Wednesday, August 31, 2016


(the marvel after oxidation)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016



Monday, August 29, 2016


"Curved Lever"
(over a coin slot)
or not

Saturday, August 27, 2016


"How Many Lightbulbs"
(does it take to change a surrealist?)

Friday, August 26, 2016


"Is This Your Moon"
(well... is it)
pardon the interruption

Thursday, August 25, 2016


"Not Wheel Not Potato"
(exactly what it is)
all day long

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


"This is Not a Wheel Too"
(and it's not a potato)
it's not

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


"This is Not a Wheel"
(no it is not)
never will be

Monday, August 22, 2016


"Don't Take This Path"


In January of 2013 I made a decision to post each and every piece of art work that I finished on this blog site. There have been some very embarrassing posts. There was a very large series with many pieces finished and many to go that was just abandoned. Attempts to do things that I will never know what made me think they were a good idea. Even attempted to do things that I will never understand what made me think I was capable of accomplishing them. (There is a lot to be said for talent and motor skills.) Vision alone won't always get you through. 

I have done a lot of bad work. A person may have to do a lot of bad work to get to the good work.

This is the my most embarrassing post to date. There was a nice thought. (Remembering a scene just off the industrial part of Spring Grove Avenue that looks like you are about to take a walk in the country.) Then this rather fun beginning. Followed by a downhill slide into crass amateurism that there is no excuse for. 

I do apologize for following my self imposed directive of posting each and every thing I finish. You don't deserve to be treated this way. Hopefully I learned my lesson. Hopefully it won't happen again for a long time.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


"Compound Surveillance"
(someone built here)
they built with that
possibly not cultivated

Friday, August 19, 2016


"Will Not Build With This"
(taking it from the streets)

Thursday, August 18, 2016


"Will Not Build Here"
(will not cultivate)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


(it rhymes with Peri)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


"Rust Drawing"
(drawing with rust?)

this communication from Ersatz Lascaux

better to burn out
my my, hey hey

Monday, August 15, 2016


"Allen Said"
(these are not treacheries)

Sunday, August 14, 2016


Save This Date
October the 8th 2016

Transformations: From Trees to Art

Lowery J. Clark
the Arts of Africa
and Ballard Borich
a Collaboration

Joseph Clark Gallery
4038 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati OH 45223

Saturday, August 13, 2016


"Small One"
(not giving up on ink)
maybe ink won't give up on me

Friday, August 12, 2016


"Five Fives"
(closing this eight page experiment)
some almost highs some lower lows
pen and ink works are on the way

Thursday, August 11, 2016


"Torn at the Shoulder"
(that night that you planned to go clear)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


"After Math"
(isn't everything)
control is overrated

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


"Wheels of Rust"
(whoever said control is overrated)
thank you

Monday, August 8, 2016


"Broken Brake Discussion"
(new ink didn't make me a genius)
guess I'll just have to keep practicing
and practicing

Sunday, August 7, 2016

1352 Sorry

Got some ink!
Sorry you couldn't go with me.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


"Untitled 3rd 3"
(still thinking in threes)
still looking for control of eye - hand - pen

Friday, August 5, 2016


"Untitled nests"
(sacrificing paper and ink too)
I'm blaming Sheri

Stop thinking in the extremes.
Leave the past in the past.
Think of not knowing as just a place I get to on the way to knowing.
List what I currently think needs to be done. 
Establish what is important.
Focus on one concept and one task at a time.
Perseverance will further my cause.
There is no need to look for approval or recognition.
Asking more of myself is not challenging anyone other than me.
Be open to the suggestions of others as I proceed.
Be grateful for and make the best of what I have and whatever comes my way.
Be happy.

Thursday, August 4, 2016


(who knew Triad would be sacrificed)
 when I told Sheri on Tuesday 
"I'm going to do some pen and ink work"
my first in over 30 years

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


(2016  BORICH)
you knew I wasn't finished
didn't you

three dimensional objects
each panel is 14" tall X 11" wide X 1" thick (plus bolts and wires)

the one on the left from the top

the one in the middle from the side

the one on the right from the bottom

the idea fixed
Hope that answers the question.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


"RFWs for Ballard"
(there are 3 #1326/1346/1347)
please pardon the photography
the idea fixed

Monday, August 1, 2016


"RFWs for Rothko
(used the last time)
please pardon the photography
the idea fixed