Good art satisfies on several levels.  

In my body, I feel it – viscerally.

Then, over time, as I live with these objects, day to day, new ideas open up.

My aim is to make and live with visual poetry.

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Now and then, while taking walks out here, we run across a scattering of shards left by some stone-age tool maker, from who knows how long in the past 🗿 It’s usually next to a rock for sitting, always in the middle of nowhere... it looks like they were just wandering through, maybe on their way down to the river 🛶... when they’d pick up the right kind of stone, sit down and chip off parts for scrapers and arrowheads💥 No one cleaned up after them - the shards stayed where they lay, for centuries. That’s one of the things I like about this place - a certain timelessness 🏜 It’s easy now a days to imagine someone a hundred years from now, walking down this same path, puzzling over the trash we left behind. 📀📼📺 #ThrowbackThursday ...

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Detail of a woodcut that I really like - hand painted, so each one is unique. What’s amusing to me is that I made it in California, before I even thought of moving to the desert - The entire time I’ve lived here, I’ve made no art with cactus in it, instead, it’s been forests... always dreaming of the next place. #WoodcutWednesday ...

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I think it’s going to get darker before it gets lighter. ...

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Last year, we watched an Italian film “La Grande Bellezza” (“The Great Beauty”) - Just like favorite music albums, the first viewing was good, but we were unsure, while the second time around, was rich and moving. 🕯Last night, we kept the lights low as we moved about, cooking, reading... our sound track was from the movie, (found on YouTube). It was perfect👌 ...

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Got up before the sun to shop for supplies and found half the town already there! Kind of makes me nervous, buying groceries in a crowd... (many wearing masks and gloves). We’ll find out in a couple weeks if we caught any sickness while there... by then, we’ll have to go back for more food!😷 Fortunately, our home is packed with art - art to make, art to look at... art to listen to or read - #ArtHeals #ArtIsMedicine - So... Take your medicine - that’s what it’s there for. ...

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Like most people, we’re staying around home... listening to music and wondering what life will look like a year from now. #thetimestheyareachangin ...

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What ever happens, I’m ready for it!💥 In our small town, it’s pretty quiet, there’s still food on the shelves... funny how popular TP is though - that’s all gone. #TwistedTuesday ...

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Every snowflake unique, every train wreck a surprise. We roam a world of change.
#BuckleUp
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Just back from a walk in the desert - it’s spring here and the Lily’s are out. More rain is expected. #calmbeforethestorm ...

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We fell asleep, then woke to the soothing sound of rain... two more wet days are on the way - it’s sublime. 🌧💦#NothingBetter ( @barbaraschuppe in Lake Mohave) ...

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Looks like a good evening ahead - rainy and blue outside, candle light and music within. ...

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We may be moving to the high mountains, but I always dream of long swims in the deep blue sea - #BlueMonday #MermaidMonday ...

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What a beautiful weekend... for catching up on my bookkeeping. (Detail from the painting: "Jail House") #WorkHardPlayHard ...

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Late in the night, Barb whispered something funny in my ear. And I recognized the moment from a poem about the secret life of couples... fleeting moments of immeasurable value, making up life’s richness. #LifeIsPoetry ...

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Good life, (reflected in our Rocket Espresso maker) - trying out my birthday present/three-shot portafilter, with Barb... mmm! #EspressoArt @rocketespresso_usa ...

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We woke to a cold North wind... and a mysterious, sad surprise. In our front yard, lay this beautiful rabbit, no longer alive. Hit by a car on our lonely dirt road?... maybe. #mystery ...

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#ArtistLife #MarriedToTheMuse #LoveWhatYouLove #LoveOfMyLife #ArtSaves ...

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Now that I think about it, coyotes have always played a part in our lives, from an early age - lost cats, other worldly yelping in the night, a shadow caught in the corner of your eye, they’ve always been there. ...

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One of the great things about packing the studio for our move, is finding all those forgotten treasures... like this mummified baby opossum head in a jar - cool. #NeverKnowWhenThatWillComeInHandy ...

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Our favorite cat “Sampson” - captured by coyotes. #ManxCat #MeowMonday
#MondayBlues #manxcatsrock
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An especially nice petroglyph 15 minutes from here🐐 As a grade-school kid, wandering around this desert, I remember making drawings like this, on rocks - (smaller rocks, that you could pick up) - we’d leave them out there for someone to find🗿...I’ve always wondered where they ended up. #FlashbackFriday ...

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We watch fiction movies together on Saturday night, non-fiction on Wednesday nights. Last Wednesday’s was “Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary” - (good if you’re a fan - like us!)🚀🛸Sometimes Non-fiction night is harder to believe than fiction night! 😲🤭🤫Did you know Van Gogh didn’t shoot himself - (perhaps)? Or that there’s no known evidence “the Russians hacked the DNC” -(and strong evidence that they didn’t)? Did you know PTSD often responds well to psychedelics? Welcome to #WeirdWednesday #WTFWednesday #whodathunk ...

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This Sell-your-home-&-move-2-another-State thing is more fun when it’s just talk.
Packing isn’t so hard... but selling a place you love, before you know where your next home will be is a real challenge. #MovingMonday
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My neighbor who had a recording studio in his bedroom, invited me to sit in as the band “Spoken” recorded their album.
With reckless spontaneity, they reinvented lyrics right on the spot, as they recorded - wild! I like the way they used my triptych for the CD cover - you choose your favorite of the three images to feature, while the others fold behind - very cool. #Backintheday @spokenofficial @chrislizotte
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I don’t usually take commissions ... unless they look like fun - and this was fun. Leather guitar straps with Sun, moon and stars - Love the rich colors. #ArtUpClose #MusicLife #ArtistLife ...

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A lot of memories packed into this detail from the painting “Swan Song” - tree forts as a kid, climbing trees with my own kids... but especially - hiking alone in the woods, senses heightened... lost... and found. #WayBackWednesday #AWalkInTheWoods ...

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I asked Barb to marry me this day, 13 years ago. #GoodCall #Epic ...

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#ThursdayThighDay already - wow, this week is really Flyin’! ...

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Drawing in the museum at the “The Last Tuesday Society” bar, in London. #TakeMeBackTuesday ...

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We are many transparent layers of experience - scars, pleasures, family history, words spoken, books read. #SelfieSunday #Travels ...

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Sometimes when we open the big roll-up doors to bring in the warm morning sun, birds fly into our home - so I climb ladders to catch them. Though very afraid, they calm right down once in hand. This one had a fierce look but was so tiny and frail under all those feathers - an almost lighter than air, flying machine. #FeatherFriday ...

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I’m guessing the 20’s will bring more change than we can imagine. #BuckleUp #GladToBeAlive #TransformationTuesday ...

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