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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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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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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Live Painting New Years Eve

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. I am working on Live Geometric Abstraction but I’m not ready to perform it. Then I had this dream: I am doing a residency on…

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The Dreaded Artist’s Statement

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 thoughts on a giant sheet of paper. After a painstaking and emotionally grueling 6 hours my spirit guides and I were able to wrestle out…

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Keeping Up with the Present

I haven’t had time to blog lately so I got to thinking ‘bout time. I spend a lot of time trying to be present. The mystics tell us there is no past and there is no future. There is only the present. However physicists say the present is a psychological illusion. All moments in time…

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