New paintings

While in some ways this style is a natural progression from my earlier work, there is also a something distinctively new that I am very excited by. Better photos coming soon….

Interview For the Seventh Generation

Had a great time talking with John Teply as part of For the Seventh Generation. John is a great interviewer, and it was wonderful to be able talk a bit about the the role of chaos in the creative process, working internationally in areas of conflict, and the importance of environmental preservation.

For the Seventh Generation

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be part of The Seventh Generation project this year. My piece, Perpetua, was completed plein air at the Strawberry Hill Wayside on the Oregon coast. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing conservation project, and I will be giving a talk on during the opening night in Lincoln City.

“For The Seventh Generation is about connecting with place over time. We are forming a one-hundred year arts organization whose reason for being is the ocean. We want to make art that functions at the center of human life, not at its edges. Our showcase event is the For The Seventh Generation Project, The one-mile Pano-Mural for the Washington, Oregon, and California coasts. Our guiding sentiment is “Above all else, a healthy ocean.” The lengthy time aspect referred to by the title is from a notion that we need to think within a longer time frame to address our problems. We need to make choices not just for ourselves an our generation, or for our children or even our grandchildren, but to acknowledge that this is the only planet that any of us will ever have, for all species, for all life, and that we share this planet with the future. Our decisions should reflect that.”

Perpetua, 2022
Oil and wax on panel
24” x 48”

New Photography

Finally got my new works from last year photographed. Ian at Shoot Your Art did an amazing job as always. I’m amazed every time at the difference professional photography can make.

New Written Accompaniment

The Disfigurment of Our Most Cherished Ideals in  Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment
The Disfigurment of Our Most Cherished Ideals in Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment, 2018

Originally written for the Love Politik show at Blackfish Gallery, The Disfigurement of Our Most Cherished Ideals in Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment finally has its words.

“…Despite attempts to map the unknowable expanse of reality, the totality of existence is axiomatically itself rather than the means used to perceive it. When, however, in the face of our greater humanity, the pursuit of the ideal takes precedence over the real an unavoidable conflict occurs. No matter the passion or progress made in pursuit of the ideal, the reality of the world unavoidably diverges and it is often our reaction to this shortcoming that forms the ultimate outcome of our pursuits…”

You can read the full piece here.

The Love Politik at Blackfish Gallery

My political piece “The Disfigurment of Our Most Cherished Ideals in Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment” will be part of The Love Politik show opening this First Thursday. The show will run through November, and can be visited either in person or online at Blackfish.com. I will also be doing a brief Q&A at 8:40 pm.

The Disfigurment of Our Most Cherished Ideals in  Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment
The Disfigurment of Our Most Cherished Ideals in Pursuit of Their Physical Embodiment, 2018

New written piece

After a long break, I happy to post the short piece The Cave of the Prophet. Here is a preview:

The Cave of Hira

“That such a coexistance is possible however does not reveal itself through an overcoming of the natural law we had perceived as absolute, but rather through a realization of the subjective nature of its delineation. The basis of their truth was built upon an alter of straw, but the overcoming of it is not accomplished by either burning or further building, but rather by seeing something else altogether: that the idol was built from our own hands, and that the manifest truth require neither alters, nor scaffolding.”

You can read the full piece here.