WONDERSCAPES ©2004, acrylic over printed edition on Arches Fine art paper
The paper, Arches hotpress, for this series is a repurposed fine art print that I designed in 1996.
These fine art limited editions are a reproduction of a collage of color copies (from slides) of previous paintings. Five generations: the original art, a slide, a color copy, a photograph of the montage collage, and a fine art print. The same print is used in Life On Hold
Collage 1 original 34"x 44" collage and gesso
Collage 3 original 33"x 39" collage and gesso
As I wash over each print with acrylic paint I "pulled out" the imagery that naturally arises into surprise landscape.
This series represents a time when my interest of adding text directly in my art was strengthening.
The backstory of this artwork captures the complexity of the interaction of life, growth, fading, and change. Paint overs and repurposing
to create something new is a form of acknowledgment of the human condition. Wonderscapes are an imaginary process where I pass through
the rough patches and land on a personalized plateau. There isn't a specific order to this body of work. They flew out of me in a fury.
The first are 26"x 35" and have whimsical writing that is painted by hand within the art.
The second set continue on a 28"x 26" format.
In the third set I collaged a color copy of one of my paintings and enlarged the view around it to create a bigger landscape. Each title
contains a clue to find the early painting from archives from which it was inspired.
The fourth set is a square format again, 28"x 26" and collaged with multiple color copies of a single earlier artwork. Here, I took a shape
already named and reinvented the form.
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1990 Peppers, Seeds, and Rotting Vegetables
2005 For the Birds
2007 Butterflies are free
2011 The Year The Permafrost Softened
WORKS ON PAPER
1997 The Chase
1998 Dismantled Sketchbooks
1999 Ragdale Series
2000-2004 Collage Art
2000-2004 Figure Drawing
2000-2005 Project Art
2000 Spinning Plates
2002 Fan Collages
2001 Screaming In Places Where I Can't Be heard
2005-2006 The Story of the Universe
2008 Buddha Was Here
2009 Life On Hold (NFS)
2010-2016 The Demandments (NFS)
1995-1998 Sectioned panels
1997-1998 White Paintings and Furry Work
1998 Red Dot Series
2001-2009 Wax, Wire, Gold, Globe, and Glass
2001 How Things Pile Up
2002 Retablos, oil on metal
2002-present Project Items
Historic-present Fane Items
1550-1560 Ancestral Figure Drawings
2006 Negative to Positive
2007-present Four walls*
2010-present Teacups for Reading Tea Leaves
2000-present My Crates
2004 White Sands
2006 Blue Clouds
LIBRARY OF BOOKS 2000-present
Book of Days
The Ragdale Book
Box of Tears
Pocket Full of Cries
Retablos: How I Got From Here to Here
The Fane Pamphlet
Scroll of Influence
The Story of Red Trees
Red Trees History
Red Trees Chronicle
Red Trees Prayerbook
Red Trees Kakemono
Book of Leaves
Found: Journals from the future
Books of Sense
The Wedding Program
The Wedding Book
I Must Go
Book of Stairs*
The Studio Visit Playbill*
Flower Book 2*
Studio 1: Dayton and Blackhawk
Studio 2: Hubbard and House
Project scouting and on location
Works in progress
Exhibits, happenings, homes
Studio clippings and announcements
WORLD RIVERS PROJECT overview
World Rivers: Curtain
World Rivers: Participants
World Rivers: Rivers
World Rivers: Cloth
Visit the River Log
* documentation is forthcoming
This archive is a creative history spanning two decades.
The documentation is comprised of many technological
formats ranging from slides, 4x5s, photographs, and
straddles the introduction of digital formatting of the time.
The goal was to preserve images, whether high or low resolution.