TO THE SUN 👀 solid enjoyment happening with this personal project. My aim is to make a set of 10. I've talked in previous posts about why I'm making these, and here wanted to share a conversation I had with my kid who got a hold of a Walkman and has been listening to all my old mix tapes. There are a lot of them, many from friends, many made by me for traveling and stuff. The music is so tied to memories that it has brought up a lot and has given her insight to what was going on at the time. We talked about how they are like documents, snapshots, but with all this emotional immediacy. The tapes have this affect of being like journals without the awkwardness or being invasive, so much is shared without the burden of unwanted specifics. 🔌
TO THE SUN SONG LIST>>
SIDE A: 1999, PRINCE ☆ Thirsty Dog, NICK CAVE ☆ Big Exit, PJ HARVEY ☆ Not, BIG THIEF ☆ Gloria, PATTI SMITH ☆ Lake of Fire, NIRVANA ☆ Jill Burning (Hardware Soundtrack), SIMON BOWSWELL ☆ Army of Me, BJORK ☆ Stigmata, MINISTRY ☆ Red Rain, PETER GABRIEL ☆ Hieronymus Bosch Butt Music, JIM SPALINK ☆ SIDE B: Invisible Sun, POLICE ☆ Of These Hope, Reprise (Last Temptation of Christ), PETER GABRIEL ☆ Mama, I'm Comin' Home, OZZY OSBORNE ☆ Taxi to Heaven (Sid & Nancy Soundtrack), PRAY FOR RAIN ☆ All Tomorrow's Parties, VELVET UNDERGROUND w/ NICO ☆ New Noise, REFUSED ☆ In the Air Tonight, PHIL COLLINS ☆ Sympathy for the Devil, ROLLING STONES ☆ The End of All Things, NOMEANSNO ☆ I Would Die 4 U, PRINCE
MIX TAPES FOR PAINTINGS, Vol. III: Sight Distance ⚙️ "Since we've all agreed to stop doing Artist Statements (full disclosure: I'm making that up, I don't think we've agreed to this, but here's hoping!), AND since mix tapes are one of my most favorite things in this life, I am building mix tapes to accompany my paintings, soundtracks that go a long way to explain them. Each one made just as if I'd stayed up all night making it for one dear friend." ❤ lots satisfaction making these little objects, getting the soundtracks down, sharing more of what is happening in these worlds🔌
SIGHT DISTANCE SONG LIST >> SIDE A: Don’t Stop Believin, JOURNEY * Ashes to Ashes, DAVID BOWIE * Little Runaway, BON JOVI * Smells Like Teen Spirit, THINK UP ANGER FT. MALIA J * West End Girls, PET SHOP BOYS * I Bleed, PIXIES * Heroin, VELVET UNDER GROUND * Protection, MASSIVE ATTACK * Free Fallin, TOM PETTY * Thresholds to Adult Living, ATOM & HIS PACKAGE * Many Moons, JANELLE MONAE *** SIDE B: Common People, PULP * Fentanyl, McCAFFERTY * Los Angeles, FRANK BLACK * Shadow of a Doubt, SONIC YOUTH * Everybody Knows, LEONARD COHEN * The Crowd, OPERATION IVY * Ain’t Talkin About Love, VAN HALEN * The Sky Lit Up, PJ HARVEY * Living for the City, STEVIE WONDER * Rock-N-Roll, VELVET UNDERGROUND * Under Pressure, MERCURY & BOWIE
The Thrill of Constant Motion: Mix Tape Painting Soundtrack #2 🐺 this is a personal project, made out of love for mix tapes, a desire to see these objects, and cuz I think the music does a better job revealing these pieces than my words do--will keep on making them as I am moved to. A little more about it here from first installment text: Since we've all agreed to stop doing Artist Statements (full disclosure: I'm making that up, I dont think we've agreed to this, but here's hoping!), AND since mix tapes are one of my most favorite things in this life, I am building mix tapes to accompany my paintings, soundtracks that go a long way to explain them. 🔌 Side A; RUN BOY RUN, Woodkid * CRAZY TRAIN, Ozzy Osborne * PLAY IN THE SUMMER, Trans Am * EDGE OF 17, Stevie Nicks * WOLF LIKE ME, TV on the Radio * WHEN I GROW UP, Fever Ray * DISARM, Smashing Pumpkins * REBEL WALTZ, The Clash * THE GREATEST, Sia * CHANGES, Bowie * STRANGER THINGS TITLE SEQUENCE, Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein | Side B: TONY'S THEME, Pixes * WHAT'S UP DANGER (Into the Spiderverse soundtrack), Blackway & Black Cavier * CRY LITTLE SISTER (The Lost Boys soundtrack), G Tom Mac * OCEAN SIZE, Jane's Addiction * The Refugee, U2 * KIDS, MGMT * KNOWLEDGE, Operation Ivy * SLIVER, Nirvana * GIMME SHELTER, Rolling Stones * SOLSBURY HILL, Peter Gabriel * BABY, I'M A STAR, Prince
Since we've all agreed to stop doing Artist Statements (full disclosure: I'm making that up, I dont think we've agreed to this, but here's hoping!), AND since mix tapes are one of my most favorite things in this life, I am building mix tapes to accompany my paintings, soundtracks that go a long way to explain them. and here's the first one, for Dusk--made just as if I'd stayed up all night making it for one dear friend ❤
SIDE A: EMERGE, Fischerspooner * BIG TIME, Peter Gabriel * DIRTY LAUNDRY, Don Henley * MOON OVER MARIN, Dead Kennedys * BARRACUDA, Heart * WAITING ROOM, Fugazi * DOG EAT DOG, Adam Ant * SYNCHRONICITY, The Police * FRIZZLE FRY, Primus / SIDE B: THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLIN ME, Modest Mouse * SIGN O' THE TIMES, Prince * THE OPEN SIDED, Three Mile Pilot * OH NO! BRUNO!, NoMeansNo * MY WAY, Sid Viscious * BEAUTIFUL WORLD, Devo * OVERKILL, Men at Work * SATISFACTION, Bjork & PJ Harvey * WHERE IS MY MIND, Pixies
Brand new work from the If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now series. Midnight City, because if you build in space it can by any time you want.
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I'm cold. Feet cold, bone cold, PNW cold. I need hot drinks, companionship, and fire.
Back to school month, for many anyway. I'm looking back over what has somehow become a decade of teaching art--hundreds of students in a variety of public and private venues. I feel so much pride for these individuals and knowing who, how, and why some of this work got made makes it even richer than what these images can show. But that is private, this I can share, this tip of the iceberg of work produced by my students over these ten years.
This was wild and fun! I love cross-discipline collaborations and have got to work with literary artists and musicians, and now for the first time theater. Here's a shot of set design work I did for Key City Public Theatre. This is a near-future dystopian set for Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.
Check out this badass Fox Collage that my 5 year-old son made: