Circles in Circles

March 24, 2021

“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

February 2, 2021

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

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

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Rooted, New Land Art

August 20, 2020

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…

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vortex with turbulence abstract fine art painting in blue optical illusion style

Weird Enough for Ya?

July 6, 2020

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…

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blue geometric vortex

Creative Work Ethic

May 8, 2020

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…

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undulating cobalt blue ripples

Staying Home

April 2, 2020

Undulations (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…

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modular math circle with red lines, colored with pencil, mottled black oil backgroundd

Modular Math Circles

February 13, 2020

Lately, I have been exploring Modular Math Circles, inspired by this video by The Mathologer. Also big thanks to for posting modular multiplication app.

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Live Painting New Years Eve

January 2, 2020

There’s an interesting back-story to how I ended up painting at the New Year’s Eve Party. When Ryan of the Brass Messengers asked me to paint I initially said no.…

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The Dreaded Artist’s Statement

December 11, 2019

I don’t know any artist who likes to write an artist statement, but it is something we must do. I tackled the task last weekend starting with a brainstorm of…

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Real Life Spooky Thing

October 24, 2019

Last Summer at Art Camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan a group of us intrepid artists headed out one evening to see the infamous Paulding Light. The Paulding light…

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