Saturday, July 2, 2011

Tulum, Mexico

Tulum Ruins Before the Storm

My third trip to Tulum, Mexico.
I could spend a month just painting at the Mayan ruins.
The light is so beautiful, the sea so blue,
all I wanted to do was just sit and observe, taking it all in.
I had to read again, Hawthorne on Painting, in order to attempt a study of this place.

La Vita e Bella- Boca Paila, Tulum, Mexico

From Diamante K

From Diamante K II

Diamante K Sea

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Potassium Iodide

Potassium Iodide
Following the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster in April, 1986, a saturated solution of potassium iodide was administered to 10.5 million children and 7 million adults in Poland as a prophylactic measure against accumulation of radioactive iodine-131 in the thyroid gland. People in the areas immediately surrounding Chernobyl itself, however, were not given the supplement.

It was reported on March 16, 2011, that potassium iodide tablets were given  to U.S. Naval air crew members flying within 70 nautical miles of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear plant damaged in the massive Japanese earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11, 2011.

This bottle has been in his refrigerator in New York since days following 9/11.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Leaves of Hypnos

These dark days of gloom, that breeds despair.
I bought nine antique, handmade, scissors from a man in India.
Forged violence.
To paint.
A quiet manufacturer of things cut in half.

"Hypnos seized the winter and dressed it
In granite. The winter turned into sleep
And Hypnos became fire. What followed
Belongs to men."

Rene Char