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Is there no help?

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

With due respect to Francisco de Goya y Lucientes ~ John Andrew Dixon

 

Twelve-Twenty-One-Twelve

Friday, December 21st, 2012

“I want to be in Kentucky when the end of the world comes, because it’s always 20 years behind.”
— Mark Twain

I’m sitting here in the Bluegrass State, wondering how everyone else is faring today. My hunch is that the Mayans stopped working on their stone calendar because they were a bit preoccupied with the Spanish conquistadores. Or, as somebody more witty than me speculated the other day, the artisan responsible probably put it aside and remarked to a friend, “If I never finish this thing, it’s not the end of the world.”
 
Twelve-Twenty-One-Twelve by J A Dixon

Twelve-Twenty-One-Twelve
collage miniature by J A Dixon
6.5 x 8 inches, available for purchase

Friday Morning

Monday, December 17th, 2012

“There is evil in the world. It’s beyond mental illness, beyond gun control. It is evil.”
— John R Coyne, Jr

“Man is made of such crooked stuff that it is impossible to set him straight, said a famous philosopher. God help us.”
— Ben Stein

When something like this occurs, there are those who respond with heartfelt, eloquent words. A few others will make political hay.

Some of us can only make art.
 

Friday Morning by J A Dixon

Friday Morning
collage miniature by J A Dixon
5 x 7.5 inches, available for purchase

Mao, Mom, and Cherry Pie

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

“Get the facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
— Mark Twain

I live and work in a 90-year-old bungalow in downtown Danville, Kentucky. Tomorrow night, a couple blocks from my studio, Centre College will host the 2012 Vice Presidential debate between Joseph Biden and Paul Ryan. A few of us will walk over to campus, set up chairs, and view the contest on a big screen. After the event, there will be a free outdoor concert by the Marshall Tucker Band.

So, there you have it: the most political entry you will ever see at this site. God bless America.
 

Mao, Mom, and Cherry Pie by J A Dixon

Mao, Mom, and Cherry Pie
collage miniature by J A Dixon
4.5 x 4.5 inches
 
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