Works-In-Progress . . . two paintings in oil
(left) Sunrise with Lobster Boat #1
#1 of 3 in a series
(below) Sunrise with Lobster Boat, #2
#2 of 3 in a series
and more new paintings . . .
Sunrise, Brown's Island, Marblehead
watercolor on graphite, 22.5" high x 38" wide
A Ramble in the Garden . . .
a photo journal of the garden's emergence from early spring up through today . . . new photos of flora, fauna and small creatures
******** . . . A Ramble in the Garden
new . . . digital collages and painted photosimages abstracted from digital photos of the garden and also "painted photos" -- found images manipulated and painted digitally . . .
|Clouds--Newbury Street, Boston
|photo by Mark J. Fisher
On Friday, July 25th, Mark & I checked out Newbury Street and the art galleries . . . including the Vose Gallery, founded in 1828 . . . what a fabulous day . . . the clouds were Maxfield Parrish clouds, just like the sky in the Maxfield Parrish painting at the Vose Gallery . . . I wore red so as to blend with the brick buildings . . .
also new . . . "Desolation Pops" Selection of Haikus
by Jack Kerouac in 1956 when he workd as a Fire Station Lookout on Desolation Peak in the Cascades recently published by Penguin Poets ick on
April into May Poems
There's a biker in my garden
It's Thursday, July 24th and Peddlar,mad-dog biker and beat poet and old running-mate, rode down from Portland, Maine to hang out . . . I will be creating a Peddlar poetry site in the upcoming weeks . . .so stay tuned . . . as Peddlar says: " rock-'n-roll "
(above) Maryclaire watches Peddlar secure Harley to trailer
I am adding new words to "Essays, Articles and Reviews" where painters, opera singers, rock musicians, poets and filmmakers talk about their art and the creative process. . . . click on
"We need works of imagination to confirm our faith in humanity, to find hope amid the rubble of a hopeless world . . . " An Essay on the healing power of the Imagination by the Iranian woman writer in exile, Azar Nafisi.
No More War!
(left) residents of Basra fleeing the city, March 31, 2003
War is not new; war is the old "power over" way of operating in the world, initiated by men who have accumulated enormous monetary wealth and vast corporate and military power-- men who possess great arrogance yet who who lack imagination.
There are two webpages on this site begun in February related to the War on Iraq. "Poems Against War" is a selection of eloquent, moving, passionate poems by Arab, Iraqui, European, Japanese, Vietnamese and American poets. click on:
Poems Against War
Also, I continue to write and edit a kind of War Diary and it is published here as the "NO MORE WAR" page with many photos of significant antiwar demonstrations --some Mark & I attended and worldwide. There are excellent articles regarding the devastating humanitarian, social, economic, and ecological consequences of this war. I include as much info as I can gather on casualties, Iraqui civilian casualties and those of coalition forces. click on:
atmospheric effects from
the Annular Eclipse
the Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
See Striking images of
the Annular Eclipse
Saturday, May 31, 2003
". . . fire and ice, the artist's soul . . ."
February brought to Marblehead first a blizzard, then a fire. On February 17-18, 25 inches of snow fell in 24 hours and within days, a raging four-alarm fire consumed the historic Rogers Building on School Street .
To view the aftermath, click on
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