Monday, February 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Another Painting: Stillpoint
This is the first painting I've done in a few months. Between teaching and other engagements, I had little time for painting before the summer break. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out though. The colors in particular I can't get enough of...
This detail gives a (slightly) better idea of the textures that you can see in the large scale print. It also allows you to see the mantis and leaves better:
A stillpoint is what I call that place during meditation when everything pauses. Your thoughts stop, energy flow in and out of your body goes to a minimum level, and everything just becomes really quiet. It's like a deep rest, and you leave it totally resurrected. I think the praying mantis is a good metaphor for that state of attentive stillness.
As always, email me if you want a print of this, or any other of my works. Much love to my friends and family and I'll see y'all around...
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
The six prints below make up my senior thesis show. There is also an artist's statement below them. In real life, they are each approximately 30 x 40 inches long. I hope that you enjoy my work and it strikes a chord of resonance in you!
Poster size prints are available, please leave a comment for me if interested!
Deus En Machina (2005), Digital Print, $300
Spiritus Sanctus (2005), Digital Print, $300
Geomancy (2005), Digital Print, $300
Aeromancy (2005), Digital Print, $300
Cellular Flow (2005), Digital Print, $300
Atomic Rhythm (2005), Digital Print, $300
I choose to seek the light
Balance is essential
In Art as well as in life
A seeker watches and waits for the moment in which to act
When attuned, the universe acts for him
Destruction is assured
But all life receives a measure of happiness, fulfillment
This work is a symbol of thanks
For the complexity and beauty of the world
May man and woman remember themselves
May we always remember that we are heir to kings and children of God
Friday, May 20, 2005
Bonded (2005), Scratchboard, $150
Wonderland (2002), Digital Print, $100
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
The works exhibited below are part of the series "In Sickness and in Health," an exploration of the effects of illness on victims, loved ones and societies in general. Sickness is a human universal, an unavoidable given of being alive. Mainstream culture tends to often ignore and downplay the effects of it in modern-day America. Among other things, this may be a side effect of the cult of youth and vitality forwarded by our media and advertising. Health is taken as a given, and anything less is looked at as somehow abberant when for much of human history, the exact opposite has tended to be true. It is necessary to gain a greater understanding of the mental, emotional and physical responses of the human body to prolonged and chronic illness.
Only through reaffirming this connection can we cultivate a greater compassion for those who suffer. In the end, we are all the patient at some point in our lives. We must all stare down and overcome the limitations of our bodies when they inevitably break down. This is not necessarily a sad thing. It reminds us of the fragility and exceedingly great value of our lives, and our responsibility to our fellow men and women to lighten their suffering if we can.
Comforter (2003). Digital Print, $300
21st (2004). Digital Print, $300
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Door (2004), Digital Print, $300
EKG (2003). Digital Print, $300
Leprosy (2004). Digital Print, $300
Lunar Bypass (2004). Digital Print, $300