21” x 27” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. there are holes in the fabric that separates worldview from ours. these holes are generated when untrained human eyes peer into worldview unguided and are often referred-to as “eyes.” the eyes remain open and have become a major component of the “cycle of coexistent exchange.”
27” x 21” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. 53947 is a typeface designer. while his world is incredibly visually complex, i cannot see the fine difference. it is as if i am looking into a hd world with 8-bit eyesight. this limitation makes all the “new romans” look similar to me. my brain has created a construct to tell them apart in the form of a number tag. periodically, in our communication, 53947 has shown me his work. while i know each font is unique, my eyesight has boiled the text down into some variation of “times new roman.” the icon-a was responsible for 53947’s awakening, making the letter “a” a favorite reflecting-point in his work.
a greeble @ the door
35" x 23" (acrylic, cardboard and resonant window.) $500. the greeble are self-sufficient, self-replicating critters that wander the land of worldview. nothing brings them more pleasure than domestic work. often a greeble will find itself in another part of the world after following a trail of rubbish in ecstatic euphoria. this tendency makes the greeble a valuable resource for news exchange in addition to a thorough cleaner.
a perfect home
29” x 32” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. 53947, a typeface designer, and six live together in worldview. Even though six has the form of a cat, his function is as far from “pet” as can be—roommate might be a better term for the orange, vertically challenged critter.
you need a window here
33” x 26" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $375. occasionally, 53947 chooses to show me images of my world. sometimes they are playful observations from his side. other times, they are focusing pieces used to calibrate my sight using familiar structures or known concepts. buildings, i have come to understand, are frequently used to signify sturdy batteries of stored resonant energy. windows also serve this function in my work.
a starting point
27” x 28” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. there are holes between our world and worldview, burned into existence by untrained eyes. every so often, worldview’s longflame gets carried through these holes into our world. when the flame touches material infused with “resonant energy,” it combusts and forms “perfect creative human beauty” and a “bluebird.” the bluebird, made of left-over resonant energy, returns to worldview where the beating of its wings generates windpatterns that pull the longflame into our world, generating a perpetual “cycle of coexistent exchange.”
waiting for the miledean pen
32" x 26" (acrylic, plaster and cardboard on resonant window.) $300. having gathered the key from the forever cupcake, six waits on the edge of the great plain for the mileadean pen. the pen travels the environment of worldview on a seemingly random path, leaving a thick line of ink behind it. if the key is inserted into the side of the pen, it will right itself and take the keyholder on the most efficient path from where they are to where they want to be. they call this a golden path.
six outside lodestar
11” x 9” (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $120. six went on a journey to the framework bloom to get a block that would allow him to self-sufficiently make it to the top of the tall armchair (six has no vertical leap and often requires help to get to high places.) the path leads him through the okeanos mountains and it is at the midway that he stops to appreciate the beauty of lodestar, the pocketcity-turned-mega-city—a popular place of rest and guide point for travelers making their way through the majestic mountain range.
a long journey
28" x 32" (acrylic, plaster and cardboard on resonant window.) $300. six the cat cannot jump. he is bound to the ground and is therefore limited in his capacity to reach higher elevations(a favorite pastime of his) he takes a trip to see the “framework bloom” one day in order to acquire a block that will allow him to travel the height of an armchair-top on his own. the journey to find the bloom was a long one, but with the aid of the mileadean pen, it was a straight-forward one. the pen draws a perfect path to the users ideal location. all one needs to do is follow the line.
26" x 27" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $340 there is a famous explorer in worldview. he has an unquenchable appetite for exploration. when the okeanos mountains formed so suddenly, he was immediately drawn to explore their new extreme landscape. uncharacteristically under-prepared, he launched himself up the peaks with old equipment—made apparent when a rope snapped in the middle of the new range and he fell, landing on his portable battery—a pocketcity. the structure collapsed and spilled its insides to the mountain soil, reacting and growing into a full-sized city
the eye @flattop rock
27" x 23" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window. ) $500. on the other side of the okeanos mountain range is a large plain. the flat land extends as far as the eye can see. in the middle of this flat land is chimney rock structure with a flat table of rock balanced on top. this structure is known as flattop rock. on top of flattop is longflame and above that, a hole between our world and worldview. this is the hole, or eye, that is partially responsible for the cycle of coexistent exchange.
29' x 23" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. there are holes between our world and worldview, burned into existence by untrained eyes. every so often, worldview’s longflame gets carried through these holes into our world. when the flame touches material infused with “resonant energy,” it combusts and forms “perfect creative human beauty” and a “bluebird.” the massive bluebird, made of left-over resonant energy, returns to worldview where the beating of its wings generates windpatterns that pull the longflame into our world, generating a perpetual “cycle of coexistent exchange.”
