Dancing with Shadows

This is one of a series of mandalas using the human form. In this version I have introduced shadows as part of the design. I photographed the model with two light sources and created overlapping shadows. 

I wanted the shadows to have more life by fading the forms from dark to "light" and overlapping the model's arm at one point.

Adding color in my mandalas is a balance between depicting the human form in a more natural color or blending the coloration to bring out the design.

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The atmosphere of departure

This year's photographic theme is focusing on unfocused atmospheres. Following our journey through New Mexico last month and a surreal drive through pogonip (a form of freezing fog). This ancient train caboose is moving into a distant past.

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Abstractions with light, glass and reflective surfaces

Intersection of Objectivization
Intersection of Objectivization

This photomontage piece was created from images of a sculpture I made last year. I continue to be fascinated by reflective surfaces and projected images. The original piece moved on three separate axis and I wanted to retain some of the sense of movement with the light reflecting. The title of this piece is a reaction to a critic who commented on my sculpture.

Winter Whites

Time for a change after weeks of a winter that wants to stay on like a hard coat of old paint I've noticed that I have many images of the snows of 2015. And we know that all that white stuff holds all the colors we as human can possibly see with our eyes. So imagine what the snow can see with its ice cold, open eyes. 

 

Now that's what we need now... snow vision. Like snow blindness only more enlightened.

New Video: Time Out Of Order

This video explores one’s perception of time relative to events, emotions and memories. It uses the various states of water, wind and nature to tell the story. Time and how we measure our moments is more than the mechanical devices or electronic timers we respond to daily. What happens in one special moment lives on through out our lives while another moment of the same duration is barely noticed. 


Enjoy my four minute video and tell me if you found it memorable.


Click on the "HD" in the video below for the high Definition version.

New mural art being installed in Sedona

Control Room Aftermath
Control Room Aftermath

Two of my Dreamscape series art pieces are being installed in a private home in Sedona, Arizona. I revised "Control Room Aftermath" to meet the new dimentions of 72" wide and added new forms and colors. "Rain Palace Drop" was also resized to reach 72" high. Both pieces will certainly create a mood in their respective rooms.

The Lady and the Tiger

Once Upon a Path
Once Upon a Path

A new addition to my Dreamscapes category. I have been experimenting with different narratives that draw the viewer into the art work. This piece "Once Upon a Path" relates to the decisions we have to make at times in our lives and how we go into the challenge. How hungry is the tiger? Where will the path lead us? What are the dreams we have forsaken or never realized? The questions still continue.

Catching Light in the Mangrove Woods

Mangrove Looney
Mangrove Looney

I have been acutely aware of the trees this Winter, especially the delecate patterns against the sky. This piece is a collage of images from trees and wood faces. The "Looney" character you see in the image is from an antique chair. Can you find the water?

Shinning Opening

Shinning Opening
Shinning Opening

One of the benefits of drawing is seeing the contast of light against dark shadows. The eye natually reacts to the lighter details. This image is a departure from some of my current circular sysmmetry studies. I am planning a show in the near future so some of my images created in digital form will be available in print.

Effervescent Masquerade

Effervescent Masquerade
Effervescent Masquerade

I have been working with drawing and sculpting projects all summer. This is the first in a series of Dreamscape pieces I completed. 

 

I am still experimenting with integrating the human form into surreal environments. I am returning to my favorite choice of transluscent forms and spheres.