by David Greene

David Greene

David Greene
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
September 08
David Greene is the author of Unmentionables. David spent many years as a photographer. His photographs are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. David is the spouse of painter James Stephens.


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Buddha in the Garden of Well-Being in the author's yard.
Gun control and increased mental health services are not enough to counteract a culture that glorifies violence and weapons.   Try to find a film or novel or TV show in which evil doers are brought down by some means other than violence.  Most heroes, from JameRead full post »
FEBRUARY 16, 2011 10:33AM

Love of Winter

George Bellows - Love of Winter, 1914 - Oil  on canvas, Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago 

 George Bellows: "Love of Winter" - 1914,  Oil on Canvas, 32 1/2" x 40 1/2"

One of my favorite works at the Art Institute of Chicago is the George Bellows painting, “Love of Winter.”  Winter may be the least comfortable season to be outdoors, but it&rsquo/… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2011 9:30AM

Perchance to Dream

Snowy Remote Light, James Stephens, 2002,Gouache on paper, 8

 James Stephens: "Snowy Remote Light" - 2002,  Gouache on Paper, 8" x 10"

The gardener in January is a dreamer. January is undoubtedly the calendar’s botanical nadir. Yet it also marks a midpoint in the chilly months from November to March.  This middlemost part of/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2010 6:05PM

Operation eBook Drop

Model for Writer with Shrubbery - Mixed media by James Stephens
On the occasion of the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," I'd like to acknowledge the work of author and Army veteran Edward C. Patterson, who started Operation eBook Drop, which provides free eBooks for service members around the world.
Among the free eBooks arRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010 4:29PM

Unsafe Books by Nobodies

James Stephens - Book Building
1988, oil on canvas, 72" x 36"

On Labor Day, The New York Times proclaimed that “With the beach reads finished, it is time for the Big Books.”  And what are the Big Books?  Near the end of Monday’s
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AUGUST 3, 2010 12:48PM

Overcoming Criticism

Bobo in furs, October, 1974, San Francisco, from the show
In my 20's, I had a vision of myself becoming an Artist with a capital A.  In this vision, I saw myself exhibiting my photographs at galleries around the globe, getting glowing reviews in the major art media, and achieving fame and success.  It’s a fairly common dream for thos/… Read full post »
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JULY 29, 2010 4:03PM

A close reading of Leviticus

I must say it is rather disquieting to come down to breakfast, as I did this past Tuesday, innocently open the paper, and find in it a photograph of a sign put together by a fellow who proposes I should be put to death because of my marriage.


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JULY 28, 2010 9:23AM

Marriage Equality Fairy Tale

Marry Me, 2007, oil on canvas, 50

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I ruminate about controversial matters upon which I hold strong opinions.  This morning, owing to the excessive heat in the bedroom (alas, it was thermal heat, not the erotic kind), my devil mind latched onto the marriage equality controversy like a do/… Read full post »

Travel Journal
Recently I went into Barnes and Noble.  I went to all the sections of books that normally interest me to see if anything caught my eye.  Not only did nothing catch my eye, I felt bored by all the topics I'm usually interested in. 

Then I… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2010 8:18AM

Everything you know is wrong!

Gift for Romney
Once upon a time, I had a plant sitting in the window, which had been left for several months to grow toward the light.  Then one day I decided that I wished the plant would exhibit more symmetry in its form – so I turned it 180 degrees around.… Read full post »
JULY 22, 2010 5:43PM

The Canine Being

Asia sees a squirrel
 Let it not be said that the Canine Being has ever trampled the borders. No, the Canine Being does not hobble about in the flower beds, or nestle down upon the Plumbago to sleep. She is sufficiently cognizant of the boundaries within the Territory that have bee/Read full post »