On My Easel

Uncategorized June 18, 2020


To Tarnynon:

in the dark city

silenced by fear

my light found me

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shifting ground

unstable present tense

forget the future 

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tremor

glass on concrete

smash shards cut blood

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red images

spiral layers form

when i close my eyes

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Why bother? 

Who cares? 

what is the point?

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and then intent disappeared. 

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Center the clay body. 

Open, pull, trim.

catch energy in a bowl.

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Spark. sizzle.

Cavemen discovered fire. What is fire?

Concentrated energy.

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art is concentrated energy.

wisdom from observation.

action from neurons.

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something from nothing.

it was trash. 

now it is poetic.

On My Easel

Uncategorized June 14, 2020

I often create a piece, feel it is done… and then rework a little more as my ideas evolve. Here is an update to one I posted recently. In this case, my painting was acrylic-based with cement powders. I updated with layers of encaustic wax and a final layer of cold wax.