nixon dick archive


Richard Nixon 2nd Inauguration plaque (1973) – one of those rarities that goes untouched for years on the shelf of a vintage shop in Austin, TX.


This is not a peep.

The Treachery of Easter

The famous Peeps®. How people reproach me for them! And yet, could you stuff my peep down your gullet? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture “This is a peep,” I’d have been lying!


Flotsam went missing


Flotsam was an outdoor cat and disappeared one day. The thought that she might be sick or injured somewhere made me cringe, and I looked for her repeatedly over a period of several weeks. Also, I painted this image of her.


Sean Ward Impressionism

Impressionist Landscapes

There’s something about Impressionist work that captivates me. Perhaps because I was myopic to the point of legal blindness without vision correction, and Monet painted in a way that seemed to validate perceptions my own eyes produced.


National Debt Token

Don’t Take Any Wooden Nickels

When members of Congress adopted the strategy of refusing to raise the debt ceiling to gain political leverage, the idea of minting trillion dollar platinum coins to finance government was suggested. And so the Ronald Reagan One Trillion Dollar ($1,000,000,000,000) National Debt Token was born.