Graduation Weekend

Then and Now

Hilarious and nostalgic at the same time…a couple of these are mildly NSFW.

You Existing As You

What are the chances of you coming into being?

Let’s Evoke, Not Provoke

As I’ve been sharing things on the blog, I’ve wondered why I’ve kept things unserious after all the pressures, concerns, and nightmares of the past week.  Perhaps I need a place for respite from the typical news flow across the internet.  I felt I’ve needed evocation, rather than provocation. Here’s a series of photos that evokes […]

Just Because I Love It

I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the havens dumb, And out of the swing of the sea.

List of Lists

I have a folder of links I collected to share with the blog over the past half year, with the hopes of making a triumphant return to posting.  I’m not sure it’s triumphant but it’s a return. Hopefully I can keep pace for a little while and release these to you all over time.  When […]

On the Subject of 2012…

Another link I found in early 2013, was a series of videos an auteur named Matt Shapiro has put together for the last seven years called The Cinescape.  It’s pretty amazing craftsmanship, and even though none of the films he spliced together are original works, the way he did it is.  It’s masterful and brings […]

I have deadlines and really should be working.

But I keep wanting to press the button! http://www.devastatingexplosions.com/ A bonus video:

Splendid Isolation

This summer, after being awarded a residency, I am going to be spending 19 days on Isle Royale National Park, on lake Superior. It is the location of the longest running study of a predatory mammal and its prey in the U.S. I will be on foot with no technology and likely will not be […]

Protected: A Magic Number

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Elvis Ate America

"Overman would be proud," I mumbled to myself after hearing the second Elvis song in a row at 8:05 yesterday morning. Yup, he would be ecstatic that if there was one thing carried over from my high school education, that I could recall Elvis Presley’s birthday with minimal prompting would be it. So I thought […]

A Decade in the Making

Good 2010 to all of my fellow Hollow Souls. I’ve been in a particularly reflective mood in this New Year, and I want to explore some of those reflective moments with the rest of you, if possible.  It’s been a decade since the calendar flipped over to the year 2000, a lot of fears never […]

Resurection (not the title of my painting but of my blog entry).

This is from a series I am doing on animal/human territory collisions. Somewhat related to my painting Apex. This is a parking lot near the Eau Claire mall where I saw a fox darting between two SUVs that inspired this painting of a trio of foxes. There should be two more to come, but right […]

Election Day

A piece of Walt Whitman on this historic day:   From 1884   If I should need to name, O Western World, your powerfulest scene and show,   ‘Twould not be you, Niagara – nor you, ye limitless prairies – nor your huge rifts of canyons, Colorado,   Nor you, Yosemite – nor Yellowstone, with […]

Baby Double Weekend

Yes, indeed, we might well have been the luckiest of all our friends this weekend. We got a first hand Beckett sighting and Clara sighting as well. Bouncing baby Beckett, a bundle of beautiful babbling, was quite the sight. We are grateful to the Shotts-Aspengrens for hosting us and only wish we would have had […]