The Editors at Clamor, the Arts & Literary Journal at the University of Washington Bothell evidently found a compelling interest in the series [/life in the Matrix] and I’m pleased to announce each of my submissions has been selected for publication in the upcoming 2017 edition. Thank you Editors!These pieces challenge the acceptance of propaganda that disposes with the truth by pointing to an imaginary reality and part of series of work designed as [/life in the Matrix].My intention is clear, while the narrative might not be immediately recognizable, my art encourages the viewer to take a long look. In creating these pieces the visual clues I use are often contextually abstract and subjects are placed in improbable circumstances, bordering on the surreal, but based in realism.
Today was the day that every single time I touched the canvas, some part, in contrast would fall apart or become completely flat. Tomorrow….after some beer.
blah, blah, blah. I was sketching and my son called to tell me that some physicists had proved that time has its own matter, you know, there are solids and gases and time has crystals. It makes my head hurt. Time crystals. Then I started painting this. It is a work in progress from the series 404 Page Not Found.
i had this tiny little canvas….and a tiny idea…so I painted it.
My documentary skills are no accident, I’m all thumbs with a camera – and I happen to know that a tripod would greatly increase my successes. But, do I have a tripod? Have I looked for one? Ha. That led to me thinking that if this was photographed adequately the viewer would notice that this scene takes place somewhere in the universe, suspended in space. I thought it was important enough to the statement that I point it out. So I did. I’ve also added some details.
Still a work in progress. I’ve been so involved in working on this, it seems it’s coming to completion way too soon. Sometimes the process of painting is, well, intimate…for me, anyway. Sometimes I just fall in love with what I’m doing. Then when I’m finished, I miss it…painting it….the process.