Pisces Season

Song of the Wandering Aengus I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were… Read More

Sphere of the Moon

In the lobby of a luxury lunar hotel we were serenaded and questioned by the metal men of past futures ready to embrace the city of dreams, the great horizon

Hey 2018

Happy New Year! One of my annual traditions is making my New Year’s collage. This year I made two, this one and the one I posted yesterday. <3

Bye 2017

2017 was an amazing, surprising, magical year for me in all of its ugliness and beauty. I’m so excited to see what 2018 has in store.¬† I wish everyone health, love, growth & creativity in the New Year…. Read More

it was my life

Cicada shell: little did I know it was my life. -deathbed poem of Shuho (died in 1767), from Japanese Death Poems (1986)

Jupiter

Orphic Hymn to Jupiter (translated by Thomas Taylor, 1792) O Jove much-honored, Jove supremely great, To thee our holy rites we consecrate, Our prayers and expiations, king divine, For all things round thy head exalted shine. The earth… Read More

Work in progress

I just started working on this painting again. I did the black and white underpainting years ago (around 2011 or so) and just left it like that, never felt compelled to work on it again until now. I… Read More

Remembering the Crimson Lotus

I’ve been thinking a lot about my art show at the Crimson Lotus Bar in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland around this time last year. It was up for a few months and the opening party on… Read More

Remembering the Black and White Years

In my late teens and early 20s I was very interested in photography, particularly black and white darkroom photography. This passion was initially ignited by a wonderful professor I had at community college. The experience of attending his… Read More

End of the Seven Rose Summer

It’s less than a week until the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The beginning of the autumn rain has coincided with my completion of ¬†this 24″ x 48″ acrylic painting. Seven Roses emerged slowly over the course… Read More