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this painting is an homage to the work of the dutch painter marlene dumas who does a lot with underarticulated faces.

it’s from a snapshot of me and my brother on our visit to the seminole reservation. he was totally bored. I was so excited and earnest, I thought wearing my own native american costume with its plastic fringe would help me make friends with these children.

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this portrait is from a photo of t.e. lawrence. the photo captures his enigmatic nature and I hope my painting does, too.

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these are both from b&w photos.  the above has written at the bottom of the snapshot: “couple in a voodoo trance.” I’m thinking it is from the 1940s, maybe new orleans where voodoo trances are thick on the ground.

baththe woman in her bath is, I think, from england or france during ww2.


I spent june in amsterdam, writing, but also biking [fell 3 times; definitely getting better at falling] and watching the skies, which are higher there, the clouds always on the move over this land by the north sea. I love summer so much, can’t stand when it starts running out.