I thought I'd share with you, my readers, a couple of nice things that have happened for me recently. The Arts Council of my adopted state of Vermont has chosen to honor me with an award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Arts"; (click on the image to enlarge it for easier reading). I feel pretty humble and undeserving, and also very touched. My friend, the poet and playwright David Budbill, will introduce me at the meeting; in the brief remarks I assume I'll have to make I will thank the dairy farmers of Vermont for being so welcoming to me over the years, allowing me to traipse around their farms, painting and taking photos. What would I paint without all that terrific agricultural equipment in my neighborhood?
Last week, the online art magazine Hyperallergic published an interview with me by the artist Rob Colvin (thanks, Rob!) which you can read here. Long time readers of this blog might not find too much new there, but it is a summing up of my thinking, where I try to connect all my various projects. I hope you like it.