Monday, March 5, 2012

Beware the Ides of March

As the Ides of March approaches and it is raining here in the PNW while I am busily preparing for some exciting shows in the next couple of months.... but my mind wanders... I often think of this blog as a book of days... the ideation and progress of the work in the studio and the time spent there... 

The word Ides in latin refers to "half division" especially in relation to a month. In the Roman calendar it indicates the approximate day that is the middle of the month... But it also is best known for the day in which Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times in the Roman Senate by a group of  60 conspirators... led by Brutus and Longinus... Their hope was to restore the constitutional government of the Republic.

I have been thinking of that sunny warm day I stood before Julius Caesar grave and placed a flower... 

Capitoline Wolf 
Romulus and Remus 

Standing before Ancient Rome.

The Poppies that grew around his gravesite.

Julius Caesar's grave

Missing Rome and hoping for our own Republic.
If you haven't seen the movie "INSIDE JOB," you might.                                                      

Roger Ebert described the film as "an angry, well-argued documentary about how the American financial industry set out deliberately to defraud the ordinary American investor."

Also, be sure to check out the Vatican sharing amazing documents: