Saturday, June 27, 2015

Various works, some not finished.  Developing ideasaround these and many many more right now.




Thursday, June 18, 2015

Stored away



Afew months ago Nori Mizukami asked me some questions about art. Here is a response to one about painting.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The View from Here, part 2, "Snowfall"

The View from Here, Part 2, “Snowfall”

The View from Here” will be posted as a series.This post may contain material of a mature nature, rate it “R”, please be advised.

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Exploring these images with words is new, more like the touch tour I once had of a Picasso sculpture, feeling the very metal, and splayed substance of its cold bulk, exploring its subtle aspects.

The snapshots are the same, with many facets, casting hues diffracting, radiating, mirrored, constructed, disnantled. I've put them here, out of the trash can of obscurity, safe for awhile. Just a few.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Recent work


Some recent work with gouache snf ink-jet prints of oil paintings and photos.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The View From Here, Part 1


The View from Here, Part 1
The View from Here” will be posted as a series.


Some artists explore the personal or casual photo as their theme. I 'll delve in too. It's not the intriguing, ironic, or visually fascinating picture that interests me, no. Only the picture whose purpose is to remind and re-awaken, inspires this series to follow.

Casual snapsots evoke beyond their appearance. Unbound by concerns of form and freed of current trend, our snapshot albums let us time travel, the veneer of style peels away with laughter at our confidence and comfort among the hilariously outdated, Even the little paper prints now are part of another time, but their casual nature isnt, the impulse is still the same, now as then, only updated via digital media. I like to feel them though. It's one of the pleasures of time travel in the shoebox, to flip through the stacks. As great art, they fail – all- but retain their unmistakable grip,weaving back and forth with our memories and charming us with the light of a vanished world.

Being nearly blind adds to my frustration deciphering the jigsaw puzzles. Yet it compeles me also,with its dark obstacles and barriers, to gain strength, to go back again and again to take inventory.To burn in what I can't take with me on this trip. Photography impresses me, it's arms are strong.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Night is Canvas"


At the Light Painting World Alliance websites, you'll find the phrase “Night is Canvas” . Night is no ordinary word for me, I suffer from night blindness. It's a powerful, often frightening word, separating me from the able bodied, putting me in the folder labelled "Unable"- legally blind, asking for help to cross the street. Night, and its draining, light-less hardships, needn’t be only that. After all, the other part, “canvas” is what matters more in the end.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Carol's visit




Carol Hualin Gu contacted me recently. She is a journalist doing a story for a new publication bringing American cultural trends to the Chinese audience. Its called ”Now U SA “ . Carol,is from China ,but lives in New York City now. Carol is interested in light painting and how we as sight impaired or blind artists,go about making images.

One evening as twilight deepened she stopped by with her husband Tiger,  a [hotographer,and together they documented a night of work.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New





These are all very recent and very small gouache sketches. Gouache is a particularly rich medium, being like watercolor, but opaque.The surface is velvety.

The two figures amid a reddish enviornment are from a series called "The Night Guard".

I've been starting to experiment with a new technique too, using ink -jet prints of my artwork as a starting point to complete with paint. If you use good watercolor paper it's possible, am very excited about using this combination of ink -jet print with painting, two such images are here.It's just the start