Saturday, December 24, 2011

event horizon / oil, pastel / canvas / 15 x 17 inches

Monday, December 05, 2011

intro world / oil / canvas / 12 x 12 inches

Friday, December 02, 2011

accept rest
like a welcome guest
in your home
there is nothing
about the
beginning of a war.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

natural history / oil / wood board / 2 x 4 ft.

Monday, November 21, 2011

always find ways to challenge yourself, so that you can grow and change, and it will help with the feeling of creating satisfaction with yourself and what goes on in the world around you.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

i accidentally broke my Yuin pk2 headphones. i miss them dearly. best sounding earbuds i have every laid my hands on. i tried re-soldering the connection and didn't seem to get anywhere with that. Catherine is sick with the stomach flu. it hurts to see her sick. oh Saturday, you have betrayed me with the prospect of hope and now there is no music.

Friday, November 18, 2011

the arteries of a tree / oil / wood board / 2 x 4 ft.

Monday, November 14, 2011

i can't hear you screaming / oil / canvas / 15 x 27 inches

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

under a desert night sky / oil / canvas / 12 x 12 inches

Sunday, November 06, 2011

to escape the maze,

simply shine the brightest

you've ever tried.

those that perish

found that the toughest part

was navigating

the self.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

There’s too many steps

From here to my bed

I don’t know how I’ll face the challenges

Along the way

Taking only my passion

For sleep as my weapon

My dreams become

Reality in forgotten steps.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

the renaissance man / oil / wood board / 8 x 10 inches

Monday, October 24, 2011

exotic walnut / oil / wood panel / 16 x 20 inches

Thursday, October 20, 2011

another life
awoken by the pleasures of the day
is filled profound
by every observable breath
and along the way
gentle is the hand
that lays
life to rest.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

hallowoods / oil / canvas /48 x 57 inches

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

my new website is up and running. please enjoy. ill be writing posts over there as well as here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Everything you love
starts on stilts
Held up by your
eternal shadow
even after
there is
the song of you.

Monday, August 29, 2011

its been a while since i posted anything. this last painting i just painted took me about a month to complete. i spent hours each day out in my backyard, painting, erasing, merging, adding more color, trying different perspectives, moving the waterfall around, implementing clouds, taking the clouds away, making the water darker, lighter, adding trees, removing trees, adding them again. this work is intended to be a signpost along the way, signifying the promise of what can exist as a mentality for summertime as well as the way things feel when you know it comes to a close; that painful realization that whatever vacation this is may be coming to an end. i wish i simply was there and that was life, not this suburban place full of strip malls and debt. i have had to paint outside because of my driving situation. my dui from july won't be settled until the end of September and because of that i have no license and this is definitely a city for drivers. asking for rides down to my studio is difficult because i have to get back home at some point and i tend to work there late so that it counts. to say that i have had a lot of time to reflect on my mistake is an understatement. both emotionally going to jail and financially what this has done to me has made me feel like i have taken way too many steps back in life instead of steps forward. but i tell myself to keep working hard and persist no matter what. i am a painting, an artist, a poet and i must keep any means i have to help keep me going in these endeavors. to give up and do something else would be a great loss to everything and everyone around me. it is hard but parts of life are always going to be hard. know that what you find you do is honest and that's what counts. the longer i stay a painter, the more i realize how honestly difficult it is; one to keep making paintings and two, to be able financially to continue making paintings while at the same time paying credit card bills, buying food, and paying for all the other expenses of life. i can only hope that as always the universe will provide for me and it will see that what i am doing is important and honest work and that it supports such energy. i have no idea if that is ever the case but my experiences have led me to have some kind of trust in these matters. no one is yet trying to take any of it away from me so that's a good thing still. so these thoughts have been here with me all the while and that has been part of why there has been such a long silence here at the sunrise room. it happens. this painting, The End of Summer, it has been all my work to me. And now it is finished it feels good to feel a finished painting. to look at it and remind myself that this is what i do no matter what, and i am a painter and pictures is what i make.
the end of summer / oil / canvas / 66 x 36 inches

Friday, July 29, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

a father's love / oil, acrylic / wood board / 4 x 2 feet

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I am afraid. I am brave.

The man within me, was a child once,

And along the way

Everything happened.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

i want to make it through / oil, acrylic / wood board

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

hunter / acrylic, india ink / wood board / 48 x 24 inches

Monday, May 30, 2011

new sign for studio / legos, light rope, varnish, silicone gel, spray paint / wood boards, hangers

Sunday, May 29, 2011

the wood he worked with / oil, acrylic / wood board / 48 x 24 inches

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

jacob's hourglass / oil / canvas / 24 x 34 inches

Sunday, April 03, 2011

hyperdrive / oil / canvas / 32 x 32.5 inches

Friday, March 18, 2011

light and wood installation
oil, acrylic, wood boards, blue light rope, white led lights, wire, screws

the first picture is actually upside down i decided not to rotate it that's how it came imported into the computer. i thought it looked good and liked how the entire installation feels fresh looking at it flipped like that. i put it all together on the wall outside of my studio and it helps bring a lot of light down a dark corridor. enjoy.
i've forgotten
amidst everything
that the key
is just
lying in the grass.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

the wheel of time / oil, acrylic / canvas, kozo paper / 29 x 40 inches

Sunday, February 20, 2011

the legend of spring / oil / canvas / 49 x 54 inches

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

the groan of people
the trembling edifice of science
longingly the universe
waits for
an answer.

Monday, January 31, 2011

ravine / oil, acrylic / canvas / 24 x 34 inches

Sunday, January 23, 2011

far from home / oil / canvas / 42 x 40 inches

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Having flashbacks
Of playing Zelda on my couch
Middle of the night
like a child

Operation fix
the problem lies
with the downstairs light
being on

Must Make
Mind milk

Monday, January 03, 2011

if there is a way
for snow to fall
i make good friends
with the cold.