"The Voice" by Debbie Sherman

As a writer, when I think of my brother’s paintings, I think of the great William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch.  Like Burroughs, the hysteria exuding from Howard’s canvases are similar to the writer’s manic story.  His vignettes loosely connected but independent from each other, while Howard’s works are independent from each other, yet connected in his subtle (and not so subtle) methods.  For both of them it is about the voice.  Do their pieces inspire, provoke conversation?  Do they tell a story? That ‘s the goal and they achieve it through their choice of artistic tools - Burroughs’ words; Howard’s colors.  

Both. Voices. Strong. Intense. Provocative.  Art.  Stories.  Why? Color.  Why?  Word.