Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Notations from Gridville

I think of my friend Vincent Quatroche, a voice in the wilderness of Gridville, disguised to pass as a sleepwalker, yet noticing every moment, every nuance of tone, taking notes chronicling time's movement and speaking out. These images remind me of Vincent and his palette of words, and of his time in Gridville.

"The Walking Wounded in Gridville"
Digital Proof

"The Ledge, Notations From Gridville"
Digital Proof

Sunday, June 10, 2018

images juxtaposed during random occurrences. SNAP, CRACKLE & POP

Working with MAX MSP modifies the patch and was surprised by some new images.

"Number Please, Notation from Gridville"
Digital Proof

"Passing Time, Notation From Gridville"
Digital Proof, with a little help from Robert Frank

 "Casting Shadows, Notations Form Gridville"
Digital Proof, with a little help from Robert Frank

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day-2018

I saw  an images of two GIs sitting on a bench or a log, they had survived being Prisoners of War - somewhere in the Pacific. 

It amazes me that we persist at throwing each other into walls, with some kind of  conviction that if we throw enough humanity at those walls they will crumble and we will be free.But, by then the  piles of bodies, the stench of decay will be so immense that without even knowing we will have built a wall constructed by our own making, a wall that we will never scale.

It's seems it always the other guy's fault- but we know in our heart of hearts it isn't. We think we know everything, we know nothing.

Current Events
Digital Proof, 22" X 30"

Monday, May 21, 2018

Whispers from the East

Whispers From the East
22" X 29"
paper plate lithograph w/hand coloring.
Another image just about finished. This piece will be included in a two-person Exhibition at the Kenosha Public Museum, opening August 18th, 2018.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Fire Next Time

Most of the recent images posted on this blog have been generated with MAX/MSP. Posted as digital proofs. The image below is hand printed using a process closely akin to hand lithography. Each piece consists of 6 panels, hand printed, assembled, one-offs, mounted on canvas, hand colored and sealed.

Before each session, I tweak my MAX Patch and go.  Much like going out to make images, being present to the moment. The MAX patch has been created so that it is almost impossible to have the same image seen twice. 

This piece will be included in a two-person Exhibition with Marilyn Propp at the Kenosha Public Museum in September.

"The Fire Next Time, Notations from Gridville"
22" X 29"
Paper plate lithograph W/ Hand coloring

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fishing 5/15/18


 I go to the fishing hole - in this case MAX, I've stocked the pond with images, and I have a good line, and the equipment is tested and sound. 

I cast the line, pull the switch, push some buttons and off I go.

I wait for the tug, the impulse.

reeled in, cast into memory.  

Madonna of the Roofs
Digital Proof

Tears For What Is Lost
Digital Proof

We're Visitors Here
Digital Proof

Friday, May 11, 2018


"Fire Next Time, Notation from Gridville"
May 10, 2018
Digital Proof
An ongoing exploration of image making. The shutter release is replaced by a button.  But  the image still either works or it doesn't.

Still learning MAX/MSP less timid to patch, connect, crash, repeat.

Images sourced from the camera. Appropriations to follow.

Thanks to Nels Cline & Bill Frisell for their music I can see my images playing while they play. 

Structured improvisation...

Site Visit
May 10, 2018
Digital Proof