Fungi Mandala

 Posted by on October 29, 2015
Oct 292015


Picked a few mushrooms on my walk. There was a lot of rain the days before, so these fungi were everywhere, especially these types under pine trees. I liked both the tops and the bottoms of the caps and could decide, so here’s both. (PS: Don’t eat these ones)

Black-Light Rorschach

 Posted by on October 24, 2015
Oct 242015


I have been working on a series of black-light activated multicolored Rorschach blots in my studio. I began this process in graduate school a while back. I hope to make many more and show them in a gallery… The philosopher Alan Watts once said, “Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know!”

Finding The Light

 Posted by on October 22, 2015
Oct 222015


I’m working on an installation involving a bright white light seeping out from behind a thin tear in the black wall. I like how I am aware that it is just a wall, but the effect created makes it feel like there is another space exterior to the wall… While working and observing the installation I had to pause to take a self portrait with the strange glow.

Snow Cloud

 Posted by on October 18, 2015
Oct 182015


On my drive home I saw a few large snow clouds in the distance. I pulled over in a parking lot at the top of a large hill, took out my telephoto lens and got this shot. I think the distance and perspective was just right… Looks like the cloud is melting away.

Circular Sticks

 Posted by on October 9, 2015
Oct 092015


I had gathered a bunch of sticks from my yard many weeks ago but had no plans for them. An idea finally came to me inspired by a portrait of Ram Dass, the spiritual teacher, meditating in front of a beautiful circular wall hanging. I began to cut the sticks and wrap them together using twine.

Cyanotype + Fire

 Posted by on October 8, 2015
Oct 082015


Cyanotypes are paper coated with light sensitive chemistry. With this in mind I splashed pure alcohol on the paper and lit it on fire over and over again. The final product is an abstract in black & white & blue, along with a few holes from burning. Perhaps I should continue this process.

Strange Waters

 Posted by on October 4, 2015
Oct 042015


This photograph was not digitally altered in any way. While hiking around the Lehigh Gorge State Park I noticed a strange color in the water. The way the sun was hitting the green trees on the hill and reflecting off this river created a really weird yellow glow. Even to the naked eye it felt unreal.