The Magic Hour
Nov. 14 2011
The lightscene changes rapidly as night falls. It is dusk, that thin transient time where light softly gives way to dark. It is a time I used to cherish, a time that seemed magical and oddly comforting. Perhaps I feel this way from growing up in the desert. Dusk in the desert has a power that cannot be explained, it just feels a certain way. This piece below has nothing to do with the desert where I grew up, in does have to do with the Magic Hour, which is dusk, however. 11" x 14" Alaskan Mt. Ram caught in the Northern Flux. Taped and told. 2011.
Nov. 03 2011
The landscape is once again analyzed. Landcodes II is from far away, close up, and high above. It is everything and then nothing at once. As Proust once ate his madeline and was instantly transported back to his childhood, I once smelled perfume from a passing waif and was taken back many years. Good thing the landcode was there to direct me back to the future, to the present tense. 11" x 14" found landscape bursting with the solar flares of radiant time. Available upon inquiry, but inquiries are few and far between these days. Perhaps this may change. Up to the mayngs, it is.
Oct. 24 2011
Proof of the bear. Proofrock ala Relay, ala Stereolab. This makes no sense. But this bear should make you feel more comfortable. 2011 piece, 11" x 14", found bear image torn and secured to graph paper w/ mixed media. Oso or oscillate? Yer choice, mayngs.
Lef Deppards not for Def Leppard
Oct. 15 2011
I have never been a fan of the buttrock, 80's hair "metal" band Def Leppard. But, for some unknown reason I titled this new piece below "Lef Deppards". I figured a good bastardization of the band's name would solidify my hatred of their music. Pour some sugar on me?? What a joke. Good thing WT people never look at my website, then again, does anyone really? 11" x 14" found leopard nature print remixed and re-envisioned by yrs truly with colored Chartpak graphic tape.
Watchers in the Woods
Sep. 25 2011
Inspired in parts by the films Watcher in the Woods and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, this piece here is titled "There are Many Beings Outside, They will Take this Path to Find You" | 2011 | 18" x 24" | Mixed Media on Found Naturescape Photo.
Sep. 11 2011
East, West over the ocean perpetual motion traveling around...this here is Directionless Symmetry | 2011 | 16" x 20" | found mountain range image with mixed media, of the colored tape variety, which I love so much.
Aug. 18 2011
The Portland Mercury cover! At newsstands now.
Floating Fragments IV
Aug. 15 2011
There was once a band called Popol Vuh. This new piece seems to me like a title the German electronic/ambient sonic purveyors may have used for a song title on one of their brilliant '70s albums. "Floating Fragments IV" mixed media on found wood panel. 15" x 15". All feelings contained and reserved. Thanks to MS for piece title inspiration.
Aug. 06 2011
I once knew a man who turned into a rather large and hairy man later in his life. We called him Bobcat back then. Now he is more bear-like than anything else. This new piece is in no way dedicated to him. 18" x 24" found bobcats image re-envisioned with colored tape. 2011 and so forth.
Jul. 25 2011
When I existed in the Southern realms I would often catch glimpses of what was commonly referred to as "Inversion Layers", which is essentially a layer within which an atmospheric property is inverted, i.e., its change is deviated from the normal pattern. This would happen during heavy smog, and most occurrences taking place in the outskirts of the city of Los Angeles--those decrepit and decaying townships lost and forgotten, huddled under the facade of a larger idealism that never happened.
This piece is dedicated to those places, and to the empty spaces now overgrown with the weeds and vegetation only long lapses of time can provide. There is sublime beauty to be found there, ghosts gone quiet and histories lamented. 24" x 32" found aerial map mounted on re-purposed foamcore with mixed media.