Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ragamuffin Gospel

Did you ever have one of those books that for years everyone references? You just have it in your consciousness to the point you begin to believe you've actually read it. For me that would be the Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning. Well, I have to admit, I've never did read it and now I am. I understand.
Here is a prayer of rabbi, Joshua Abraham Heschel:
"Dear Lord, grant me the grace of wonder. Surprise me, amaze me, awe me in every crevice of Your universe. Delight me to see how Your Christ plays in ten thousand places, lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not His, to the Father through the features of people's faces. Each day enrapture me with Your marvelous things without number. I do not ask to see the reason for it all; I ask only to share the wonder of it all."


Snow in Idyllwild. Apparently the snowplow guy didn't see my cabin. My driveway is right behind that pile. Lots of snow so far this winter, 4' and counting. 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


"untitled" acrylic, wax on paper
24"x32", 2008

I was asked to post some of the statements I made about my current work: the work that is represented in the Shift exhibition.

To move to a different position, or be moved to a different position.
A change in the position of a spectral line representing a change in frequency. 

This work is intended to invite and/or provoke a visual shift. The shift can be phenomenal, metaphoric, and/or allegoric. These works are to be joyous objects of contemplation: a bit clumsy, a bit gosh, but unapologetically optic.

I have been considering:
Biological systems
String theory
Incarnational theology 
Semaphore signaling