The ‘taped together’ series uses pieces of tape to merge images in an organic way. In this perception, tape is the flesh and blood vessels that put together a golem-like corpus.
These abstract mixed-media art works deal with contemporary social issues while leaving interpretations up to the viewer rather than taking hard line either/or stances. Themes include the disintegrating middle-classes, who has power and access in society, the continuing demonization and marginalization of communities created by the War on Drugs, and the blurring line between the digital art-world and the ‘legitimate’… [read this]
For many artists, the studio itself as seen as the catalyst for things to magically occur. I don’t generally look at it in that way, mainly because it is rare that I’m fully and completely relaxed in my workshop. The fact that it’s so small and has multiple safety hazards and potentially dangerous tools in such a tight space is… [read this]
I’m not good at calculations. I don’t know how many coins are in my pocket. I don’t remember how many people encountered yesterday. Numbers are doomed to oblivion.
Photographer Russell Lee (1903-1986) traveled the United States taking photos of rural life for the Farm Security Administration from 1936-1943. One night in 1939 or ’40 he photographed a dance in a house in rural Oklahoma. Here’s what he saw. About Photographer Russell Lee The Farm Security Administration — and later the Office of War Information — hired photographers who… [read this]
Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow. It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light. Expectant as nakedness, collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep. It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold. At its best, like poetry, collage is a… [read this]
Artist’s statement: I’m always creating the collages like “Automatic writing”. Putting pics of roses, creeks and chimneys on watercolour papers. Painting Liquitex gels and linseed oil on these. When I fall asleep, they spend the night to wait for the other stories. In the morning light, I paste the unknown actors of the untitled movies on roses, creeks and chimneys…. [read this]
Artist’s statement: Integrant (handmade collage, 2016) These are full-bodied, organic-approved combos that can stand alone as an indulgence, profound spirit, or may serve as an addition to capabilities of loved ones. All choices are available year-round! Mostly, in the physical realm, it tastes good without any component overwhelming the others. It couldn’t be one-note of intellect and emotions; it’s more… [read this]
Meat: a series of handmade collages
Artist’s Statement On long walks, I’ve often come across colored gloves of field workers. The pineapple field workers are migrants from Burma, Cambodia and Laos. Many of the workers are indentured or trafficked, working long days and living in harsh conditions. Their discarded gloves tell a story.
taken from the Coach House Series
Artist’s statement: My work is driven by a curiosity into the investigation of mind thru art. None of us can avoid thoughts, but through awareness of our pitfalls, beauty, strengths and weaknesses we can open windows into the mind. The core of my contemplative art practice is to visually embody our blind spots as a result of our thoughts. I’m… [read this]
You I made a self-portrait. the chin was longer the bushy eyebrows the same. Friend said it looked like an orange. I thought it was you. not the jaw, not the eyes, not the face. You. dangle Running from the fire it struck me- the warmth was actually cozy and pleasing. Should I turn to burn or run to embrace… [read this]
Artist’s statement: carlyle has been included and excluded in(from) various fictional tapestries, the early work is thought to be extinct, this collection is a special offering to EM and was conceived through radar, also see tumblr