Hmmm...Wind and Tide

Hmmm...Wind and Tide


Hmmm.....Wind and Tide

Posting things that I love

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Artwork -- Nommo Ogo and Wolves in The Throne Room

Here is some new mixed media collage artwork I am currently working on..Been able to spend a few hours listening to Nommo Ogo and creating stuff.
 I went to see Nommo Ogo and Wolves in The Throne Room with tiernan and a few of his friends at the Echolplex and I was so stoked to witness them live. Nommo Ogo went on first, recordings and video do them no justice, live they are a powerful atmospheric almost mystical entity. The environment the band controls and performs in has a big influence on the performance. The echoplex  itself was like entering a dark cave, minimal illumination,  being visually deprived of details allowed one to conjure up images of their own devices. The constant other worldly sounds coming from the speakers between the bands performances and the black shadows of other patrons their faces veiled in the dark helps transport you into a otherworldly performance space. And WITTR was as powerful and heavy as the last time we saw them 2 years ago. Great evening!



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Middle Class @ The Cuckoos Nest and Frank Ruffino of China White at the Cuckoos Nest

I found a few more images I took with my first camera a Nikonos III underwater camera that I bought before I went to Australia. I was still trying to figure out how to not draw attention to the camera and shot without a flash, not so great but some neat ones every once in awhile! very difficult to get any decent results! I shot a lot of photos like this, of some great bands but the photos just turned out crap and I chucked them in the trash! so bummed I didnt keep them because in hindsight I probably could have salvaged a few. 
Jeff Atta, Mike Atta

Jeff Atta
Frank Ruffino 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I've been working on these assemblages the past few weeks and are still works in progress.
The materials used are things I've found the past few years, they include moss, wood, chandelier parts, glass, photographs, plexi glass, salt and pepper shakers paper, beads, metal, clock parts. A lot of grief trying to bring the disparate objects together and connect single adhesive can be used for everything! I utlized wood screws, metal bolts,wood glue, and glue of epoxy.

This assemblage utilizes 18 seperate objects to get to this stage of construction. I had to reassemble the clock body and repaint it, it was basically in pieces when I bought at the swap meet for $5.00. The rectangular display case was also a swap meet find and dissasembled, I rebuilt it, painted it and added gold leaf. I then secured the clock body and display case together with wood screws and added the brass chandaleir arms with the plexi glass boxes. The metal apertures at each end are tin lids and camera lenses with small collages inside each.  Again, bringing together different materials like metal and plexi glass and expecting them to adhere together with one kind of adhesive does not work. I had to use wood screws, bolts, glue of epoxy and nails to bring all this together. This is still a work in progress. 

This assemblage is constructed with wood, glass, wood plugs that I've gold leafed, plexiglass boxes with collages inside each one, salt and pepper shakers and one of the three wise monkeys made of balsa wood, black letters of plastic that follow the gold leafed plugs on the exterior.  Another work in progress.


all together now