Thursday, May 18, 2017

Improvisations in Gridville

 The following images are an outgrowth of my interest in MAX
with over 3 thousand images, it begins to make sense.  Always clicking the shutter. From film to digital. But how to use this source has always been the challenge. 

Like layers of experience and memories layered over time.

A palimpsest of images merging into one another, scratching the surface revealing time.


Some of these images may never find their way from here but others will be expressed on walls, on surfaces. Here and then gone.

The images are unique and are much akin to seizing the moment, capturing the light. Ready to capture the next moment as it presents its self.

5/14/2017


5/9/2017



5/13/2017





5/01/2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A day with Trump


April 18, 2017
My front row Seat to view  President Trump, 
Notice the Semi-trailer barrier. 
Is the face of our evolving democracy, where money and privilege gain you access and a voice. 
Everyone else? 

Welcome to Gridville, 

"Notation from Gridville, 4/8/2017 
digital composite image


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Notations from Gridville

"Fire On The Mountain"
4/7/2017
planographic transfer on paper w/hand coloring, 13 7/8" X 21 7/8"

finding my way back to a beginning, full circle.
I remember watching these guys use photographic projections, 
to create these visual montages, then there was the light shows at the Fillmore and the Avalon Ballrooms, filling my head with \ images, I think, I have finally found a way to make these images appear. 

Next, to integrate sound and motion.






Friday, March 31, 2017

Notations from Gridville

"In Gridville mind-numbing complex systems struggle to regulate and maintain order in a cyber-optic spider web where lust and greed are lynchpins for celebrity obsessed, creature comfort driven, image-conscious consumers." V. Quatroche, 2005

"Notations from Gridville, 3-17"
planographic transfer, 14" X 24" on paper


This new notation from Gridville, is a  first in a series of images constructed and grabbed through an image generator, a playground. A fitting way to create images which are a synthesis of momentary notations; a compilation of photographs, drawings, and miscellany amassed over time.

Welcome to Gridville.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

DRAINING THE SWAMP

The twins -  in front of the wreckage 2017


The Twins witness 
The methodical unraveling of everything.
The safety net has been burned 
and thrown into the gulley.



Friday, December 16, 2016

Winter reflection



It's so cold lately, going outside just doesn't seem feasible.  
A good reason to work in the studio.

Dec 15, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It's A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

I woke up the other day and I had this image in my head, it was so clear and seemed to capture my feelings, especially in light of the people in power.  

A Black and white short haired terrier-like dog laying on its back legs spread wide -a submissive pose. The dog's face was that of Paul Ryan, looking up at its master. 

The master was wearing black motorcycle or riding boots, tight light Khaki riding trousers & tight long sleeve shirt. This individual was straddling the dog, looking down. The back of his hands rested against his ample waist and gripped in one hand a long black riding crop. At the ready. The face was that of Donald Trump. 

The news be it fake or real it is not pleasant, the people coming into power are thinking not of their children, or their children's children, they are only thinking of amassing ever-increasing fortunes, regardless the cost, or who will pay the bill.

Yes, It's a Hard Rain's Gonna Fall.