Articles by Talking Pictures

Letter about the shepherdesses of lyra

May 16, 2019

  Finally read your poem! “Stories that we tell about ourselves To the lyre of self-instrumentalization While knives are floating over the flensing deck Dissention of knives Then Ascension As mounting of the brightest star An i carved [...]

the shepherdesses of Lyra

May 16, 2019

  lyre & flensing deck lama or roskilde zealand or zealous land lama or roskelley mad knee or mc kee or mac the knife we’ll see “teltowkanal” 1961 someone took suit & briefcase to be afloat to swim-step to new ground [...]

Jasper Johns Talks to Me

April 16, 2019

Often in the last year upon awakening, but with my eyes still closed, I see myself sobbing. The death of a friend, white supremacists, climate change, I don’t even know. But more about that in a minute. I’m not getting critics who see painting [...]

Bad Kitty and the Magician, Concluded

April 9, 2019

Bad Kitty was in a fog and an avocado she was squeezing wiggled back— she almost dashed it away but thank goodness she looked down, fearing a mouse or a bat and there in her hand was a creature—a frog, an alarmed white frog. “Oh,” said Bad [...]

The Rescue Painting

April 1, 2019

Storage is a problem. The next day I got this email: To: Cathy Quinlan Subject: Re: leaves – Hey – I got busy there for a minute.  I can bring you these leaves probably tomorrow, and let’s see if a beer can happen too! The [...]

wet-witted machine

March 28, 2019

intelligent engine wet grinding machine, a grinder & paint… la Bayadère haha ( make me the welder i ain’t) theres’s always a lob-lobo trying to pick up spanish on the street … one hears two men talking  … “Bet [...]

Adam Simon and Object Constancy

March 28, 2019

After dropping my wife at the A train, it was too early for Harry’s* and I passed McDonalds, thinking about Simon’s show, the ultra-recognizability of the golden arches and stopping off for a sausage biscuit and how wrong that would be—my age! [...]