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  • July 6, 2020
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Co Op Art

  • July 1, 2020
Co Op Art

This is a a crowd-sourced painting, to be co-created by participants from all around the world. The painting is created from hundreds of discrete blocks, whose color and location have chosen by participants. It might take weeks, months or years to complete, it could end up wild or restrained,  harmonic or dissonant,  many-colored or monochrome... The work will have people from all continents contributing --  all backgrounds, ages, cultures, races, faiths, genders and so on, all next to each other. Groups, collectives, institutions, charities and corporations may also participate....

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Word Works

  • May 15, 2020
Word Works

Word works, inspired by a dream where it was raining words, and as each word fell on your body, you felt it. The storm started out as a poem, then became a novel, then a library of books, a hurricane of stories and words. These are the first in this series. Each is seen as a page in a book, (smaller in size 9 x 12"), and will be numbered as such, ultimately to be exhibited in a linear sequence. The words are meant to be ineffable, speaking in tongues, language of the angels, whispers, on the edge of meaning. (other inspirations: Voynich manuscript. Cocteau Twins and Sigur Ros lyrics. The coding...

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Works on Paper

  • April 1, 2020
Works on Paper

WORKS ON PAPER (survey) Oilstick or acrylic on archival paper.  Signed verso.  "Flat" works first. Spliced/stacked works at bottom. Various sizes, as noted (or inquire). Larger works at bottom.  Sold ones are noted. (Shipped unframed, inquire for pricing). WORD WORKS: Oilstick on paper. New ongoing series, words and text as rainstorm; to be a 365 unit "book". 9 x12".   METATROPOLIS SERIES: 24 x 18", acrylic on paper.  (More in the series than shown). ABOVE: 3 iterations. ABOVE: 2 iterations SOLD (Above). SHIFT/DRIFT  series,...

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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, installation 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 or on-the-wall...

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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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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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sincerity is great & the metatropolis

  • April 26, 2019
sincerity is great & the metatropolis

sincerity is great. also the architectonic + virtual + organic + poetic as a Metatropolis        

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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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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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