Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Season's Greetings and.................



...............Happy Holidays!    Created from a photo of my "house series" and processed via Pixlr.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Square of Heavy..................

...Gravity.   Digital exploration sourced off one of my Tech Shaman creations.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

@ the Halley Ford.......




........Museum today.  Wonderful exhibits.  Exceptional paintings and sculptures.  MMmmm a truly uplifiting and inspirational experience.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

William Stafford show.......................

.......opened tonight.  I was honored to receive 2nd place in 2D work.  All the entries were exceptional and I'd recommend seeing the show if you are in the area.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

@ the bomb testing............

testing site.  Finalized and framed.  Ready to enter into the show.  painting dimensions 18x24-inches.  Wood panel with acrylics.

Inspired by the work of the same title by William Stafford.


New Show................

......coming up.



Sunday, October 26, 2014

At the bomb testing.........

.....site.  Interpretation of William Stafford's poem "At the bomb testing site".  18 x 24-inches.  Acrylic.  Finished! (which I've sworn at least a dozen times today..but it's just .....about there.).

Here is the LINK to the poem.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

@ the bomb test

.....site.  Progression #5.  Getting there. One more weekend to go.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

@ the bomb..................

.............testing site.  Progression.  Not yet finished.  Lizard begins to realize.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

At the.........

.....bomb testing site....#2 in progress. 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At the..............

.........bomb testing site.      In progress.  I'm happy with it so far.  Roughly 24 x 20 inches on panel.  Acrylics.  Inspiration from the poem by William Stafford.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Late summer,........



Sights........the flowering of mechanisms to kiss the sky & whirl acolytes in an inquisition of faith........"have you truly no doubt, suspended in the aether?"




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The End, My Friend...........

...........has gone and rolled around again.   Oregon State Fair.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trekking .............

......the yard.  Remounted the SainSmart Ultrasonic module to the front of the unit and it works pretty well, though now I see a need for either a servo mount (to scan side to side) or several more units mounted at 45-degrees for 'side' vision.   Next up, edge detection circuitry.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Robot.................

...meandering.  The HC-SR04 ultrasonic ranging module isn't working at this time - the width of the 'beam' catches the battery pack, but it works in photovore mode (although best in low light levels).  Need to devise a more forward mount for the module.

The 114:1 gear ratio of the Tamiya dual gearbox works fairly well, but already I'm seeing a need for higher voltage motors....something along the lines of the Pololu 130 6-volt units.  They'll drop into the gearbox with no modification.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Untitled..................


painting......acrylic, roughly 10x10-inches on panel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Beginning.............

of the Robot Invasion!!!!!!!   Basic transport mechanism with the Arduino/electronics platform mounted.


Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Walking................

....Beast.  Salem Mini-Maker's Faire..and JUST this was worth the price of admission.

website for the Walking Beast


Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prayer...............

flag for Creativity. Make.  Do.  Create.

Created for Dayna Collin's Prayer Flag Project.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Untitled.........


photo editing of a new series of mounted masks.  Life sized, ceramic, bisque fired.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yet, Another Crow...............

...emerges from the mind.  Ceramic, bisque fired, acrylic finished. Life-sized.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Panoramic view of the Painted Hills........

....near Mitchell, Oregon.  This is the result of nine frames stitched together using AUTOSTITCH.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cloud break over............

...
.the Wallowa mountains at La Grande Oregon.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dreamship...................

......Voyage Beyond..........  Assemblage.  Roughly 14-inches x 9-inches x 2-inches.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mathematics.........

......in progress of exploration.  12x12 wood panel. Acrylic and ink.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Collage on..............




 ......watercolor paper.  Mixed media - acrylic, latex, laser toner transfers, pencil, pen, pastels.  9"x12".

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Guardian of Memory............

.....Shrine of Time.  Different view.  Same great taste and no extra calories.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Guardian of Memory.......

......Shrine of Time.  29-inches x 12-inches x 6-inches. Mixed media.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Guardian..............

...of Memory, Shrine of Time.

Still in progress, but....close.  Assemblage/sculpture.  Wood, metal, ceramic. Working clock.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

WAR OF THE...........................

....WORLDS.  The last valiant effort of the Thunder Child versus the Martian War Machines.  Painted by John Straub.  Approximately 32" x 20".   For those who are not in the know, check out Jeff Wayne's War of the World album and the song "Thunder Child"

Youtube link HERE

Saturday, January 4, 2014

2014 ......................

............open for Possibilities!   It's a mite cold out in the studio...but my table in the utility room is loaded for bear.