“Red Line”, Graphite, oil on Mylar, 24″ x 36″

“…But the American partiality to myths of redemption and damnation remains one of the most energizing, most seductive aspects of our national culture. What we have left of Whitman’s discredited dream of cultural revolution are paper ghosts and a sharp-eyed witty program of despair.

“On Photography” Susan Sontag

Death Has No Dominion

Oil on panel

“Six Plays by Henrik Ibsen”

With an Introduction and Notes by Martin Puchner

Ibsen is the playwright who dared more than any of his contemporary writers to do away with old proprieties, to invent new forms, to break with the past. At the same time, however, his plays are everywhere haunted by this past; even as they announce their desire to escape the past, it always returns – for example, in the form of the character’s childhood and formative experiences. Ibsen’s plays are psychological plays in that they proceed by analyzing characters, by taking them apart layer by layer until these characters’ actions are fully explained.