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Salvageable Sections (a resting place returns home)

In 2013 I painted The Resting Place, a project with Molly Rose Freeman for the Atlanta Beltline. The outdoor room we built was temporary and lived several lives after the BeltLine installation. Recently it was returned to me, but in … Continue reading

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Pot Tops (used to cook beans)

Recently I painted some tops of pots — or maybe Pot Tops. They used to help cook bowls of beans but now I think they must cook up Sunshine Stew. They came over and I stayed out in the garage. … Continue reading

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Georgia On My Mind (painted states)

I recently painted a set of Georgia states. I made about 50 of them and I don’t think I will be making anymore like these. They were all unique. All of them were different than each other. I painted them … Continue reading

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Ribbon Of Color (flows over the hills)

(1) A ribbon of color Your color Everyone is assigned one Through your life you are attracted to your color and it stands true High on the mountain Your ribbon in the sky The tail of a comet A flowing … Continue reading

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Sam Sloth (my grandpa had one too)

A long time ago, my grandpa had a coconut like this in his basement on the wall and it had string in the mouth and you could pull the string and snip it off when you needed a little. His … Continue reading

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An Afternoon With Kyle BlackCatTips Brooks (a friendly little visit)

Last fall, or autumn as some like to say, a few nice folks came to see me. They were attending a class at the Art Institute of Atlanta — film students with some fancy cameras and a mind full of … Continue reading

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Antennas To The Sky (painted poles)

I am building something. I am painting stripes. I decided to take a step forward before I was ready. I hope the antenna will bring me down signals that are right. I hope it will bring me the message. I … Continue reading

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New Year New Art (painted thoughts)

What color is your breathe? What color is your blood? What color are your leaves? What color is the mud? Things grow in their own way. Paintings develop on their own. Usually they grow in a manner that suites them … Continue reading

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Boiled Peanuts (a trip to dillard)

I recently rode up to Hambidge for their Fall Festival. It was a sunny warm Saturday in October — a very peaceful afternoon of mellow music and mountain air. I ate some good food and learned about Raku firing of … Continue reading

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Happy Stones (take a friend home)

A while back up in the foothills of the BlueRidge I drew on a couple smooth rocks. Earlier in my life I had painted a big round rock that used to sit on my grandpa’s driveway. Now it rests in my … Continue reading

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