Thursday, May 31, 2012


These characters repeat 3 times. The first time through the set; I freely created weird little forms and most energy was spent in the attempt to make the next form different than the last. The second time through the set; in trying to mimic the first set, I needed much more patience to accurately reproduce the first set's forms. The third time through the set; I tried to translate each form by quickly glancing at each one for a split second.
The process is a simple model for different realms art can exist in. The original stroke has feeling and emotion. Anytime this form is reproduced it is now given meaning and has lost the feel of its origin. Beyond reproduction is translation of the form; diluting it and dissecting it carelessly enough to almost never remember "why" or "how" in the first place. Instead a new soulless "why" and "how" are assigned.
Or maybe it's just a picture of some weird shapes and color...


Wednesday, May 30, 2012


These people came here from months away in the past.
They weren't done today, but I've been encouraged to put them up on this blog anyway.
Unofficial 'Photos of the day'

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This lil' self portrait was drawn well under the time it took Rachmaninoff to perform his 2nd Symphony.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Somehow this thing has come into existence. 



Yes, I completely dropped the ball the past couple of days. As payment to the gods of blogging I offer this immolated man. Oh, great Oneadasius! Please forgive me for I have sinned!


Saturday, May 26, 2012


The first track was made by recording the locked (last) groove of six records; including: Gustav Holst- The Planets, John Zorn- The Dreamers, Catherine Wheel- Wilde4 12", Casiopea- Eyes of The Mind, Implodes- Black Earth, and Nirvana- Alive II 7". Each locked groove played at 33 1/3 rpm creates a unique skipping/looped rhythm. The looped rhythms are then layered with some subtle effects added (reverb and filters.)
The second and third track was made by recording a few sources back through my laptop's built in microphone. A locked groove was recorded and played back from garage band while being re-recorded with a real-time locked groove. In addition, a sample of an elementary school play across the street from my house was recorded and played simultaneously from my itunes as I scrolled through the sample to create the repeating/skipping effects.
This experiment is something I have always wanted to try and I can tell there is plenty of potential to build some substantial material with these techniques.

Friday, May 25, 2012


Little Frisket beings. I missed yesterday's post; hopefully I'll buckle down and get another piece done tonight at some point. That should be the rule; if I miss a day then my quota will double the next day and so on...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This Ralph Waldo Emerson sticker I posted outside of the William M. Meredith Elementary School is sure to educate children and savages alike.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


This is something I've found myself doing throughout the years. Three-dimensional doodling is really what it can be described as. Much like drawing on a napkin at a restaurant, I often find myself turning a small piece of paper into one of these things. a thin paper flier on the bar counter, or perhaps the paper closure from wrapped silverware and napkin sets become these polygonal vector-looking objects. They rarely exist longer than a day before they are thrown out, but this one was made special for Almost Naught. Here it is photographed from different angles and hit with a little special effects lighting!

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So this image is not today's official piece of art, but I've had this picture lying around for the past week or two and I just want to get it 'out there'. Expect an official something later for this May 22nd. Photobucket

Monday, May 21, 2012


Welcome to my latest experiment. A lot of people have these 'One A Day' blogs, and mine probably won't contain any exceptions to the basic rule. I will attempt to draw/craft/paint/sculpt/fold/etc something at least once a day and post the result here on this blog.
If you know me, you may already understand that my output is generally low and it is often coupled with very poor followthrough, but putting myself under some pressure always seems to help.
My first piece is that odd picto-anacronym seen up there as the blog title. apple(a) lemon(l) melon(m) orange(o) strawberry(s) tomato(t) naught(zero)
I chose Almost Naught as the title because each piece will come so dangerously close to not being made at all. One object a day will be born out of pure luck under the guise of pure will. Enjoy.