Friday, October 29, 2010

abstract surrealism

...if you're referring to the painting which you sent asking 'where did it take you?' it felt stopped and closed in as opposed to the other one which was swift and sure motion. reproductions of paintings, especially on the internet, are so different from standing looking at a painting. a different animal really. hmmm 'abstract surrealism'. way out there as opposed to only half way. the [other] image you sent took me to an underground hole with leaves and screen across the opening or that's what i remember having looked at it briefly a few minutes ago.

painting above: "MVRV" oil on ply 48 x 32 in.

painting below: "not as titled" oil on canvas 66 x 80 in.

which is which?

what do you see?... there's no wrong answer

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

dead reckoning

dead reckoning is the process of estimating one's current position based upon a previous position and advancing that position based upon known or estimated speeds over elapsed time, and course. A disadvantage of dead reckoning is that since new positions are calculated solely from previous positions, the errors of the process are cumulative.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

to blog or not to blog?

be it painting or ballet
it is not the art-form
that is dead...
as declared routinely,
it's the audience
chanting the money mantra
fingers in their ears
eyes closed.
now that there's dozens
of elephants in the room
it seems a bit pointless
choosing just one
to ignore


as the first snow
prompts raking leaves and
collecting from the forest floor
broken limestone to
build a retaining wall
bone white within
black earth skin
and now in the
second sun-season
the moss sprawls

the gothic arch
from forest maples
to gather light
soon to shed the snow
the structure to tarp the end
convex against the wind
a spinnaker in reverse.
will i be refitting for the ocean?
or will the sea be at my door
by the time i'm done