Ross Moffett is another post office muralist who teaches us that we shouldn’t judge an artist by the first couple of works we see or by early work alone. If it weren’t for the number of his pieces that can be seen at the website for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, I would not have given him much of a chance. While his work that can be seen at the Whitney’s website may be show fine technique and lovely composition, the subject matter is not enough to hold my attention and there are no little surprises to keep me looking and wondering. The man did show a tendency to get a little sketchy at times as he deviated from his more common landscapes and sometimes went full abstract (I just invented that term, don’t bother looking it up).
COVID Card #298
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.