Thursday, April 10, 2014

te amo mi angel...your wife !!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Angled Crosses/Architecture

Monday, February 24, 2014

Lobster Roll Visionary Painting Sanded by the Wind of Po'Boy Blues

Taking it all so seriously, watching cargo ships sit waiting at sea to enter harbor, seamen probably eating Lobster Rolls with Mayonnaise in their mess halls, me eating the Lobster Roll Po'Boy Blues and wanting to make a painting, saying never did the sun reveal wonder and light as today.

Twin Lights sitting there, stoic, aged, wise...overlooking the vast expanse, deep blue visions of sandwich paintings...the Food Network has gone too far they tell me.  We fuss over food to the point of minutiae.  Think of all the trash, waste and loss just to support a food system that specializes in different forms of packaging?  

Lobster Roll paintings ride the waves of the ancient Mesopotamian Magi, all the way to a surface.  Those who followed the starship all the way to the holy land got more than that in the end, but we do not have the same level of knowledge.

The bridge represents some sort of bifurcation of consciousness...splitting where one avenue separates itself from another, therefore creating the space of choice.  Put a bridge in the window.

A bag of peas would also probably make appropriate formalist statements or give something interesting as text to add to the visual visionary matrix.  These are things to wish for.  In a world like ours, try and make the vision as honest as you can, but try to remember its a party, so have yourself some fun.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Death of an Artist

I am dying.  No more waiting to make it.  No more empty handshakes.  No more trying to get galleries to show the work.  No more wasting time in an inflated art world.

Time to move on to another world.  I hope what I have left will have an impact sometime and somewhere.  If it does not, I made art for art's sake.

Nothing else matters.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mystical Union of Art and Life and the Mega Engineering of Heroic Technology

Like the Two Towers of Tolkien, polar antagonism is the result of good and evil forces seeking dominance over the other.  Which will prevail determines the color of an age.  As the wizard Saruman says, "The World is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against the armies of Isengard and Mordor? To stand against the might of Sauron and Saruman ... and the union of the two towers? Together, my Lord Sauron ... we shall rule this Middle-earth."  We have come out of a particularly dark period, where towers have risen and fallen.  The Twin Towers hang like phantasms around a rather sober looking singular tower taking their place in New York City  In essence, the two have become one.  It is arguable that from an architectural standpoint, the New World Trade Center is deficient in design to make New York City nothing other than like Paris before the end of WWII.  That is another aspect of this however.

Paul Laffoley defines the Bahauroque as more or less a fusion of both "the heroic modernism of the German “Bauhaus,” with its aspiration toward a technological utopia, and the exalted theatricality of the Italian baroque, in which an exuberance of form and illusion serve to express the mystical union of art and life."  I think he means a resolution of opposites, perhaps resolved in the destruction of the Twin Towers and being rebuilt both physically and spiritually in one symbolic tower representing the age of technological advancement which is happening at high speed.  Perhaps these opposites were not so diametrically opposed after all, and their fusion promises a great future of aesthetic potential.

I think that the motivations are moving as Laffoley said, to breakdown the barriers between opposites.  This is not in some highly intellectualized, decentralized way like in Postmodernism, but in a new way that has a mystical foundation in form.  Art and architecture may be able to speak their own psychic language again and we can envision formality in a way that is dedicated toward beauty in order to bring about a higher dimensional reality.  

This is heroic technology, building on genius creations of great engineering potential.  It is also mystical, yoking together realities that have become divorced from each other as a result of the cold intellectualism needed initially to usher in this technological age.  Now the shift in consciousness is possible and the understanding transformational.