Monday, May 29, 2006


The blue girl is knitting leftist bumper stickers while listening to one of her favorite bands, Cake.

Right before the November 2004 election, I noticed what appeared to be a funeral pyre for the Bush administration set up on a main road in my little town.
The effect was somewhat ambiguous, so I emailed the picture to the Freeway Blogger, asking his opinion as to whether he agreed that it was most likely a statement against Bush. Perhaps the people who made it intended to set it on fire after the results of the elections were announced.
Here was his reply:

"Very Interesting. I'm inclined to agree with you if only because only an artist would think to do such a thing, and although we don't have the military industrial complex on our side, we do have the artists..."

It's true that most of the great songwriters, artists, actors, writers have been and continue to be progressives who care about the human race and abhor war and all its horrid consequences.

Acrylic and ink on an 8 x 8 inch board.

Monday, May 22, 2006


I was sorry to have missed the past two weeks of IF.
We went to Florence then drove to Lerici .
The most beautiful place we visited was the Cinque Terre
The drive to the first town was a bit harrowing but the landscape was dazzling.

This zebra was to be the subject of my Fat entry, but I didn't have time to finish it before we left. He started out as a fat zebra standing in front of a liposuction clinic. Well, since I had already started this picture, I thought I could adapt it to this week's topic. I guess the zebra is sorry that he didn't get to star in the Fat painting as well as being devastated that he couldn't appear as a winged zebra angel for the following week.

Acrylic on board.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Under the Sea

Also known as the Hawaiian Triggerfish (much easier to say), the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a is the unofficial state fish of Hawaii. There are various translations of the word humuhumunukunukuapua'a including "fish with a snout like a pig." Another rumored reason for the name is that when it is caught and brought out of the water, it snorts like a pig. One of its defensive characteristics is its ability to puff up somewhat, wedging itself between rocks or in coral. When it is brought to the surface, this air is released, making the snorting noise. The word "pua'a" in Hawaiian means "pig." According to this version, the name, humuhumunukunukuapua'a literally means "fish who comes out of the water and sounds like a pig."

Humuhumunukunukuapua'a info found here.

Acrylic paint on a 6x8 inch board

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