Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Today is INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY. You won't be hearing much about this except from other artists perhaps, but some of us are celebrating by honoring another artist who was an inspiration.
In 1973 I had the great good fortune of taking Josef Albers' course on the INTERACTION OF COLOR which was taught at the University of Pennsylvania at that time.
In that course and another Bauhaus course that was given at the same time, having to do with finding the natural order in any given set of materials, I learned more about how to think about making art than in all my other studies combined. From that time until the present I have been working on translating music to color. It was seeing the way one color changes another when they are juxtaposed that ignited my enthusiasm to work on this idea as that interaction seemed to contain the same kind of energy that I experience when listening to music. This is an example of my 'translations' of music to color in two dimensions and you can check out all my animations of music with this link. Here is also a link to my book about the process IF C IS RED.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Rain creates a whole new image of life. Here there are 3 versions of reality. The usual solid version, the one created by the rain puddles on the street and pavement and the one created by the windshield. How much of our perception is distorted in just this way as we look at the world through the prism of our prejudices, past experience and just plain ignorance?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
SQUIRRELS THE ANIMAL ANSWER GUIDE And for those who would just like a good laugh there is this on youtube: SQUIRRELS AND CRACKHEADS CROSS THE STREET
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
VIRTUAL PAINT OUT.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I don't have a painting today as I have busy with other art work but one of my videos having to do with visual music is being featured as clip of the week on the Iota Center for Visual Music. Since they managed to cut off the beginning and end of the piece - I guess that's what they mean by 'clip' - Here is a link to the whole thing from my web site. Just click on title above, then the image and you will be transported to Youtube and the proper selection.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Yes the Harvest Moon really is orange and, according to the web, all full moons are orange as they rise near the horizon. The reason this particular moon is called harvest moon, when it occurs near the autumnal eqinox is that farmers, before artificial illumination, could continue to harvest their crops by the light of the moon. Here is a link to Roy Rodgers and Dale Evans singing Harvest Moon. Imagine this scene in a Clint Eastwood movie, with Clint serenadin Angella Joile if you want to experience how our culture has changed over the last 60 years. The moon is still the same however..so far.