May 2016

Concentration Is a Gem I

May 17, 2016

A pearl beyond price, and… mostly beyond reach too. The Chinese word yu means both “jade” and “precious stone.”  In ancient China, only the first wife could wear jade.  The second had to content herself with diamonds.  I wonder if [...]

Jennifer Bartlett and Me

May 10, 2016

  Now on top of everything else, Jennifer Bartlett is painting my paintings for me. As I learned courtesy of Raggedy Ann’s Foot (*) a couple weeks ago—do you see? And it pained me. Fearing to be supernumerary, I visited the show and I [...]