Waiting for the Parade, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 72", Richard J Van Wagoner, 1989, Courtesy Helen Bero-Van Wagoner and Richard A. Van Wagoner**
It’s not that I’ve run out of things to discuss. Maybe too many, their gravity having increased exponentially. The Earth’s rebellion of her abuse and mistreatment. Two madmen engaged in brinksmanship, each claiming the bigger missile, risking annihilation of tens of millions. A democratic form of government drifting toward authoritarianism, irreparably gerrymandered and voter-suppressed and Russian-influenced to near extinction. Grand Wizard Trump’s express, implicit and tacit endorsements of white nationalism. Dramatically increased incidence of hate crimes. Breached agreements with Dreamers, in Paris, Iran. Wealth care. Legally sanctioned bigotry parading as religion. Garland/Gorsuch. . . .
On a positive note, they probably have that Russian adoption thing almost worked out.
Please take a moment to enjoy my father’s art. Unclutter. Please also see Unclutter I.
Untitled, Oil on Panel, 23.5" x 31.5", Richard J Van Wagoner, Circa 1995, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**
Luncheon at Lagoon, Pen and Ink/Watercolor, 9.5" x 14", Richard J Van Wagoner, Circa 2000, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**
Untitled, Pen and Ink/Watercolor, 9.5" x 14", Richard J Van Wagoner, Circa 2000, Courtesy Van Wagoner Family Trust**
*My brother the fiction writer and novelist, Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner, deserves considerable credit for offering both substantive and technical suggestions to lastamendment.com
**My daughter Angela Moore, a professional photographer, photographed nearly 500 pieces of my father's work. On behalf of the Van Wagoner Family Trust, she is in the process of compiling a collection of his art work. The photographs of my father's art reproduced in lastamendment.com are hers.