Dianthidium pudicum . . illustration for a book, Bees of California, with Gretchen LeBuhn of the Great Sunflower Project ( . .  being published by UC Press as part of their series, California Natural History Guides.

#387 Cyclone – A new minimal geometric composition each day

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”

Anton Kammerl

Sweet dreams are made of this by Marco Rea

Chinese style altar

#402 Shoal x-ray – A new minimal geometric composition each day

Race cars roar around the track at the Iowa State Fair in 1938.Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic

Revealed #16, acrylic on paper, 44x30, Glovaski  2013