Category My Work

Rhizomes, Knives and Thread: Books by a Thousand Cuts (Sketchbooks, Part 3)

Rhizomes are plant stalks which spread underground. Rhizomes mimic artistic growth — we must continuously create space for processes to expand within us until a new stalk pushes up somewhere, surprising us with new growth. This can occur with startling regularity. In my first post about sketchbooks, I briefly addressed the WHY of keeping a […]

Evolution, Creativity, and Metaphysics

“Creativity involves not only years of conscious preparation and training but unconscious preparation as well,” wrote Oliver Sacks in outlining the three essential elements of creativity, adding: “This incubation period is essential to allow the subconscious assimilation and incorporation of one’s influences and sources, to reorganize and synthesize them into something of one’s own.” In […]

OF SCRIPTS AND STARS The Cipheric Aesthetics of Timothy C. Ely’s Cribriform Script by Ian Boyden

It is possible to interpret this confrontation of script and stars.  Just as now and then a star emerges from the host—as a moving planet, as a comet—so also does a cipher, whose ideogram becomes intelligible to us, rise up now and then from the heap of incomprehensibility.  One could draw the conclusion that the […]

Throwback Friday: Photo’s of work from the Line of Sight show

In 2010-2011, I was honored to have my work shown at The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington at a show I titled “Line of Sight”. These photos of works in the exhibit taken from Doug and Judith Garnett’s collection. In this show, I was also able to document some of my process […]

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