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By on Oct 22, 2014 in art, collage

From the series of new collages, available as a print in my Etsy shop.

a tiny field

By on Oct 21, 2014 in art, collage

It’s fall now. A good time to read fairy tales. This collage has layers of photos I took, the spine from a very old book of Grimm’s fairy tales, paint, glitter, and a hand marbled hang tag. Available as a print in my Etsy shop.

burning stars

By on Oct 20, 2014 in art, collage

Poetry is the lifeblood of what I do, but it really gets expanded with the visual treatment of applying it to collage. I work exclusively in real materials (paint, feathers, leaves, etc.) and make very few alterations to it digitally. I do, however, sometimes work with a graphic artist when blowing up these images to make very large pigment prints. Mostly to make color enhancements. It’s amazing what can be done with large scale digital printing these days. What you’ll find in my Etsy shop are small prints and cards of the images. This is another one from the latest batch of new...

Enter

By on Oct 19, 2014 in art, collage

It’s been a ridiculously hot and drawn out summer in Los Angeles. It’s October and I hope we are at last making a turn into fall. This is a summer collage I did a few months ago, in this batch of collages that are available as prints in my Etsy shop.

This Dance, Right Now

By on Aug 21, 2014 in Poems

This Dance, Right Now   She said she had danced naked with him never with anyone else and felt more herself with him than anyone the lamplight that bathed them both made the space they occupied together safe and flexible made them both more open to change more instantly in the moment and fully present more lovely as reflections she a warm fire in his eye he a still pond from which to drink.   In this changing room of topaz light and impermanence they found the heart of life then fell fast asleep spent and amazed all their questions bits of ember and ash floating up and away without any effort without any fear....

Something Larger

By on Aug 19, 2014 in art, collage, spirituality

Another one of the new prints now up in my Etsy shop. Today I’m grateful for the many ocean sunsets I’ve seen this summer and I’m contemplating the meaning of the Ace of Cups in the tarot – a sign for new and fulfilling beginnings. I’m really fascinated with various methods of divination, and especially the tarot right now. Maybe we can’t predict or control the future for all its mutability, but we can learn to read the energies and tendencies present in ourselves and in situations. Something larger certainly connects us all and makes the currents move and life flow and keep flowing, whatever you want to call it. God, or something else. The main text in this piece, like the collage I posted yesterday, was extracted from some writing I did in Santa Fe, before I moved here. The original writing was about love and it actually had some (artistically)...

Love Everything

By on Aug 18, 2014 in art, collage, poetry, spirituality, writing

I’ve just posted a big group of new collages in my Etsy shop. I’ve made them available as prints in two sizes. These collages were made since moving back to Los Angeles but they contain pieces of the lives I’ve lived in other places before getting here.  They feel like a summation of something unspoken for me. They feel like the summation of something good, even though it hasn’t been easy getting here. This one contains a fragment of text from some writing I did in Santa Fe – a fictional love story that I was never able to bring to a satisfying conclusion. I’ve been thinking about love a lot, and the love story. Recently I saw The Fault in Our Stars, the movie adaptation of a book about the love story of a 16 year old cancer patient and a 17 year old amputee. I cried and cried while watching this movie. Not just because of the death bits but also...

Look Inside

By on Jul 23, 2014 in art, collage, poetry

I’m in the midst of an intensive de-cluttering . This in itself has turned into a deep spiritual process. Sometimes excruciating. Sometimes exhilarating. Inadvertently, by virtue of going through certain papers and photographs and lots of old letters, I seem to also be doing a life review, particularly of the last 10 years. And in this context it feels good to let go of what no longer fits. In this post, one of my new collages and a passage from Meister Eckhart, a mystic from medieval times, sent to me by a friend who physically mailed me his good words, which I can now say I have read and am placing, with gratitude, in the recycle bin. “When you are about to begin a new life or work, go to God and ask with all your might and devotion that he will make it turn out for the best, as it seems most agreeable and fitting to him and be sure you are not thinking of your own...

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