Feel Good Getting Lost
Sep. 19 2014
When you have given up all hope, when your stance shuffles, when you finally collapse onto the cold and damp forest floor, look out, look further...there it is "Patronas Field"
16" x 20" found, re-established, and no longer missing; ancient scrapings, sand, cork, tape, and spells/charms.
Untitled Owl Vision (starethrough you)
Aug. 20 2014
Found owl image with interlaced tape configurations, color array and laser sight vision. Can see through all, can see through walls. 11" x 14" courtesy of the Legion of Honor and the Fraternal Order of Owls in WV. Hope this helps!
An Incident in the Numbers Scene
Aug. 12 2014
Waves of light and colour surround the sentient being. This scene was captured by incorporating a found paint-by-numbers artifact and up-cycling it to become something more than the worth of its original state. The sum of all parts does not always balance correctly. Hopefully. Yrs truly. JVR. 2014. Ohio. Lost in thought, wandering through life's layers. Always.
These Tree Beams Remember All
Jul. 23 2014
Summer 1978. The man sat quietly on a hot summer day, indoors, with fans oscillating all around him moving the warm air, but never quite cooling it. His fingers dashed quickly across some shitty paint by numbers kit purchased at the five and dime store earlier that same day. He was almost finished, he was finished. This piece remained forgotten for many years. He was no longer alive, but amassed quite a lot of these chintzy kids things. Years later, with no warning, a semi balding man in Ohio with a fleshy bump growing on the back of his awful head, picks up this same piece and begins his reanimating process. The piece turned, and he wish he had to. So many days had gone before him, where is he now? A sleepy little town next to a murky river surrounded by fireflies and thick air. Ah, yes, the piece is done. This one here I call "Memorytree" because so much has happened since its birth.
New Directionz on the rise
May. 04 2014
Coded for the skyframes. These beings below reach their arms up to the sky and pretend to exist. For a short time they did.
Craftin' Outlaws Spring Fling, April 19th, Columbus, Ohio
Mar. 18 2014
Just an FYI and and Fly by night winger, I will be here at this lovely arts n' crafts show in Columbus, Ohio on April 19th. It's a Saturday, so get on down to the Columbus Convention Center to hang out and see a ton of rad things! I will have a lot of new pieces, including postcard prints. If you see wildlife analysis w/ beams of brightly colored tape, you will know where yr supposed to be. See ya then!
New Wild Wavelife
Mar. 08 2014
The newest wave that no one ever rode. 16" x 20" found wildlife revamped with 1984 in mind.
A place I wish to be...
Feb. 23 2014
About five years ago I visited a place so mystical it was inevitable that I'd return. So I did. Henceforth, this new piece is titled "A Return to Psych Ranch". 16" x 20" re-worked found art w/tape and mixed media.
New Times More Finds
Feb. 15 2014
Picked this up the other day from a place in-between reason and logic. So far did I travel only to begin again, again, again...
"These Antlers Reach Upwards" 11x14" found material, re-purposed and presented new for you.
Feb. 01 2014
Found this the other day and made that into this into that...and boom...it was as it is now forever being as it is here today. "Genetic Engineering" 11" x 14" found work made my own because I care. What choice do you make?