Hmmm...Wind and Tide

Hmmm...Wind and Tide


Hmmm.....Wind and Tide

Posting things that I love

Monday, November 6, 2017

Mixed Media titled Countdown reconfigured plans

      A new mixed media piece this one is 17" x 20"  incorporates drawing and a bit of collage.  I used some old blueprints for the foundation and then layered pen, pencil, color markers and colored pencils, thinking a lot about the fragility of life and how generally we take for granted our health and mobility.  



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Thursday, November 2, 2017

New bowls and small teapots out of the high fire kiln

A bunch of new bowls and teapots out of the high fire kiln the other day. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. I had a few duds and had the lids of two tea pots fused onto the body! I tried to remove the lids but to no avail. Had to break one of the lids and saved the teapot body and i'll make a lid later. 
Most of these small bowls i'm using Black mountain clay and glazing with tenmoku, carbon trap shino and . I really enjoy the subtle changes in color and distressed look to these bowls.

      This small teapot has an iron oxide wash on the lower part of the form and the top is glazed with carbon trap shino and then a white glaze in the interior of the teapot.

This small teapot  has iron oxide wash and left raw on the top half with a white glaze dipped halfway  and on the inside of the pot. I like how the white glaze and iron oxide worked together to produce that spotted grey distressed look.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

new work high fire glazes

I've been busy throwing bowls and making teapots on the wheel with Black Mountain clay and Long Beach clay and Glazes. so pleased with these new bowls!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wolves In The Throne Room Echoplex Oct.21

 Got to witness a blistering, powerful, polished performance by these guys the other evening at the Echoplex.  More like a ritual than a rock n roll show!
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Monday, July 24, 2017

New Photomontages

11" x 14" new images I'm working on. Hand cut photomontages
This one is made up of 9 separate images and a bit of details pencil on the buildings.

                                              This one is made up of 15 separate images

Monday, July 10, 2017

Found this X-ray of mine in the garage the other day.. I can't believe its been 6 years since my neck injury in the ocean. I am grateful for everything and everyone, especially Ed Dimik and larry for dragging my ass back to shore when i couldn't move and saving my life, and my wife and kids for putting up with me when I couldn't drive, ride a bike or get around very well.

Friday, June 9, 2017

PSYCHOBUD photographs Waiting For The Accident

I took these photos of Psychobud at Radio City I believe around 1984/5. Saw them a bunch back then they were killer live, all great musicians. Their self titled LP is still great to listen to after all these years and I believe that back then they were ahead of their time, Waiting for the Accident and Sighs are my favorite songs on that album.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

mixed media collage

A new one I've been working on part of a triptych this is one panel of the piece. This one side is 9'x7" the total size of the triptych is 27"'x21"  It is titled -  In and Out of Consciousness. I'm using as the foundation the covers of hardback books and then I glue paper that is sourced from various old books, maps, typewritten paper, transparent paper and finish up with water color and pencil.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Mixed Media Collage

This is the latest mixed media piece I'm working on I've titled it Periphery and its 8"x10".
Im trying to reduce the amount of cut images from the media and incorporating more of my own mark making and drawing into these pieces. Im utilizing watercolor, variety of numbered pencils, ink pens and a bit of acrylic paint.
I'm using paper from old books and transparent paper i like the different shades of browns that these  papers give. 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mixed Media piece

This piece titled Outpost is 16" x13" and utilizes a variety of papers from old books.
I sketched out the skull, lotus, circles and lettering then came in with acrylic paints, pens and ink.
layered in some transparencies over the skull and a few images cut from books like the silhouetted people, a hand and moon. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

A few new collages and assemblage sculpture

I finished two new hand cut collages and on one of them I utilized a photo editing tool for the frame. I also am in the middle of a work in progress assemblage sculpture that I'm trying to wrap up but am at a standstill for the time being. i feel like i need to add a backdrop to the sculpture, something to add behind the couple holding the orb!

This one is titled Exiles Dirge and is 3" x5"

This one is titled Disembodied Voices and is 12" x 6"

The sculpture is 3 feet wide by 3 feet tall and has a variety of materials that make up the assemblage. wood, metal, plexiglass, an old clock body, 2 collages.  Ive titled it - Colonize from Within.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Photomontages 2017

These three photomontages are 11"x14" and hand cut  and penciled in details
This one is titled "Collapsing into the Void"

                                             This one is titled " Fell on Dark Days"

                                   This one is titled "The Difficult Crossing"


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