181210 Holes In Her Souls

181210 Holes In Her Souls

I only started noticing the chromostereopsis effect, where reds appear closer and blues appear farther away, about a year ago. I thought my eyes were going buggy. I found out that it’s a phenomenon that dates back to medieval stained glass windows. I think I’m just noticing it now that displays are getting brighter and crisper.

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181208 Domestic Puzzle

181208 Domestic Puzzle

Trying to assemble a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle when half of the pieces are from one picture and the the other half are from another.

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190201 Looking Sideways

190201 Looking Sideways

A different point of view can change everything. Or, according to the uncertainty principle, just having a point of view changes everything.

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181219 Mod Church

My Father worked for a stained glass studio in the 50s and I grew up going to a Lutheran church that was built in the 60s. The late mid-century vibe is strong.

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190421 Walking Home

190421 Walking Home

I lived in the North Loop of Minneapolis for a few years and walked everywhere. It gave me a very different perspective on my environment. I live in Boulder, CO now and walk around less.

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181124 Wake of an Era

181124 Wake of an Era

Things change faster and faster. Up until recently, a person’s lifespan was easily contained within an era. Now it seems that a person’s life may span more than one era—particularly in the context of aesthetic movements.

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181110 Transit

181110 Transit

Lately I’ve been thinking that the cropped detail images might have potential as stand-alone “portraits” of the whole piece. They’d need some additional work.

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180903 Phase Align

180903 Phase Align

I was introduced to a new word last week. “Pronoia” is the belief that the universe is conspiring in your favor. If there is a conspiracy it doesn’t appear to be conspiring much.

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190317 Nixe

190317 Nixe

I never titled any of my work before this year. It’s been interesting. In this piece, a moon-like shape appeared at some point, and later a humanoid spirit-like being. The whole scene reminded me of a river at night. So I went to the Internet in search of a river spirit that appeared at night and discovered the Nixe or Nixie.

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181212 Firefighter

181212 Firefighter

“Composition” usually refers to the arrangement and proportion of forms in the context of art and photography. It may be a subtle difference, but it seems to me like there should be a better way to describe the the character of the forms and the way forms relate to one another within a composition—something that encompasses the notions of integration, interaction, and communication.

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181112 California Fire

181112 California Fire

This was made around the time of a horrific fire in SoCal in 2018. It seems incongruous when something so primal invades a place so “civilized.” Or maybe a reminder that Ma Nature isn’t really a fan of our work.

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