It seems that Andy is everywhere, even at an IB academic conference. My students know that I am not inspired by pop art. I was lucky to have gone to Yale when there was an old guard abstract expressionist teacher, Lester Johnson, who contended that Warhol ruined everything. I whole heartedly agree. Warhol blurred the distinction between commercial and fine art, low and high culture, beauty and ugliness. His paintings are poor quality silkscreen prints on canvas. In his own words, he admited the con artist nature of his work, "Art is what you can get away with."
This blog traces my influences, studio practice, learning, and teaching of art.