Category Archives: Art

I don’t have OCD. Really

“I’m not in the least obsessive, it just has to be right”.   Sura I was watching the film “Panic” and the young woman has the middle aged man she met in the shrink’s waiting room stalking her. They’re in … Continue reading

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Quality vs. Quantity: Time to Cull the Herd

From the print comes screaming. Rip. Rip again. Once more, a ripping. Eugenics in art. All those works in progress, good ideas poorly executed, trite ideas beautifully made. Someone else did it better. I’ve done it better. Intriguing failures, halfway … Continue reading

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What happens when you’re done?

 There are severals levels to “being done”. There’s done as in “tired” as in “I can’t stand up, It’s nappy time” done. There’s “out of ideas” done, as in I haven’t anything to offer up. I’ll put it away until … Continue reading

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Requiem in Pace, Kodak

A case study in how to kill a great company It took a long time to completely bugger the company, but 2o years ago, a lot of us knew what was in store. If not for Kodak, I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Sometimes the Magic Works, and Sometimes it Doesn’t

December 1-12, 2011 London, Brussels, Charleroi, Mons, Amsterdam, Brussels, Charleroi, Mons, Brussels, London Aboard the Eurostar to London And so we bid a fond adieu and afscheid to Belgium. It’s a grey country; not just the grey of December, but a special … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Print

    This is where it began; it’s not much. There’s something in there. But hiding. The background is two sheets of cold rolled steel, blued and oiled. Blueing involves cleaning the oil off the steel with phosphoric acid, applying … Continue reading

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Why The Palladio Company Went Away: The True History of its Demise

Some of you may remember The Palladio Company, which made machine coated platinum-palladium photographic paper. That was my baby. And in it’s youth I gave it up for adoption, wishing it well in all it’s future endeavors. The idea of … Continue reading

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