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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Transformation Spiral

We did it! Thanks to the Visitor Center Art Camp (VCAC) and Team Spiral we made a giant walking spiral in Ewen, Michigan. The Transformation Spiral, an interconnected double-spiral measuring 75 feet by 75 feet, is designed for contemplation and guidance. Walking in, let go of anxieties, confusion and fear. Reaching the center ask questions…

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Earth Spiral – Land Art

White Rock Spiral, 60″ x 55″ by Julie JAO, 2019 I am about to set sail so to speak on an artist residency in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The Visitor Center Artist Camp will be hosting me and eleven other artists for two weeks. I will be working on building tools to assist me…

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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim

The Most Visited Exhibition in Guggenheim’s History. I saw it. I flew to NYC to see “Paintings for the Future by Hilma af Klint” at the Guggenheim. On Saturday, April 20, last weekend of the show I cruised past the line brandishing my membership card and got in a full thirty minutes before the museum…

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How getting studded Bike Tires led me to Oil Paints.

First let’s talk about paint. What is paint, anyway? Paint always consists of at least two parts: pigment and binder. The pigment is the color and the binder is what keeps the pigment on the canvas. Not believing this I took some pigment, red oxide powder to be exact, and mixed it with water. “This…

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Concerning the Spiritual in Art

On Paintings for the Future by Hilma af Klint.

As an artist I like commissions. Executing a work for an excited client brings me joy. Knowing I’ll be paid gives me a sense of security. Installing the painting in their home saves me the storage problem. But what about commissions from another world? Spirits don’t pay, not in earthly currency anyway.

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