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Two Dimensional Work

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    The 25" x 17" prints below are made by digitally scanning graphite drawings from my sketch books.  The drawings span a period of over 30 years, starting in 1971 continuing through today and representing over 1000 individual drawings.
     Some of the drawings have been used in the model build for the “Tasux T Bazode” series (see Clay Sculpture). Most have a basis in a low amplitude sine wave geometry. Then view from the side they are asymmetrical, however when view from the front or back they are symmetrical. This general form gives the appearance of a biomprphic form.
     After  scanning, the image is manipulated to enhance the color hidden with in the scan. Every RGB (red/green/blue) scan contains hidden colors. By using 'paint' software similar to Adobe's PhotoShop or Corel's Photopaint, these colors can be revealed, manipulated and enhanced by adding additional colors.
     After the digital manipulation is complete a limited print run of ten signed prints is produced using the latest high resolution "
Gicle" (a fancy way to say inkjet) print process. The inks used are light fast and permanent up to 200 years
     Drawings from Book 7 are meant to be mixed media wall hung sculptures with a measurement approximately three feet in either a height or width.
    25" x 17" Tasux T Bazode prints are available on matte archival paper using the giclee printing process with UV stable inks for a price of $300.00 each.

            Print below are from the "Tasux T Bazode" series
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“Drawing   — Book 7, #1055”, 2003/2014 Drawing — Book 7, #1072”, 12003/2014 Drawing   — Book 7, #1083”, 2009/2014
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Drawing   — Book 7, #1086”, 2004/2014 Drawing — Book 4, #737”, 1996/2014 Drawing — Book 4, #749”, 1992/2010
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Drawing   — Book 6, #1001”, 1991/2010 Drawing — Book 6, #862”, 1994/2010 “Drawing — Book 6,   #895”, 1994/1999
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“Drawing   — Book 5, #874”, 1994/1999 “Drawing — Book 5, #855”, 1994/1999 Drawing   — Book 4, #726”, 1989/1999

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“Virtual Sculpture, #1”, 1999 See Digital Sculpture Gallery for more.
CGI, electronic image
This is from a series of CGI virtual sculptures. This is an on going project. There will be no attempt to recreate this forms in real space. They exist as electronic images.

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“Implosion”, 1997 (from the story "“Tasux T Bazode”)
Digital Geclee print on paper
This is the result of a malfunction in the Gravity Well Accelerator control. As occasionally happens when a Scizentheens ship is exiting a DMS Gate, a small moment in time collapses causing the space around it to also collapse. A Gravity Well Accelerator can stop the collapse. If the control fails there is a very loud sucking sound.

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“Plo's Warp Ship Over The Desert Planet Ahmun”, 1996
(from the story “Tasux T Bazode”)
Digital Geclee print on paper (one of six)
This is a short computer animation using, of all things, Pixar's "Typestry 2". I love this little program. It is so simple to use and does so much. I have looked at most of the the 3D drawing programs, and have found nothing under $500 that will do what I want — for $3000 yes. None have been designed to work the way clay or metal works.
Click to enlarge “Baghdad by the Bay”, 1995, 17"x 24".
Woodblock style computer printed on vinyl (one of four)
From 1972 until 1992 I did very little 2D freehand mountable work. Most of the 2D work was photography, notebook drawings and scrap book pasteings. Then in 1989 I started doing computer graphics.
This image was computer printed on reinforced vinyl banner material, using a Vutec supper wide format printer, by Impact Imaging (out of business).  Triangle Coatings, at that time, how Triangle Digital makes ink used to print this image. From 1988 to 2003, I worked for Triangle Coatings as their Danacolors product Manager and Communications Coordinator. Danacolors product line consisted of artist oils and bulletin enamels. These paint products where used by artists for outdoor billboard pictorial painting. Unfortunately for both me and hundreds of artists, hand painted billboard images have been replaced by the large format digital printers.
Others from this series: GG Bridge, Antennae, Spray Booth

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“Study for Paint-X in Color” 1993,  65"x 65".
Ink on canvas
Both this and the black and white series started in 1992 and are ongoing today.This one is from a group of studies based on the “Paint-X in Black and White” series. In some cases there is a black and whit version one one side of the canvas and a color version on the reverse side. These canvases can either be hung on a wall or have a support that allows them to be free standing.

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“Study for Paint-X in Black & White”1992,  65"x 65".
Ink on canvas
One of a number of studies done for larger hand painted versions on 6' x 6' or larger canvas stretched in a steel frame. Each separate dot is placed by hand, a very long, methodical and meditative process. These paintings are explorations of Renaissance and Baroque art theory about apparent 3-dimensional reality,  perspective and pictorial space. The forms are based upon ones I explored in the production of the 1976 Delixie show .
Click to enlarge “Jallow's Decent”, 1972, 8"x 6".
Pen and ink on paper:
During this period of my life I was reading every metaphysical book I could get my hands on. I joined the Rosicrucian Order and belonged to the ARE, (the Edgar Casey Foundation). I was doing Kundalini (breath of fire) yoga with Yogi Bhajan, doing meditating at 3:30 AM, seeing Betty Bethards and Gavin Arthur and dropping Acid with vegetarian longhairs out in Loganitus . I saw every rock group I could at the Fillmore/Winterland; Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Butterfield Blues Band, The Jefferson Airplane, Cream, The Chambers Bros. Blue Cheer, The Electric Flag, CSNY, QuickSilver Messenger Service, Rolling Stones. So many names, so long ago – everything is different, 'cept the cheese! And if you haven't seen the ad for California cheese , you don't have any idea of that I'm talking about.
Click to enlarge “Psychedelic Reaction to 'Sharks Dream”, 1968, 20"x 30".
Water color and graphite pencil on paper.
"Shark's Dream" is a painting by William T. Wiley done in the late 60's. I had a show at the Dilexi in May of 1967 showing a series of environmental pieces, which can be seen at the bottom of the  Sculpture page. I had started to teach at the University of Cal at Davis with Bob Arneson, Clayton Bailey, William T. Wiley, Wayne Thiebaud, Roy DeForest and Manuel Neri. Some of the hot students that were there then were Bruce Nauman, Chris Unterseher, David Gilhooly, Gerald Walburg and Steve Kaltenbac. Peter Vandenberge was there the year before but took a job at San Francisco State.
Click to enlarge “Bridge Street Over Water”, 1967, 10" x 15".
Oil pastel, graphite and colored pencil on paper with college elements.
During this period, two years out of the Masters of Art program at San Francisco State U., I was still very much immersed in Abstract Expressionism. During my undergraduate work both Peter Voulkos and Aaron R. Mosley influenced my work — Aaron's use of line is evident in this work and Peter's raw directness toward clay can be seen in the first two images on the cups page. During this time my primary interests were art, women and small sports cars — in that order. The title for this drawing is based on names of two women I had interest in from that time.

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