Aaron Leeman

29 10 2011

Out of focus. Too vague. Abstract. Smabstract. All the conventional wisdom of art. Aaron Leeman flies in the face of these criticisms. To create pieces of art that are… interesting. In Kant there is the noumena and the phenomena. We experience the phenomena. The noumena is the real thing, the source of phenomena. Leeman focuses on the phenomena. He is interested in the information in the wire. The sound over the music. That middle world.

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Kitty Litter in the Sky

29 10 2011

The Fred and Me stories started off as a conversation between a philosophy student and a compost. The compost was a god. And the questions would have been philosophic in nature. Than a friend of mine had disaster hit him. His wife was having an affair with the kid who took her groceries out to her car. (That became part of the story.) Now the philosophy student had bigger problems than what is the meaning of life? His wife wanted a divorce. And then Fred stepped in. Fred was their cat. He could talk. Not just suddenly. Always could. But when the philosophy student stopped taking his medication for bi-polarism, the cat, Fred, decided he had to get something off his chest. And so started the series (4 inall) of short novels called Fred and Me.

I called the stories ‘animation fiction’. Like Magic Realism. Everything was alive. And anything was possible.  The stories fit into the category of ‘madcap adventures’. They are free. And worth every penny. You can download them at

Fred and Me Episode 1





Sam Spratt

29 10 2011

This guy’s portraits are very impressive. In the corroded skin and violent gashes these faces ring out with power. Their exaggeration makes them fun to look at. I’m not sure that Spratt has any particular insight into the persons he’s painting but there is something about these iconic figures (movie stars) that is intriguing.

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