Going Places, paper collage, 2021 Of the various subjective experiences of creativity that I’ve attempted to describe over the years, the one that probably fascinates me most (next to the role of novelty in creativity) is the feeling, or sense, of possibility that seems inherent in creative work. An example: I flip through a 1953…
The Littlest Guests
Carolina Chickadee As you’ve probably noticed, I tend to include a variety of species in my bird photography posts. As a result, I’m sometimes afraid that I focus too much on larger, visually stunning species, like hawks, jays, and certain woodpeckers, and I, perhaps, don’t give enough attention to the littlest guests at my feeders.…
Fly Girl & Other Art
Fly Girl, paper collage, 2022 I haven’t done much in the way of collage-making over the past few weeks. On several occasions, I tried, but inspiration was at a minimum. An observation: At any given time, I can either see the possibility in everything or the possibility in nothing. That is, there are days when…
The Truth Has No Name, paper collage, 2022 unknowingness is a pencil on a sheet of paper an astronaut is a slip of the tongue nothing that comes from this world has ever been a horizon the nameless sensations of a cup of coffee laughing now, in my hands unknowing as two bluebirds this afternoon,…
Trust in Everyday Life
Stuck in the Middle, paper collage, 2022 The ego is not master in its own house. Sigmund Freud I made a trip to my favorite used bookstore on Saturday. They have the largest and most eclectic psychology section of any local bookstore I know, and since I began Freud’s New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis a…
I was fortunate to have a photo shoot with a lady Northern Cardinal the other day. She posed for me for about 10 minutes, which was pretty amazing. These photographs are the best of the bunch. I like the light here. (Generally speaking, I love the light this time of year.) I also think the…
The Nature of Belonging, Part II
Consciousness, paper collage, 2022 It is not your job to acquire belongings; it is your job to figure out what belongs to you and create extensions of its light. Some of you may remember this statement from a post (two posts, actually) I published back in June. I woke up one morning, and this sentence…
The Stars Are Behind You & Other Art
The Stars are Behind You, paper collage, 2022 Here is a fresh batch of artwork. Please enjoy. I also have some great news: Adrift and Wandering Spirits have been accepted into the juried exhibition, “Landscapes,” at Colors of Humanity Art Gallery. The online show runs October 1-31, 2022.
Birds of Early Fall
Red-shouldered Hawk I still have some images leftover from my last visit to the park (mostly water birds), which I hope to post soon. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some backyard birds. I hope you enjoy these.
On the Bright Side & Other Art
On the Bright Side, paper collage, 2022 Here is a new batch of “inner landscapes”. As you can probably tell from the plethora of cacti in these pieces, I am still working with a lot of vintage Arizona Highways magazines. They’re so much fun.