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Friday, June 2, 2023

The Ancient and the Young (Series in Progress)

As a fond mother, when the day is o'er,

   Leads by the hand her little child to bed,

   Half willing, half reluctant to be led,

   And leave his broken playthings on the floor,

Still gazing at them through the open door,

   Nor wholly reassured and comforted

   By promises of others in their stead,

   Which, though more splendid, may not please him more;

So Nature deals with us, and takes away

   Our playthings one by one, and by the hand

   Leads us to rest so gently, that we go

Scarce knowing if we wish to go or stay,

   Being too full of sleep to understand

   How far the unknown transcends the what we know.

"Nature" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Monday, May 29, 2023

Odd Pairings - Body Proportion Study (Series in Progress)

 This is a study of decapitating the human body and replacing the head with a completely different and unrelated head. Some of these came from old paintings from the renaissance, daguerreotype photos from the 1800's and even photos of animals and faces of the elderly. 

They are bizarre and rather horrific when paired with youthful bodies full of life and eroticism. Some of them I succeed in the odd pairings, others perhaps not as much. But what it teaches me as an artist is by far the most important aspect of the study. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Photo Resurrection Series

 The Photo Resurrection project was a study 19th and early 20th century photography. The study took landscape images from that era, took hi res scans of the photo and then attempted to turn it into surreal art. These were the results. 

The Technicolor Dreamscape

The Technicolor Dreamscape is a series of intense neon body paintings. Lights, sets and body paint are used together to create an abstract dream world, where the human form shifts and becomes aspects of spirit creatures dwelling in the technicolor dreamscape.