I’ve got an op-ed (written with my father) out in my hometown newspaper The Santa Fe New Mexican today on the necessity of preserving a mural that has a deeply primal hold on my subconscious. Something about it has always felt Jungian, the figures and forms looming large over flashes of my sun-baked southwestern childhood.Continue reading “On preserving Gilberto Guzman’s “Multi-Cultural” mural in Santa Fe, New Mexico”
“Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.”—Victor Hugo Last week I climbed higher than the Sears Tower in a near-fugue state, brought on by a Netflix series. “The Circle” is a surreal distillation of our zeitgeist, oneContinue reading “The Circle Come Round At Last”
This next story just breaks my heart. Seventy years of veneration, smashed up in an instant by vandals in Baker, Oregon.
While researching the remarkable life of Seid Back for the Oregon Encyclopedia I came across some fascinating examples of historical ephemera related to the Chinese-American experience in Oregon. I’ve reproduced some below, with associated explanation: