July 15, 2020

I Peel The Garlic

and think of skin

pale and open 

and wanting, like yours. 

Mine the color of cherries

languid and sea-varnished.

Its thin veneer heals

each night like Prometheus,

his eagle greets me again 

at dawn with a talon tear.

I peel the garlic

the static crackle

recalls y...

June 7, 2020

Some days however, I immerse in painting in order to avoid writing. And some days I write (mostly in random ways) when I want to avoid painting. This pinging back and forth feels like a game of creative dodge ball that signals my brain to regress into doubt.

May 24, 2020

I’m thinking a lot about cigarettes and how nice it would be to have one. As a long time smoker (and long-time quitter) living alone during this quarantine, I’m remembering how they used to be such good company, especially in the studio where cigarettes measured brush...

November 18, 2019

Artist Evelyne Pouget has always followed her heart and intuition when it comes to life decisions, with serendipity playing a recurring role. Originally from Paris, she lived in Italy, India (for a year at an ashram) and New York, before succumbing to the often referre...

November 10, 2019

We don’t often think of witchcraft or black magic in the same thought as art, but multi-disciplined artist, Kabriele (Kabö) Rosas counts these influences as part of many that inspire her work. In addition to connecting deeply with these ideas, travelling and exploring...

September 21, 2019

                                                                        Split, Croatia


August 4, 2019

In the town where I live in Mexico, most of the stores are about the size of a walk-in closet. La tiendita de la esquina (also known as the corner store) and la papelería (a “stationary” but oh-so-much-more store) are the heart and soul of a Mexican neighborhood. In my...

July 30, 2019

                                           Prepping the wall (Photo: Finn Pedersen)

Part three (!) and final post on my mandala mural process.  As with many projects...

July 27, 2019

                          A walk on a dusty road with friends. (photo: Evelyne Pouget)

I fell in love with Mexico on my first trip in 1989. I was on my honeymoon and travelled around by bus for a month wit...

March 4, 2019

As I wrote in my last post, this mandala mural design developed into a theme of Mexican folk art. I say "developed" because I really didn't plan it that way. I don't conciously work in any kind of theme, but it wasn't until I started gathering images that I was drawn t...

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