34” x 28” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $350. the firecaster appears to gather resonant energy out of the air and compact that energy into longflame. the longflame is harvested and used for movable sources of resonant energy—an incredible convenience if one needed to refill a pocketcity and didn’t have the time to travel to the nearest naturally-occurring longflame. the firecaster is more than the device, incorporated into the works is a fully-functioning urban area. the entire entity is movable and it travels as the city’s needs require. it does require contact with sea-soil to process resonant energy.
24” x 36” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. longflame are free-burning, naturally occurring phenomenon. they do not burn hot. they do not destroy anything in their burning. they do not require feeding. longflame “burn” with the same energy that encourages “human creativity” and the people of worldview have come to understand how to harness its energy for productive uses as well as aesthetic ones. a pocketcity may be filled with longflame, acting as a portable battery of its energy.
12" x 12" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $200. like its companion, “brass trio”, this painting was inspired by a day’s worth of music of a specific genre. this trio appeared throughout the day, bringing their own sound to a mutually created, inspired, song of their own.
12" x 12 " (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $200. like its companion, “folk trio”, this painting was inspired by a day’s worth of music. through-out the course of the day the instruments presented themselves as the music shifted. this trio came to the table to play.
27" x 23" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant glass.) $300. on occasion I am given an image to re-balance my sight. This happens after an especially long absence from communicating. Generally these images are of things in my world, appearing in shades of a color—an opportunity to re-familiarize myself. Often these images come with deeper meanings under the rebalance. Green to remember life is around us—inside materials we might not normally consider “alive.”
in all places
27” x 21” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $400. the iconic are flowers that sprout randomly thru ought worldview. these resilient buds never wilt and they stand strongly despite the presence of nourishment. when standing within earshot of the iconic, the sound as though they are constantly babbling. the reality is that they are speaking world-truth, but as we are not always available to “truth” it often sounds like nonsense. this particular patch of iconic seems to have grown underwater, just off the shores of “gladwell.”
32" x 25" (acrylic, cardboard and resonant window.) $400. three necessary and dynamic forces in worldview. none of which are interchangeable, yet all are linked. water: the home of the forever cupcake—keeper of the key to the miledean pen and neutrality incarnate. fire: the sublime longflame—an endless resource that burns hot not with heat, but with resonant energy, creative and impactful. the air: where bluebirds dwell, a river of movement, the breathing of worldview.
six @ home
11" x 9" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $200. a constant companion to 53947, six enjoys the path of least resistance. this may be attributed to general cat behavior, but may also be the result of the fact that six has no vertical leap. he scuttles about his world, always trying to perch as high as he possibly can in any environment. this is difficult without the ability to jump, but six manages more often-than-not with a little help from others(primarily 53947). if one were to help six from the floor to the back of the sofa, one might notice six has the consistency of a wet lump of orange clay.
resonant flow/on top of flattop rock
10" x 7" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $250/set. resonant energy lives in worldview. it flows freely there in the form of the burning longflame. when this energy passes from worldview into our world,(through a hole above flattop rock, for instance) the reaction of its contact with buildings(storehouses of resonant energy) the result is an explosion that creates "perfect human beauty" and a "bluebird" that flies the remaining energy back into worldview. this cycle of coexistant exchange is captured in this set.
11" x 9" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $160. i like to paint my skyline. the towering structures of the buildings downtown have always captivated and inspired me. here is a tribute to my chicago—a moment of light in that perfect part of an active city night.
11" x 9" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $160. i like to paint my skyline. the towering structures of the buildings downtown have always captivated and inspired me. here is a tribute to my chicago—a moment of daylight.
5" x 4" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $100. longflame is a useful thing. it can be found burning quietly throughout the landscape in worldview. it does not burn hot and does not consume any noticeable fuel. it is reactive with resonant energy and when it comes into contact with a critical mass of this energy, can produce perfect creative human beauty. in worldview, it has been harnessed as fuel, a meditative focus, and as a tool for capturing images into resonant glass—just a few of its apparent uses. the tinderbox provides a spark point for perfect creative human beauty.
15" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $150. my mind immediately responded with ‘lite-brite.’ i placed 53947 in the cave of the source(where all things come-from)having just punched holes into the back of a canvas, illuminating the other side with a bare-bulb of truth. it seemed to me the only way i could capture light source in the way bambino managed with carrotstellation.
response to bambino 11 : carrotstellation
15" (acrylic, cardboard and glass.) $150 this phenomenon is familiar to me. there are spiral portals in the fabric of my world and the world of 53947(worldview). there is a cycle of energy that flows through these holes. creative fire from his world is pulled into ours. when this fire touches structures soaked in human creativity, that energy explodes and produces perfect creative human beauty. the after-affect draws the energy back into ‘worldview.’
