2020年5月13日水曜日

Beatlings!

Beatles' Animal Songs (after 'Revolver')


Revolver vs. Pepper: Which album is better?

A Day in the Life in Beatlesville

I love the Beatles! Not only has their music entertained and uplifted me, but the unique persona of the band and its legacy has inspired me as a visual artist. In these three illustrations, dozens of songs are referenced; how many can you spot? Counting repeated references (the Yellow Submarine appears in all three) I count more than 40. Have fun exploring!

Trick Art

What do you see in these drawings? There could be 'more than meets the eyes'....

2020年4月7日火曜日

'Lockdown Series'

We are in a new era that seemed to jump out at us out of nowhere. Millions of people are in lockdown and everyone is dealing with the anxiety of not knowing what the near future will bring.

In response, many artists and performers are coming up with ways to connect to people during this challenging time. My  idea is to ask people that I connect with through social media to toss out random, zany ideas that I then incorporate as elements of drawings. Thus, each of the seven shown below (and I continue to keep this series going for a while) is a collaborative effort, combining at least five, and in one case six, ideas each of which was contributed individually. None of the ideas themselves came from me; I decided how to use them and in some cases, interpret them.

I think they have a kind of 'Stone Soup' (I have always loved that children's story) energy of having been created through group inspiration.

They're fun and crazy! Enjoy!














2020年3月23日月曜日

Corona Virus Poems





One Wish


If the Genie says
'you are not allowed to wish it away
that wish I cannot grant'
then I would say
'Then, this is my wish:
Let it pound us
and mash us
and butter us
into a slower
more meaningful
and more contemplative
way of life.
Let its
harmfulness
make us
less harmful to our world
Let it
Rehumanize us."



This Time

We need to do
THIS TIME
what we should have done

LAST TIME
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time before that
and the time
and the time
and the time
and the time
and the time
before that
when we first noticed
what needed to be done
There were fewer of us then
and we could have simply said
'King, why do you hoard?
why do you paint your palace gold
instead of sharing?
Don't you know that people
YOUR people
need what you hoard
and would love and honor and respect you
and follow you to the gates of Hell
if you would but share it?
Don't you know that this very day
in YOUR kingdom
a father sold his eldest daughter to the slave traders
in order to feed his younglings?
Is the gold you slap on your columns
more important than that?
What kind of king are you,
who is less in spirit than the common beggar
who shares some of his scraps with a cat?'
We knew then
that the thing to do
was to send the king off
and all who stood by him
with five days' rations
and said
'Let's be done with kings, now and forever.
Without them, we have more than enough
and can look after each other
and see that none of us go without.
Surely, our children, and our descendants
a thousand years hence
will be grateful for what we have done today.'
Though the task has become greater and more complicated
by orders of magnitude
it is still the same task
and it still needs to be done
THIS TIME


Cleanse Thoroughly

It's not enough to wash our hands
we need to wash our minds as well
mine has a virus of jealousy
What's yours?

We need to wash our ears
I was deaf to another's pain
pain that I caused
time to clean
and hear better next time

We need to wash this world
we have dirtied it
smudged it with coarseness
cruelty and conceit
painted it brown with
uncaringness

Wash this world
wash this world
The virus
is in our way of life
which we have twisted into
a way of death
and through that corridor
it sauntered in

2019年8月14日水曜日

We May Never ( a Lament)





We may wander through the desert for a hundred hungry years
we may part with close companions as we roam
we may blister as the beams of summer's sun arrive like spears
we may never, we may never get back home

We may turn away from leaders who insist they know the way
we may recognize the madness in their tomes
and in our chosen solitude may hear the desert say
we may never, we may never get back home
We may find some lucky comfort in the mesmerizing spell
of a lover, and no longer be alone
though the love might last forever or become a hollow shell
we may never, we may never get back home
Toward mirage and oasis we may stumble, we may fall
there a hall of wisdom, there a pleasure dome
listen closely, and you'll hear the wise man's and the reveler's call
we may never, we may never get back home
To the wanderers and searchers, fellow nomads of the land
I embrace you and I greet you with shalom
though we'll always hold the vision of a place beyond the sand
we may never, we may never get back home

~ Andy Boerger

2019年7月14日日曜日

2019年5月19日日曜日

2018年10月18日木曜日

Caricatures

Faces that help define our modern (crazy) world

Taylor Swift

Ann Coulter

Tucker Carlson

Rudy Giuliani

Sean Hannity

Jeff Bezos

Kellyanne Conway



Mike Pence

Mitch McConnel

Nicki Minaj

Rose McGowen

Ted Cruz

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Donald Trump

Harvey Weinstein
Stormy Daniels

2018年9月26日水曜日

Rest In Peace, Lovely Light Feather

Saying goodbye to my dear friend and companion Feather, a ferret whom I received from a friend and who made my home her home for half of her much too short life. She was special (they all are) and will be missed. She rests in a space in front of my home, next to Rosie, my first ferret who passed away seven years ago.
Feather died at home, with me, and so I drew several sketches of her on her last day on earth. They will serve as my tribute to her.




2018年8月9日木曜日

Leggy Images

I love legs! Whether dancing or strutting, they are one of my obsessions to draw.
Here is a colorful combination of some recent leg-themed work: