Saturday, May 19, 2018

Succulent Palm

I was happy to be part of a recent group exhibit at The Edgewood Gallery in Dewitt, NY (outside of Syracuse, NY). Here are a couple of the pieces I had in the show. The one with the hand (entitled "Succulent Palm") was a very popular piece, but was the only one not for sale, as I had given it to my good friend Linnea for Christmas. A local neurologist offered to buy it (twice) because she liked it so much. A month later the piece was part of an exhibit at Sculpture Space (in Utica, NY) and, again, someone wanted to purchase it (but was not interested in the other pieces I had one exhibit). For some reason, the piece really speaks to some folks. Anyway, last week, my friend Linnea presented me with a gift which I love! She got on-line and found a place that would customize socks with submitted images; so she sent them an image of the collage. Very cool!

Thursday, May 17, 2018


I have been busy organizing and coating and cleaning and cutting. I am heading to Iceland for a week; but plan to be very productive upon my return. This is a piece I put together this week, entitled "Help".

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MAY 2018

The reports of my demise are greatly exaggerated... isn't that how the line goes. WOW... it's been WAY too long for me not to have posted on this site. My sincerest apologies to anyone who was following this site. It was one hell of a year in academia. I got lots of things accomplished; but it was way to stressful and there were lots of negative events. I am hoping to devote a good part of the summer of 2018 to artwork creation and to getting back to posting on this blog site. I just finished my piece for the upcoming annual postcard show of the National Collage Society (it needs to be in Ohio by Friday!). It's a "classic" Specht style with some nice elements that I have had around the studio for some time. I was under a bit of a time crunch, so I went with something comfortable for me. It harkens back to some previous pieces from "The Invasion" series. All pieces for this exhibit are limited to 4" x 6" (which I like, btw). This piece is entitled "Day 3 of the Invasion: Dr. Molly Cuelle Stops By".

Sunday, December 31, 2017


I would like to wish everyone who reads this a very productive, creative, peaceful and happy new year!

First thing in 2018, I will actually follow-up on my teaser about the possibility of a one-element collage. As another foreshadowing ingredient, I will let you know that the artwork of Richard Prince will be part of the discussion.

unfinished business...

What about this collage?
Is it a collage or is it not a collage?

Last of 2017

Here's my last piece for the year 2017! Despite the political nonsense that our country is going through and the hatred that seems to more pervasive than ever, I had a splendid 2017. I got my golf game back on track (which was one of my non spoken New Year's resolutions). I was also able to see lots of great live music; including Steve Kimock (and Leslie Mendelson) twice; acoustic Hot Tuna (which was awesome) and John McLaughlin (which was a bucket list item). I also have been getting back to playing more music and bought two beautiful guitars (both Paul Reed Smiths). I also saw a great exhibit of one of my favorite artists (twice!). The Ray Johnson exhibit at the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City was phenomenal! What was perhaps the highlight of the year was to see the total eclipse of the sun. That was one of the best experiences of my life! Really mind-blowing!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas greetings 2017!

I haven't forgotten about my last "teaser" post. I will be getting back to the notion of the legitimacy of a single element collage. But it is Christmas Eve day, so I thought I would show you one of the presents that my wife will get shortly. The box is collaged and the paper is folded so it "unwraps" (if done carefully) into something resembling a hibiscus flower. Oh yeah, and there's a silver bracelet in there too ;-)