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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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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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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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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The Allure of the Grid

The Allure of the Grid The arcs are drawn. The grid develops. The first crossings of lines come as a surprise. The gentle sweeps of the compass rock back and forth. Everything fits together. The last lines glide into place. Breathe deeply, satisfied.

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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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How to Draw a 13-Armed Fibonacci Spiral

  It is impossible to draw a Fibonacci spiral, you can only draw a close approximation of one. As it is impossible to draw a 13-sided shape, you can only draw an approximation of one. So I set out this past week to draw a 13-armed Fibonnaci spiral. To do this I start with a…

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