Edward Said once said of Auerbach that “even in english translation, the hallmark of Auerbach’s style is an unruffled at times even lofty and supreme calm tone conveying a combination of quiet erudition allied with an over-ridingly patient and loving confidence in his mission as a scholar…”


This beautifully expressed idea of a writing style that is thoughtful, slowly unraveled, and graceful is meaningful particularly in this age of quick answers and emails.

For my part, my projects begin by hand, staggered patterns of words -through this method I achieve a space that exists between image, musical sound & structure. Currently I continue to develop the first book on the late American artist Edward E. Boccia, and contribute to various peer reviewed projects.

I also lend my support and writing to various collaborations with emerging artists. I am currently working on a project on depictions of madness in the work of Kokoschka as well as imagery of medicine and women in American art in the early 20th century, an outgrowth of my interest in the legacy of Charcot and the connections to Kokoschka. Current projects as of Summer 2016 include contributions to edited academic collections on Madness and Paranoia in the work of Kokoschka, the depiction of Madness in Popular Culture Forms such as Film Noir, Players in Cold War Politics and Art, and Contemporary Art Projects in development.


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Gustav Klimt Avenue in the Park of Schloss Kammer  1912, Austrian Gallery Belvedere


Select Writing About Modern Art, Late 19th c-mid 20th c



art, contemporary art, photography

Lowered by Lara Zankoul, Photographer, Lebanon

Select Writing About Contemporary Art, Mid 20th c – present





Aaron Westerberg Painting Admiration Detail


Admiration is a painting by the contemporary American Artist Aaron Westerberg