13 Of My Favorite Studies

Color Gradients I’m always mindful of how color changes over time.   Making images is a form of knowing. And, every media used to make images with is a different way of coming to that understanding. Because they each offer unique experiences and perspectives, I work in many media simultaneously, comparing and contrasting them to get a fuller picture of what’s really there and what more is going on. In the end, I make many studies before distilling them into the new works they bring to completion. I think of them as necessary pieces of a puzzle to find a bigger picture or waypoints of discovery to find a journey’s end. . Here are a few of the things I do. . . Color Grids I abstract my images...

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8 Kinds Of Studies Influential In The Making Of Antarctica Dreaming

Drawing Landscape Color   Click the links below each image to see other studies of that kind.   I make many kinds of Studies to explore aspects of my finished Works more deeply. These Studies helped me develop my series My Antarctica Dreaming.   Drawing Landscape Black & White   Simply drawing compositions helps me find and remember ideas as well as contrast many variations of the same idea. Though my work is not strictly narrative making storyboards helps me see possibilities for sequences of images.   Painting Color Analysis   I often break down my images into blocks of color to reveal the essential palettes within them.   Painting Color Gradient   I make many variations of simple color fields to discover how many ways color can change over time and in different atmospheric conditions.   Painting Color...

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Art Of Discovery

  Photography offers us new ways of seeing – and being.   Photography is an invitation to look, to look more deeply, and to look in new ways. I feel as if a magic trick has been performed every time I see a photograph that shows me more than I saw. Resonance in Blue & Gold is one of those photographs. I saw the rain on the water, but the patterns were too fast and complex for me to take in all at once. The photograph holds them still so I can spend more time with them. With each viewing my awareness grows. We are told that the camera sees the way we see and while there are many similarities, the camera also sees...

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Sacred Journey

  Consider my images a pilgrimage – into nature. A special kind of journey, a pilgrimage is an adventure into the unknown, followed by a return to the known.   The reenactments of pilgrimage revives ancestral echoes (both genetic and cultural) within us. That others have successfully gone before us gives us comfort that it can be accomplished; perhaps on our own, perhaps with the aid of others, perhaps with divine guidance.   Often the place reveals the way. You follow. Moving in unquestioning surrender. You leave the old and are reborn in the new. You are revived. Whether through purging during the journey or the solace of sanctuary found at the destination – healing emerges. You find answers to questions you never even knew you...

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Landscapes Within

  If I was a land artist I’d make all kinds of things for you.   Paths to walk. Diagrams and symbols to decipher. Gardens, monuments, shrines, and temples to wander. For us, offerings made of the elements and returned to the elements – poured on the ground, submerged in the water, cast into the fire, tossed into the air. All bathed in light. All aligned with heaven and earth.   I’ve made all of these things, in virtual space; because I don’t want to mark the land permanently, because I want to bring far away places close to you no matter where you are, because I want you to see many more things than I see and the relationships between them, because I want...

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