New Fungible Twisters

I was all ready to drop some NFTs on Open Sea or SuperRare, fire up my Nano S, and watch my Ethereum skyrocket. But when I read that the electricity needed to mine cryptocurrency uses more energy than the entire country of Argentina1 I preemptively pressed delete. If you don’t know what I am talking…

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Circles in Circles

“Circles in Circles” is a live painting experience creatively combining video of nature with a live feed of artist painting.

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Daisies on the Mind

A poem entitled FLOWERS has graced the return of JAO blog. Please read aloud.

FLOWERS
We bring to the sick
or celebrating
they remind us of gardens
or death

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Rooted, New Land Art

I have been blessed with the opportunity to connect with Earth and create land art at the Visitor Center Art Camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I went with a goal, a goal to listen. My plan was to open my inner senses and receive whatever messages the fields and the forest had for…

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Weird Enough for Ya?

Vortex with Turbulence, Oil on Canvas, 44″ x 44″ A famous quote by Hunter S. Thompson goes: “It never got weird enough for me.” Wondering if it’s weird enough for me I thought first define weird: 1. involving the supernatural; 2. fantastic, bizarre. Then define “it”: I presume “it” to be the state of the…

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Creative Work Ethic

Work in Progress, acrylic on canvas, 44″ x 44″ How do you design your day? Now that many of us are sheltering in place our daily rhythms have changed. Maybe there is more space for art projects, but how do you keep motivated and stay focused? At times I have attempted to use the 9-5,…

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Staying Home

Ripple Effect (work in progress) oil on board, 20″ x 20″ Emergency response mechanisms in our bodies increase our metabolism, heart rate and cellular respiration. We get ready for action, prepare to give it our all. Yet, in our current worldwide emergency situation most of us just stay home anxiously prepared for. . . .staying…

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Modular Math Circles

Lately, I have been exploring Modular Math Circles, inspired by this video by The Mathologer. Also big thanks to nektro.net for posting modular multiplication app. Modular Math Circle 6, mixed media on board, 16″ x 16″ 9 drawings, each 12″ x 12″, pen on paper. Modular Math MM Drawing 5, 12″ x 12″, ink on…

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