Energy Conglomerates Considering Sol (WIP)


Needs work, but at least looks interesting. I wanted to finish this piece for Earth Day 2015, but, you know how things can go… :)

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Earth Day 2015

The silence is deafening.


“The Sound Of Silence”

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I’ve come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone,
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp,
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking,
People hearing without listening,
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence.

“Fools,” said I, “You do not know –
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.”
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.
And the sign said, The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence.

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Uh… wow?

These women can really kick it up. Not that I’m surprised so much, since women rock out on a regular basis, but every member of this band sure can play. It was the base that got to me, right after the drummer. But then the lead got it down and I was gobsmacked.

Interesting band, eh?

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Wordless Wednesday



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16″x16″ acrylic on wood panel

Photographed with natural north light on a partially cloudy day.

(some work still required, but almost finished)

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Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972)


Two well known Escher prints and two not so much.

The man was a genius who did not care so much about how he was seen in the art community. His purpose was more about the enjoyment of experimentation, working with carefully chosen papers and inks.

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Tim Schmalz’s Jesus sculpture.


“TORONTO — A southern Ontario artist says he’s “very, very happy” that his homeless Jesus sculpture is being used to help the most marginalized people in society.
Tim Schmalz’s sculpture depicting a homeless Jesus sleeping under a blanket on a park bench was unveiled a week ago in downtown Buffalo, N.Y., and has already prompted people to leave money, food and other items.
The bronze statue was unveiled last Tuesday outside St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, which collects the items each day and donates them to a local organization that helps the homeless.”

Interesting concept certain to raise a few questions. The artist is from St. Jacobs, Ontario, which is a well-known Amish/Mennonite community.

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