cold. I had to evaluate. Does my art come from necessity? Yes. A simple yes. I need to connect with the details of nature. The light, the shadows, the nuances and colors. […]

Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

March 20th, 2015
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

“The desert, when the sun comes up… I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.” ― Tom Hanks I empathize completely with Tom Hanks. I first learned about western deserts from Chuck Jones. Many of us are familiar with the classic desert scenes of Wile E. Coyote hot on the feathered tail of […]