Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I am working with small pieces of paper, trying to find some new ideas here...........I think later today I will go with a larger sheet and see what I come up with. I think the image with the border has potential as something to explore......as you can see the left side kind of bled out from the general rectangular form which I can explore as a motif as well.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
I held a child in the palm of my hand
Turning over and over......seeking shelter beneath the ochre leaf
Sand runs between the risk and the danger
Tangible refuge to the desires of others
He sits with a mirror at his chest
Turned inward as if in contemplation
Sliding down a smooth surface
Many years later
Holding a trophy aloft
Different paths unfold
In the arms of another......
Saturday, April 27, 2013
So I did not approach
Now have regrets
Too many excuses
Again and again.
Home alone wondering why I hesitated
Consideration of those who cannot be identified
Instead diverted energy
into solace and envy
With a fortune of remorse
And so I seek redemption
Friday, April 26, 2013
I did want the top area to move back, and contrast that space with the bottom right figure which I rendered in cool colors.......at least part of it. I am looking to use color to create some tension in the work in terms of where the balance point is.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The bottom print was made on a Japanese paper which has a slightly warm tint.......very strong and holds the ink really well..........
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Two prints for April 24th, 2013......
This is usually where I decide what is coming forward and what will be set back......and then figure out which method to achieve that......
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
suffering from dimentia
he holds the door open, letting in some light
into the folds of her dress
lying in a pile on the walnut veneer flooring
he put down when he was lucid
crows remind us that somehow everything ends in dust
compounded by relentless self doubt
feverishly complicating an already darwinian situation
she is looking at him in wonder
who is this man at the door
inside the casing are questions and answers
fit within a decaying artifact to organic development
yearning for an artificial embellishment
to hold fast the past memories
close the door it is getting cold..........
Monday, April 22, 2013
Riding high on the back of an interstellar device
Nascent star guiding through the time differential
Aspiring to the introduction within the cosmic sea
Signpost to the direction towards home
Ripost to an attack within the ranks
Shatters illusions of unity and equinamity
Protests as the ship turns suddenly
Anticipating the storm ahead
We grow restless, awaiting a return to nature
Seeking land for shelter to wait out the deluge
Far cries in the distance
Not alone in this terror
The seas of our home
Seas of a distant solar system
Reaching out to find our destinies
On the primordial seas.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The second print is 2 layers......I used a warm transparent layer of the initial idea to unify things a bit.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
sitting on the edge of the island
holding to the last remnants of land
the creature remembers its birth
and its death
back to sea it wants more
to go back and revisit its home
touch the golden leaf
embrace a melancholy dawn
gates fill with water
preventing a return
ominous shapes in translucent shadows
in the shallows of the sea
Friday, April 19, 2013
Below is a painting I had been working on this week. I finished the first layer of color glazing. I think it is almost done, one or two areas will be brought up after this layer drys.....
Not much else going on. I have been busy with the photo business, keeping up with the editing and fixing of photos, which takes up a lot of time. No work next weekend, I will try to sell some prints on the street if the weather is ok......
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today's print........I went with a single figure in a twisting motion......I stuck with a very narrow palate, not sure if I should have added more contrast........
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Emily rates her friends by how much compassion
She holds all the cards in a thimble facing west
Mesmerized by the moment, she reaches for the sun
Holds it in her hand for a moment.
Rich soil yields yesterdays promise
For which all men will be in her debt
So rises the infatuation with myth and diversity
Sheltered by the failure to identify with any recourse
Mated to structures imperiled by destiny
Contorted to conform with classic identities.
Monday, April 15, 2013
A long weekend of work, my body racked all night by terrible cramps in my legs......literally weeping in pain, and for what? Not sure really but I am fairly certain my body is trying to tell me something.
So how can we conceive of an alternate way to live. This is about social constructs and contracts for how to live together I think. And the role of the value of the individual within the context of a complex and very competitive world........
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
I did not get accepted to a show in NY that was about painting screens which people use to protect their stores at night. There were to be 14 artists participating and there was an open call. Turns out 13 were already allocated and they were just choosing one from the masses.......no sour grapes, just putting this out there.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Started this a couple of days ago.........These pieces are tipping in fairly quickly, the next canvas is on the easel ready to go......
Sunday, April 7, 2013
www.fashionartandmusic.com........1pm at Mirelles, 170 Post Ave, Westbury, NY.
I will bring the print materials.....depends on the space allocation.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I had bought 3 sheets of the larger paper.......30x40......I think this is the most successful one of the 3.
The show in the city is winding down......there will be a closing reception on April 11th from 7 to 9 if anyone would like to stop by. Tomorrow April 7th I will be painting live at Mirelles restaurant in Westbury from 1pm .......the event.....www.fashionartandmusic.com.
Friday, April 5, 2013
As everything dissolves
Hidden passages reroute the thoughts of the young
Daggers pierce peace to get a reaction
From those less fortunate than you and I
Spatial relationships like a couple out for the evening
Only to discover their incompatability
After so many years of trying
They part with mutual longing.
Certainty walks along the boulevard
Seeing reawakening who has gone off to a foreign land
Certainly aware of the hole left
In the aspirations of her small circle of friends
Along the path there are a series of markers
Where we have been, where we are going
Made of rough hune stone
Fading into time and disrepair
I place a new image
Beside the ones whose questions were answered
Whose answers are forgotten
Lost never held, impressions held tightly.