Finally, another baseball season has started, and we can put that horrific September permanently behind us. Let's go, Mets!
Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
The view of the alley across from my parents' house. I think we must have moved into that house when I was in about second or third grade. My mother still lives there.
Doorway (2006), oil on canvas, 26x36in.
I think a lot of the black and white work I do, with imagery from old movies, must have something to do with watching movies as a kid, sometimes late at night, maybe in the basement. I like the weird blue glow that comes off the screen when you watch an old black and white movie late at night. I remember seeing that blue glow in the windows of other houses at night. I liked monster movies and I loved Jimmy Cagney movies. If a Cagney movie were on late at night, my mother would let me go to bed early, then she'd wake me up in the middle of the night so I could watch it. A different world before dvd's and videocassettes. During PBS pledge drives, they often played the earliest Hitchcock films that my mother loves, and I remember staying up with her to see The Lady Vanishes, The 39 Steps, or the original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much. The image above comes from a movie nowhere near as distinguished as those.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Injuries are a part of the game. Yeah, we all know that. But it's getting a little ridiculous down in Port St. Lucie. I'm not worried yet. Who was counting on Alou to stay healthy anyway, and I think Beltran will be ready. But at this rate, Mr. Met himself will be on crutches soon.