Wednesday, July 10, 2019

First Rock concert

May 14, 1965 
“Boss of the Bay,” KYA presents the Rolling Stones, the Byrds, Beau Brummels, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and the Vejtables, at Civic Auditorium. San Francisco
 My  parents took me to the concert dropped me off,  I went in alone.  The Byrds were great,  but with the stones all I could hear  was screaming kids.  I wanted to listen to the music.  Things haven't changed that much I still want to listen to the music

June 24, 1967
The second concert I went to 1967.  A Fact, But on the night I went  Opening for  Jefferson Air planer was Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin Opening for Jimi. Grace had a sore throat or something.  I went on a Friday or Saturday.  Saw Pigpen there, It was a magical evening and Jimi was fantastic…. But so was everything.

 Janis, was 1000% present, everyone was present.  It was my introduction of what a total sensory experience could be. 

She sang with such urgency and power, Gabor Sabo played quiet mellow fluid Jazz.  And when the strobe lights started flashing Jimi stopped playing and asked the lights folks to turn em off..  I was amazed for a moment in time, transfixed, spellbound, in awe of the lights, the sounds, the people.   The world could have been melting  and it would have been okay.


Friday, May 17, 2019

While thinking about 45

"Duplicitous Twit 45-5/19"
planographic monoprint w/hand coloring
Made this print while thinking about Trump the meaning of the word Twit, I wonder if that relates to what was being thought about when Twitter was developed. + all of its synonyms that relate look it up..., And the definition of duplicity.  

I know making art doesn't change things, voting does and taking action does. But making makes me feel better for the moment. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

The beauty of found music.

I had jury duty today but wasn't selected, I went out to get on my bike to ride home and  I heard this sweet sound, at first I thought it was an outdoor speaker with some kind of ambient tune playing, no speaker that I could see.  So now my curiosity is piqued.   next to the bike was a concrete pylon and a one-way street sign. A strong wind was blowing from the north and because of the way the sign was constructed and placed it made a soft gentle modulated whistle as the wind blew past the fasteners, pole, and sign.  It was sublime. I think John Cage would have swooned. but I didn't have a recorder, so I stayed a bit and enjoyed the music. 

Below is a print i just completed. A new series in the making.

"Flight From Egypt"
4 color planographic monoprint with hand coloring.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

visualization and identity. After watching the film, "Living in the Futures Past"

Observations  With Assistance, 2019

Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin

dotMagis Editor Ignatian Prayer

Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.
Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Black and White Digital proofs

Our Legacy 3-2019
Digital Proof 

To The Ledge 3-2019
Digital Proof

Once Upon a Time 3-19
Digital Proof