Category Art

Godless Utopia

A new book titled Godless Utopia describes Soviet anti-religious propaganda, some of which The Guardian shares. The theme of religious belief being an obstacle to progress is a common one. Below, a boy entranced by the vision of the future struggles to get away from his grandmother as she drags him to a shadowy church. […]

This must be some kind of metaphor

When Richard Meier built the "Millennium Church" in Rome it was hailed as a perfect church, brilliant white and geometric, the architectural press ate it up and heaped praise on it. Today it's a drab, waterstained mess that is a blight on an already unattractive suburb.1/ — Erik Bootsma (@ErikBootsma) October 15, 2019 I […]

So I Used to Draw, Part 3: Swords and Sorcery!

I am reviewing an old sketchbook of mine that I found at my mom’s house. It dates from before my senior year of high school through my freshman year of college. At that time had been thinking about writing a sword-and-sorcery fantasy novel. I enjoyed fantasy novels from about 5th to 9th grades. By the […]

So, I Used to Draw, Part 2: Greco-Roman edition

Still going through an old sketchbook of mine which I found at my mother’s house, dating roughly my from senior year of high school through my freshman year of college. I seemed to have had a taste for Greco-Roman art. Apparently I disliked this Athena, given the red lines cutting off her head. Notice the […]

So I used to draw…

Visiting my mother this weekend I found an old sketchbook of mine in the back of a closet. Most of the pieces are from summer of ’96 to some time in ’98, corresponding to my senior year of high school and freshman year of college. The drawings are not bad. Much better than I could […]

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I need literary advice

A commenter reminded me of a short story I posted here in 2014 and which was first written in 2010 or so. I remember posting it with some embarrassment since I felt that it was a) sentimental and b) somewhat sprawling. It is basically a nostalgia piece based on my own recollections of Irish funerals […]