Writing: Personal Essays

The Quickening Image

The Quickening Image is the story of a radically new drawing technique: It incorporates both wet and dry materials, as well as both linear and painterly elements. It derives its power from juxtaposing and resolving many contradictory tendencies: drawing/painting; wet/dry; careful/spontaneous; planned/accidental.

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Life is a House

On aging houses, broken bodies, and the passage of time.

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The Great War and Me: A Study in Still Life and Memory

Tuesday Morn Oct 1, 1918 I haven’t taken off my clothes in about a month; haven’t removed or changed socks in a week; haven’t shaved in about a week; and can’t remove my shoes because they shrunk so.

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