Artist of the Day- Mark Thomas Gibson at MacDowell Colony(click on image for more)

Gibson was working on several paintings at once in his studio at the MacDowell Colony. He didn’t talk so much about the work but about his gratitude for being at the Colony. He works through the night and sleeps a few hours during the day. He feels he has so much to do and wants to use his time well. He teaches at Yale where he also got his masters degree. His work is politically charged and reflects the stress of being a black man in America. “ Some monsters loom large” is a phrase that has reoccurred in his work for several years. That phrase reminds me of the Goya title, The Sleep of Reason.