• Painting Walt Whitman

    I had pinned this credo (below) of Walt Whitman to my studio wall many years ago because it represented to me the essential democratic impulse, something I liked to keep in mind while painting.Overwhelmed by anger at the attitude and manner that our government adopted after 9/11, I wanted to honor Whitman's words by painting his portrait. It was an effort to invoke his ghost in order to define to myself what was honest, humane and necessary for the survival of us all.
  • First Blog Entry from the First Website, November, 2004

    I heard Michael Parenti talking on Alternative Radio this morning on my communtiy station here in Maine ( WERU in Blue Hill).