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Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

  • February 16, 2020
Crystalline Machine Hurricane Rain

This work came from a dream where it was raining words. As each drop hit your skin you felt its meaning. A storm was Shakespearean, a shower haikus. A hurricane the library of Alexandria, lived in a deluge. All the works in the series -- hybrids of painting, drawing, collage and sculpture -- have very complex bas-relief forms (architectonic, crystalline, and organic) with linear and smeared color on reflective surfaces  that optically shift with the changing light of day (or season, or room), and flatten and expand in depth due to the angle of viewing.  Each painting has a specific topic...

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Chromasnowma

  • January 15, 2020
Chromasnowma

Weatherwork, 2020. Continuing the series, now full spectrum. These works each took about 8 hours to do. More images to be added. (Earlier works in the yearly series, monochromatic ash/snow collages, HERE.  Large-scale indoor iterations developing. Contact for site-specific commissions. Prints of the various earthworks over the years, etc. by request.   Example of past (monochromatic) seasons: ash cyanotypes, more HERE: snow collages, more HERE: And earlier, glitching snow:

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Kirilian cities

  • October 23, 2019
Kirilian cities

METATROPOLIS SERIES Kirilian buildings. Architectonic coronas.Whimsical cities. Urban auras. Structures as broadcasts. Outside-the-box meta metropolis. Ongoing series (Some examples of larger works on canvas, smaller ones on paper, below) Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 48" - 2019 As they would appear installed: Scultpural versions (wall, floor): Acrylic on archival paper, 24 x 18", 2019    

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mmm skyscraper i love you

  • October 16, 2019
mmm skyscraper i love you

"mmm skyscraper i love you" - A spliced skyscraper, a volumetric painting. A three-dimensional version of the genetically modified paintings: visual genes recombined. Transient or fixed arrangements (as column, as barrier, as nodes, as radius on wall, and so on.) This version 3', wood and acrylic. Developing versions in painted steel. Installation mockup: Written sculptures (mockup):   The genetically modified paintings: Paintings, various scales: Bonus: another volumetric painting, mutable in shape; freestanding or wall scaling up to 120"+ high. Monumental...

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Genetically Modified Bouquet

  • August 29, 2019
Genetically Modified Bouquet

This work is a hybrid of photography, painting, sculpture, collage, digital construction and ikebana. It’s a genetically modified bouquet, a handmade jpeg of a flower arrangement… Time is also spliced in this work, the 19th and 21st centuries. A camera-less photographic technique from 1842 (which uses the sun expose the image) is used along with digital and biotech strategies to create the image. Discrete visual genes from within the work, along with pictorial DNA from separately created works, are spliced together to create something new. Though the work arrives at a fixed state after...

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No There There (going away away)

  • June 11, 2019
No There There (going away away)

This work has been acquired by a collector in L.A. (Fitting, as its title "No There There, No Hear Hear" is a play on words referencing Gertrude Stein's famous comment upon seeing her old neighborhood, Oakland, also in California). The work is a palimpsest, with layers and layers of shifting text, texture, information, color, and meaning. Images and video below, to show context and optical shifts. 84 x 60", oilstick on aluminium tape and vinyl on aluminium.  

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Installation as Tsunami (CRISPR SCULPTR v.XI)

  • April 21, 2019
Installation as Tsunami (CRISPR SCULPTR v.XI)

Artwork as tsunami, ice age, desert dunes, mud slide, rising sea level. Art as anthropocene. Sculptures submerged by an encroaching installation (an iteration of CRISPR SCULPTR installation done Banff Centre).  The installation moves, over weeks, through a group exhibition or institutional collection, around and through other works, inexorable. This iteration only exists in relation to other works. It frames, enhances, barricades other work. Artwork as migration. Seen in terms of migration, the work creates treaties, negotiations, agreement, communication,  compromises, solutions re: borders,...

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Collage

  • March 22, 2019
Collage

For the record, a survey of my early collages, and their evolution till today. The paper ones were made and exhibited in Tokyo, LA, Toronto. The series (style) began in 1987. The concept came fully-formed in a daydream while sitting at Shinjuku station: slice images to strip them to their core information, and then interleave the images to compress them into dense meanings. It also enabled works using disparate material and juxtapostions of ideas to visually cohere. I have always described these as having a visual rhyme scheme, A/B/A/B/C/C.   Poetry, music, and DNA. Most carefully composed,...

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Dangerous Sculpture

  • February 22, 2019
Dangerous Sculpture

A dangerous sculpture, a reverse St. Sebastian, a psychedelic sea urchin: (Stay tuned for the large wall version)

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Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

  • January 7, 2019
Snow Collage IV – Ash, Snow, Bulrush, Wind

Composed from ash and wind on snow (a charcoalotype?), an ephemeral outdoor installation, an annual tradition. This one is about 15' diameter. (Previous ones, 30', here, and here, and some snow graffiti here.) 8 hours + to make; 8 minutes to disappear (it rained shortly after completion). Gone like the year. Indoor version in the works:  ash or graphite on sand, larger in scale and longer lived. (Prints available).         Other works in this series: And earlier:

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