(see respond. react)
15" (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $150. the picture of the other side of the hill hit me immediately. something on the other side of the hill had deflated that carrot and was gaining as a result. it seemed natural to bring ‘new romans’ into john’s surreal environment. they wait on supports, deflated, till they become buoyant, fed by the carrot. a heavy-handed nod to dali worked its way into this painting. response to bambino 3 : so this is what the other side looks like (see respond.react)
12” x 10” (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $100. useful longflame sprouts randomly in the environment of worldview. it can be harnessed to meet the world’s power and energy needs, it can be a focal point of meditation or a source of creativity. in this case, it is being gathered to be used as a creative tool. 53947 will use gathered energy in a single pulse to burn an image in window glass so i might trace it out.
sunrise on the beach
31" x 25" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $250.
he once told me it was necessary to take a moment of reflection.he thought this a clever piece of wordplay.he continued to explain the necessity for a moment to understand how things flow within each other and how the very existence of something seemingly insignificant can have profound effect on the things which surround it. sunrise on worldview—53947 experiences the new day—a walk on the beach, a glance out to see.the new dawn brings possibilities—each new day brings new beginnings—even if the beginnings are only continuances of yesterday’s beginnings.
33" x 32" (acrylic, cardboard and resonant window) $300.
this was an early painting in my communication.the early years were spent setting-up an understanding by which i might best understand his world.he issued probing questions to test my perception.what value do i place on spirituality, faith and worship?was i willing to shift my perception? was i willing to challenge those things i put the most strength-in? things may not be as they appear, reserve judgement, rethink positions.
72” x 16 ” (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $1000/ 3 panels
the city is a self-charging battery of human energy. when the longflame of worldview comes into contact with this energy, it “explodes” and creates two after-effects. one: perfect creative human beauty and two: a bluebird. perfect creative human beauty might manifest in many forms not limited-the greatest cake you’ve ever eaten, a piece of art or a book. this moment captured in this triptych (which may be converted to a free-standing screen) is one of intense beauty for me. fire to forge my work.
35" x 35" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $600.
just like me
30" x 34" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $300. this painting occurred early in my career. it was intended to bridge two worlds by an enlightened 53947. he has reflected me back to me. i didn’t’ t hear him in this painting for nearly two-years—a missed connection in this panel. 53947 encounters a figure that bears a resemblance not of form, but of action and intention. nothing short of himself can stop him, the power of the universe in his eye.
unknown @ the city on the cliff
31" x 25" (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $250. the city on the cliff is one of many urban areas in worldview. its structures contain the creative energy of the builders and residents of the city on the sea. the energy of the city keeps the land below it from falling into the sea. over time, the city on the cliff will become a city on a peninsula, then an island. without the city, the land would recede into the sea. unknown appears, challenging my perception.
the source @ gladwell
32" x 26" (acrylic, cardboard and resonant window.) $350 there are many sources in worldview. they all appear as blue tree-like structures. they don’t grow or shift size. they produce everything that exisits in worldview. they are creators, but they are not “gods.” the sources are factories, making things as needed. the city of gladwell, nestled in the mountains, has a rather large source at the town center. it dwarves many of the city’s structures.
24” x 40”(acrylic, cardboard and resonant window.) $250 .
i am fascinated with the concept of “living in the moment. we throw the term around in the hope it will invoke a more present state of being.i had been working with alginate in my explorations and after casting my hand, the realization that i had captured “the moment” in plaster hit me hard.woodworker, scott dermish had been creating with wood since he was a child.when he agreed to let me capture his likeness, i jumped at the opportunity to capture this dynamic individual in his moment.
12” x 10” (acrylic and cardboard on glass.) $2000
several years ago i had the opportunity to visit niagara falls. i was immediately struck with the awe of the environment and soon found myself floating on a boat in the middle of the falls. the impact of being surrounded by water cascading down from above me was unlike anything i had ever experienced and i was immediately emotionally overcome.this painting was completed while the rush of the falls was still fresh in my head.
32” x 26” (acrylic and cardboard on resonant window.) $25,000.
without this painting, i would not be the person i am today. 53947 had been having a dream. he was told by a blue bird to pass an old dead tree and climb a hill and on the horizon he will find “salvation.” he had this dream for years and never seemed to make it to the end before waking. this painting is the finale of that dream. it’s completion awakened 53947 to the knowledge of everything and generated a conversation that has resulted in hundreds of paintings with an equal number of life-changing dialogue.