Saturday, November 29, 2008

Suburban Study, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Suburban Study, 2008

The low, slanted, melancholic light is back. It finally looks like late autumn…

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Still Life (Vanitas), 2008

Landscape Study, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Industrial Park #2, 2008

Industrial Park #1, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Untitled, 2008

Untitled, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cascade #2, 2008

Cascade #1, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Landscape Study (after Hiroshige's Fox Fires), 2008

This is the original

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Landscape Study, 2008

If you haven't noticed it yet, there is something new over to your left ~ a diminutive slide show, which you can click on for a larger image. The fact it's the only thing on the page that isn't static makes it a bit hard to miss. I haven't decided if I like it yet; I tend to not care for page elements that move independently. It brings to mind the image of Sarah Palin winking at the audience during the debates, by which I mean distracting, but I figure that will pass once I get used to it. Very little of it is new, most of the photos you've seen here already but at least there is a healthy number, all in one spot & one no longer has to scroll down.

Of course I have this theory that once a post moves off the screen it becomes history ~ once it descends into "older posts" it's passed into the Pompey of the blog world, to be visited only by the archaeologically inclined.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Architectural Study, 2008

Architectural Study, 2008

Playing Field, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Landscape Study, 2008

Landscape Study, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Speaking of German Romantics…

The year is 1857 & we have one of the more modern German Romantic composers, Richard Wagner, finishing up his Ring Cycle. A century later, the visual style of Warner Brothers' cartoons has moved into serious Mid-Century Modern. What would happen if we put the two of them together? This undeniably silly cartoon lampooning Wagnerian opera has always, without fail, made me laugh ~ once actually resulting in my embarrassing re-creation of the timeless "spit-take". (My only excuse for this ~ & it's not a good one ~ is that I was young & very, very drunk…) I can tell you what I find so funny here, but not exactly why. There is a specific moment ~ Bugs' grand entrance as Brunhilda. (Or should we say Bwoonhiwdah?) However, it's not Bugs in Valkyrie drag that slays me but, in fact, the Teutonic, blue-eyed, flower bedecked, extraordinarily fat, diva horse he rides in on.

Pay attention; it's all in the details.

Die Romantische Stimmungslandschaft, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cities of the Plain #2, 2008

Cities of the Plain #1, 2008

Automatic Writing (after Gertrude Stein) #2, 2008

Automatic Writing (after Gertrude Stein) #1, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Suburban Study, 2008

The Annunciation, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Self-Portrait with Two Angels, 2008

What a refreshing change of pace: no mysterious, indecipherable, calligraphic squiggles; no undulating, glowing ribbons; no hazy, aquarium-like landscapes; no sign of what might be bioluminescent medusa & not a trace of blurry, vertigo-inducing, slightly hallucinatory nocturnal architecture whizzing by at break-neck speed. Well alright, fewer than usual but look… It's my blurry, slightly hallucinatory, yet still recognizable hand & two illuminated angels hanging from the lamp posts behind the car. I know the angels might appear to be amorphous blobs of light but trust me…

In person, those members of the adoring celestial multitude were just as unrecognizable.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nocturne #63, 2008

Nocturne #62, 2008

Nocturne #61, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nocturne #60, 2008

Nocturne #59, 2008

Nocturne #58, 2008

Nocturne #57, 2008

Nocturne #56, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nocturne #55, 2008

Nocturne #54, 2008

Nocturne #53, 2008

Nocturne #52, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Nocturne #51, 2008

Nocturne #50, 2008

Nocturne #49, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A public service announcement…

Just a moment here to remind my American readers to vote today. The privilege of voting is too often taken for granted by our citizens & the traditionally low voter tun-out in this country has always been a personal embarrassment to me. We like to go on about America being the seat of Liberty & Freedom; that these are our rights, however, I must remind you that a civic responsibility runs in tandem with these rights & unless one actively participates in the democratic process, be they Liberal or Conservative, one forfeits the right to complain about the final results. Therefore I humbly ask you to think hard, make the choice your conscience (not necessarily your party affiliation) dictates & vote…

Now back to our usual programing of blurry, nocturnal photographs…

Nocturne #47, 2008

Nocturne #46, 2008

Nocturne #45, 2008

Nocturne #44, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nocturne #43, 2008

Nocturne #42, 2008

Nocturne #41, 2008

Nocturne #40, 2008

Nocturne #39, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Nocturne #38, 2008