Bold, Beautiful – and Happy

Bold, Beautiful – and Happy

Jesse Tobin McCauley in her studio in the Lichtenstein Center in Pittsfield. Photo by Noel Henebury For Jesse Tobin McCauley her current show at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield is a sentimental journey. Just six years ago she had showed with Group W at an exibit at the Lichtenstein. Although he lived near Pheonix, her father, FX Tobin, whose work was wild and woolley and often X-rated, was the spiritual leader of this “industrial strength” art tribe. The other members were her uncles,Jay and Bill Tobin, along with Mike Melle and...
Portraits of Flowers

Portraits of Flowers

This post came to me when I was carrying the garbage can in from the street this morning. Cutting through Babbie’s biggest garden, I saw how the early¬† sun was catching a cluster of purple flower flowers. (I’m sorry but I’m as bad at remembering flowers’ names as peoples’.) I went in for the camera. The beauty below – I think it might be a flock – is the one that spurredd this post. Oh, while I’m guessing at names, I think the one above is a day lilly.   Above, we have white flowers and below multicolored....