Welcome to My Tailings…

from Mining in the Field of Art. 

Hope you find something of value here… even if it is a small amount of humor.

Best Wishes

Ed Zerne

La peinture n’est pas faite pour décorer des appartements. C’est un instrument de guerre offensive et défensive contre l’ennemi. Pablo Picasso, Les lettres françaises, (1943-03-24)



Bio-Notes for Land of the Odd Gallery

“Graffiti Alley”, Baltimore Maryland

Works at The Land of the Odd

Cloud over Pax River

Mixed Media, 10 1/2″ X 10″ X 3 7/16″, circa 1995: price $2,500

Looking out the mouth, of the Patuxent River

Mixed Media 9 7/8″ X 10″ X 3 7/16″, circa 1995: price $2,500

The Land of the Odd Gallery
Gallery Hours

Friday & Saturday
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Also available by appointment.

The Land of Odd Gallery
4690 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Trunking: A Cornfield

Bird Skulls & Filters

AU’s Katzen Arts Center


As you come within view of the Katzen Arts Center a wooden sloop appears to be abandoned in the grass. It is the Sipriz, of The Haitian Sailing Project. Ocean Navigator online has an article about Geert van der Kolk, the Sipriz and the motivation. At the Katzen you will also see a number of paintings from Haiti and the North Sail that was decoratively modified for the Sipriz.

Margaret Boozer’s Dirt Drawings are process oriented: Clay: dug for various colors, sometimes broken into rough clumps and sometimes ground finely. Mechanically created arcs sometimes dry and sometimes wet, even seeping from the clay mound onto the gallery floor. It reminds one of how our most ancient ancestors must have explored materials before clay became pottery and decoration.

I’ve looked at Jules Feiffer’s work for many years and there is a familiarity when looking at “My Fellow Americans: 40 Years of Political Cartoons” even if I cannot remember the actual piece. Mr. Feiffer remarked, “I could just change the copyright date and the work would be current.” I agreed with him and we lamented how little things change.


PIPs + Jack

Iris with Jack in the background
Iris & Pelle
Jack & Paris

May 2019
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