Remember PERL? I once read five chapters of the llama book just so I wouldn't feel like a total ass for ordering and wearing the cool llama shirt. Which kind of tells you where my sympathies lie on the definition of "total ass."
Then I gave up on PERL because, you know, I'm not a programmer. I couldn't even work out good boolean algebra for a freaking elevator control panel in electronics class in high school.
Anyhow, I've been trying to figure out how to do all the behind-the-scenes HTML tweaking to set up this blog properly (well, essentially to watch you watching me through Analytics - blogging is about narcissism, right? I mean, I already know what I'm thinking, so presumably I don't need to read it on a blog). I flashed back to that miserable week and a half of "learning" PERL. A monkey with a fair attention span could write PERL, and a monkey hopped up on goofballs should be able to manage a Blogger account.
I've been painting too long, the left half of my brain has turned to mush. Sigh.
Daniel Maidman is a painter who applies a classical grounding to a contemporary sensibility. His art has been shown in juried exhibitions in New York, DC, California, Ohio, Missouri, and Oregon, and was selected by the Saatchi Gallery to be displayed at Gallery Mess in London. His art and writing on art have been published by ARTnews, American Art Collector, International Artist, Poets/Artists, Manifest, The Artist’s Magazine, the New York Optimist, and SUNY-Potsdam. He blogs for The Huffington Post and Artist Daily. His writing on Da Vinci is currently taught at DePaul University and Roosevelt University. * His paintings range from the figure and portraiture, to still lives and landscapes, to machinery, architecture, and microbes. His images occupy a spectrum from high rendering to almost total abstraction. * His work is included in numerous private collections, including those of New York Magazine senior art critic Jerry Saltz, Chicago collector Howard Tullman, best-selling novelist China Miéville, Disney senior vice president Jackson George, and author Kathleen Rooney. He is represented by Dacia Gallery in Manhattan. * His paintings can be found at www.danielmaidman.com.