rapt series

Palimpsest Wrestling, Gryphon Riffing

  • October 10, 2014
Palimpsest Wrestling, Gryphon Riffing

My static paintings have become intermixable like my recombinant panel works. ‘floSteppa’, the above piece, is a combination of 4 separate painting explorations: the top acrylic layer is from the shift/drift/glitch series; the 2nd layer is from the wrapped works; beneath that, from the reflective silver series (Ex.); and the bottom layer, from the minimalistic linear paintings. All four series evolved completely separately over time. As I began to write this I thought of ‘floSteppa’ as a palimpsest (a manuscript that’s been scraped and overwritten many times to save parchment;...

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Do Not Not Touch

  • September 22, 2014
Do Not Not Touch

Above: “Verdigris DNNT”  36 x 24". 20,000'' copper wire over acrylic on aluminum. Comes with a “Touching Must Be Allowed” contract. Transformation has always been a constant in my work: from the accretion paintings and changeable sculptures (using recombinant panels or sliced sections to remix and intermix works), to the use of iridescent paint which color-shifts at oblique angles, to the use of reflective materials that incorporate the surrounding colors, to the use of luminescent-paint with 'reveals' post-lighting; to ephemeral outdoor works that melt/decay with the weather......

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WeeWireWerks

  • April 17, 2014
WeeWireWerks

Various works, acrylic on steel, sizes 6 x 9” - 11 x 14” Not all the art I make is on the main page. The smaller pieces, some photographs,  and many of the ephemeral outdoor works appear this newsblog -- not because they are of less importance (whatever that means) but because they have a different feel to them... micromonumental? So above/below are a few shots of an ongoing series of smaller wound works. Many are on walls in various collector’s homes. (Here's larger works in the series.) (These stemmed from a larger work completed three times : first as a linear abstract;...

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Magpie Dragqueen

  • February 25, 2013
Magpie Dragqueen

Fingernail polish and sequins, Swarovski crystals and crayon, foil and shellac and... Kind of a kitchen sink work, purposefully incorporating many materials (graphite, glue, enamel, collage, and...) but the main inspiration was to reclaim a style of mine from some time ago that only recently has surfaced big-time in the general public: in a Louis Vuitton ad in Vanity Fair; on a major art museum catalog cover, which won awards for the design; as a recent Adbusters magazine cover. And at least a couple more times: a book, and a CD cover. (In my ABOUT>BIO section, read the second paragraph...

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Must Mystical

  • December 10, 2012

Often dreamt of: paintings & sculptures & installations & furniture & buildings & shoes & songs & stories & more ideas. Many (most) fully formed, all arriving unasked for, even during the day. Too many to actually ever do; got hundreds of pocket scraps, notebooks, me-mails, iPhone notes, Illustrator docs, Sketchbook renderings, blog posts, and... A recently recurring mental image: the (purple) plasticine of reality squeezing out between my fingers as my hands strongly shape it.  So... as an experiment to determine which of the many ideas to work on next,...

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Hyperpalimpsest

  • November 12, 2012

40” x 36” mixed media on canvas C-prints of above on metallic paper available K.I.A. 2012 Ultraviolet light allows a palimpsest to be understood: under religious text from the 10th century lies a scraped-off mathematical treatise from the 3rd century BC. Equations layered with devotions. (The Archimedes Palimpsest.) Accretion. Infrared shows the original underdrawings of Old Master paintings, some of which are significantly different from the finished work -- figures dropped, images mirrored. Evolution. Rauchenberg created a new work by erasing a de Kooning. Negation. An...

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Paracarta

  • October 10, 2012
Paracarta

46” x 30” x 60,000” oilstick, stainless steel thread on shaped aluminium K.I.A. 2012 The image is very colorful and detailed, but veiled in steel; only hints & glimpses of it can be seen through organic gapping in the thread pattern. More mapping. Poly-para-multi-tempo-cultural. Ancient Chinese map (the colors; orange gold red blue organic forms); Greek city (purple structures); weathered papyrus (silver shapes); sea-faring (navigation compass lines for the metal bends); Inuit coast-line recognition carvings (darker bands); Polynesian ocean wave-pattern maps (the cursive...

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