Thursday, June 1, 2017

Noelle Ascending



A dear friend is awakened and rising. On wings!


Noelle Ascending    20" x 16"    oil on canvas    5.27.2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Worshipping at the wrong altar, Part 2

Is this art?



Team Duff 'gets' Lou Reed, and hence, this song in a way few mortals do, or would care to. Melancholy Dane: to be and not to be, is the question.


Is this art?



Not exactly cutting edge (or current); and? Thanks for inviting us to conceive of our daily grind life as art; I'd live in that world. How do we make living there, which is a full-time job, into our "real" job?

Curious that these two videos' strategies for dealing with identity seem polar opposites, yet equally disaffected; I think Lou Reed wins in the end...wins what?


Is this art?


Yet another way of dealing with identity; denigration of someone else's. Precisely, Hafez Al-Assad's, Bashar's father and the former despot of Syria.
This would go over well in a Chelsea gallery, context optional.

A learned artist friend once told me, 'If you want to learn about art, don't go to the museums or the galleries: go to the street'.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dying Comedian



This fellow is being helped over the threshold by two comedians from eras past (note the Meiji-era Japanese costume of the one, and the Commedia dell'arte costume of the other) who long ago translated into pure Clear Light. They remain in the Bardo to serve others, guiding them toward comic consciousness.

I think comedians on our Earth plane are true guides to liberation (as long as they're not angry comedians) because they can reveal the truth of ourselves, to ourselves; see Heyoka.

This painting started life as a letter to a friend; then a gesture drawing (with no model) suggested the right arm, reaching; then they showed up. Still a work in progress, a little fiddling to do, which I hate. But I'm feeling better about that suit, as it better suits a man undergoing Bardo transit spaces; none too shabby.

Dying Comedian   16" x 20"   pencil, pastel, acrylic and oil on canvas   10.2016

Friday, March 17, 2017

Collection

All my latest paintings gathered in one place; in chronological order, with the latest posting at the the top.
Noelle Ascending    16" x 20"    oil on canvas    5.2017

Hathor    30" x 24"    oil on canvas    5.29.2017




Dying Comedian    16" x 20"    pencil, pastel, acrylic and oil on canvas    10.2016



Vibration (Earth Healing 3)    30" x 24"  oil on canvas  2017



Earth Healing 2    30" x 24"  oil on canvas  2017


Lake    20" x 16"  oil on canvas  2017


Earth Healing 1    30" x 24" oil on canvas 2016


Big    30" x 24"  oil on canvas  2016


Prostitute    20" x 16" oil on canvas  2016

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Vibration



On this night of the Snow moon, the Eclipsed moon, the Full moon, the comet, I offer you this. This is part of the Earth Healing series, but I decided to stop right here.


Vibration (Earth Healing 3)    30" x 24"    oil on canvas    2.5.2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Earth Healing 2



A continuation of the Earth Healing series. I call this "Midnight Messenger" in my heart; it's a silent message. I will exhibit this soon in a free-for-all exhibition by NoBo Art District. If I look too closely I will work on this forever so I am ignoring it. Nos. 3 and 4 are in progress, and No. 2 is getting a makeover, more on that soon.A continuation of the Earth Healing series. I call this "Midnight Messenger" in my heart; it's a silent message.  Nos. 3 and 4 are in progress, and No. 1 is getting a makeover, more on that soon.

The Earth Healing series originates in a meditation described by E.J. Gold, wherein one sits and visualizes the globe of Earth in their hands, and sends warming vibrations to it, to "bring it back to life" as it were. In experimenting with this I tried to ask, what kind of vibrations does Earth need, and then send them in; I've tried to render these vibrations in paint, although in this iteration it kind of took on a life of its own.

Earth Healing 2    oil on canvas    30" x 24"    2.1.2017