Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Etchings.....


I am doing a presentation tomorrow evening.........kind of a retrospective.........this is an early aquatint etching.........and the piece below is a linocut print from around 1985.......

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

North wall


One of the prints from today and where it fits on the north wall of the art room........

Friday, January 24, 2014

More blues


I have been pulling up paintings that I never felt were completed.........this one I went for one uniform tone.....

Thursday, January 23, 2014

back up........


Started the day with a print......I am low on paper and ink.....but might start this again......the art room has been on hold for a week now because of a lack of supplies.

Another "unfinished" painting I picked up this week and reworked.  I have been going through work from the last year or so and going one more level.......cleaning up and fixing some of the tonal modulations.....

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

3 stops



Started this one today......these are 3 spots along the way......

Monday, January 20, 2014

Butter


Butter
I ran into an old friend
Yesterday
She changed her name to Butter
It used to be Sally

So I said
That is a nice name Butter
Kind of soft
Her last name is Ball

So I mentioned that used to be a brand
I think
Of a kind of turkey
She looked somewhat perturbed

That was that
She went off with her friends
I went back to the game
The quarterback’s name was Stickof, Andre Stickof.

Wow I realized that she was watching the game
On the other side of the room
She used to be a cheerleader

I guess  she still is.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Forever

This piece is just about finished..........the dimensions are 50"x74".......

poem..........

Forever

Documents signed she looked in the mirror
Convinced  of a friends commitment

Robert shadows the conventional motorcar
With infinite patience

Con men dance upon numbers verified for purchases
Dancers replace limbs with iambic pentameter

Construction begins on a new stadium
Polls are conducted to verify popular opinion

A woman with a very straight back washes the vegetables
Sitting by the window Eliot quietly passes

I am here forever
Watching, waiting


For you to return

Monday, January 13, 2014

Going with it........

Last evening I participated in a live music event in Amityville.  What a great evening!  Multi generational.......a real sense of joy and freedom.

This is a link to Interrobang productions.........https://www.facebook.com/InterROBngProductionsPresent

I have no idea why this painting happened while a jam band was playing...........just go with the flow.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

light room



This is a video of the light room.........I added the LED component and this is what it looks like so far.


http://youtu.be/D5V-zQBvbIc

sorry I tried to set this up as a link but no luck so far.........just copy this URL into your browser if you would like to see the video........also I posted it in Facebook............
last night I had the idea of using the room of prints like a light box you step into.......

Thursday, January 9, 2014

update.



I made a decision to halt the print a day project for a while............I have experienced some changes lately and thought it best to reassess my daily routine........

But I am going forward on the "print room" idea......the image above are a couple of new images.......you can see one of them......top center.....mounted to the ceiling.  I hope to begin the opposite wall in the next couple of days.....

this is the painting I am currently working on in the studio........the yellow oxide is the under painting.....

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Print Room


Todays print........did the red and light blue on first pass then overprinted with the cobalt.


This is a project I started a couple of weeks ago........the idea is to cover the entire room with one
continuous print........I will continue to post the results as this evolves........

Sunday, January 5, 2014

minimal

print from this morning......

these are the light boxes from a few years ago.........the idea is that the image is modulated by the change in color from the led's built into the boxframe.
a second video........

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fear


So I had a really interesting but brief conversation with a friend.....somehow he felt that my process of creating was somewhat unholy........and this line of persuit was akin to the some kind of demonic possession........granted this whole thing lasted a couple of minutes.......he also said it made him very depressed for a week.

This to me is interesting, scary, and extremely interesting. The fear of the unknown was my first response.  We know that burning wood yields heat.  Yet is understanding the mechanics of the action somewhat unholy or the work of evil?

I think his point is that if an action is done without love than it is an evil intention.  The definition of love here is the key I think.  I think in his perception love is an action which in some way does not hurt the person loved.  Therefore a lie is justifiable in order to protect the innocence of the intended.  The "truth" becomes trivial in this case. So science or knowledge is at risk for being ungodly or a threat to that psychological self justification.

I am writing this now because I fear that mankind can soon go through a wave of regression due to events in the future.  I already see a huge backlash against science and technology in a time where it is desperately needed.

If my work correlates to the psychological underpinnings of human behavior......how can it be a threat?  Because it is a threat to the self rationalizations which justify demonizing seeing beyond the conventions created to mitigate the fear of self or the fear of the unknown.


Friday, January 3, 2014

still snowing


this morning I had a strange dream........I was driving in a horse drawn carriage away from an event......the sky was overcast and grey.......the clouds opened up a bit......saw sun.........then felt what I could only describe as a heart attack......I saw my hand as I reached up for the sun......I knew it was my death........
And felt like this entire life was part of that moment......like a test I had to go through to get to that point......

then I was in a tunnel of images.........super fast and intense.......houses, pictures.......thousands of them in a moment passing by me..........I can sort of remember the feeling of just letting go of what I was seeing and going with it......

woke up...........




Thursday, January 2, 2014

Jan2


January 2.........


These are pieces I am currently working on........the bottom is 3 sheets of paper in series........

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year


About new beginnings.........and endings which must happen for new beginnings to begin.......
About dreams and ambitions........and what they tell us about ourselves now, not when those ambitions are
realized.
About being and feeling right now that you are in the right place, that life has a deeper meaning than the aquisitions which give us the hope that we can somehow become who we are meant to be.
About time.

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