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que sera sera.

que sera sera

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

que sera sera. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

purchase info HERE

que sera sera, installed

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Interoffice envelopes travel.

I’ve been on the road and don’t have a new artwork for you this week, so instead you get updates.

The unsold interoffice envelopes went on display at a brick and mortar gallery– here are two install shots.

 

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Meanwhile, here is what one collector did with two of them. I love this framing choice, and you get to see.

 

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I have a lot of works on paper up in my house without framing, but that is about cost as much as my bohemian I-live-IN-a-painting-studio decor. The right presentation is the one that helps integrate the work into someone’s life. But I was tickled to see them floating with the strings showing, rather than behind a mat. 🙂

 

hope #2.

hope #2.

hope #2. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

On to a new batch of interoffice envelopes. These have shocking red strings, text, holes etc. Terribly excited.

SOLD

hope #2.

plenitude of the praxis.

plenitude of the praxis.

“People will be truly critical if they live in the plenitude of the praxis, that is, if their action encompasses a critical reflection which increasingly organizes their thinking and thus leads them to move from a purely naive knowledge of reality to a higher level, one which enables them to perceive the causes of reality.” Paulo Freire

plenitude of the praxis. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

purchase info HERE

plenitude of the praxis. (installed)

Chiron #2.

Chiron #2.

“Decide no suit, until you have heard both sides speak.” -fragment, “Precepts of Chiron” maybe by Hesiod

Chiron #2. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

purchase info HERE

Chiron #2.

The drawing is done in hard light graphite pencil which turns silvery in most light and the piece is hard to photograph. I decided it’s a feature not a problem, but it is a problem to show the piece on the internets.

I plopped it on a flatbed scanner and tried that way. Here is a detail shot.

Chiron #2. (detail)

Anyway. Why does Chiron have human legs? In the oldest ancient Greek images, he was given human legs to set him apart from the centaurs, who were a rowdy bunch and not at all learned. He was also shown wearing clothing, because he was civilized.

The Romans preferred to depict him with equine legs only, and they also gave him horsey ears.

Oh goody there is an image on wikimedia commons, so I can show you.

And another: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DSC00301_-_Chirone_e_Achille_-_500_a.C._-_Foto_G._Dall%27Orto.jpg

my invert queen.

my invert queen.

I once had a student
Who would sit alone in his house at night
Shivering with worries and fears.
And come morning
He would often look as though
He had been raped by a ghost.
Then one day my pity
Crafted for him a knife
From my own divine sword.
Since then
I have become very proud of this student.
For now, come night
Not only has he lost all his fear,
Now he goes out
Just looking for trouble.
–Hafiz tr. Daniel Ladinsky

my invert queen. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

purchase info HERE

my invert queen.

Chiron.

Chiron.

Chiron. mixed media on interoffice envelope 15 x 10″

purchase info HERE

Chiron.