Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I am the ERASER.

The color that we see on a painted surface is reflected light. The paint reflects the light that we see and call it's color, but it is actually sucking up all the colors we don't see. For instance red paint is actually yellow and blue. "Red" paint absorbs and gathers blue and yellow light and REJECTS the red light, it is reflected back at us to perceive as "red".
Get it? I didn't think so.

White light is all the colors of the spectrum mixed together, but a white canvas is actually black because it has no color of it's own. It reflects all colors back to us and we only perceive it as white. When I begin to paint on a white panel or canvas I am merely stripping away or erasing the layers of light and revealing the art that was unseen. I am taking colors away from the white, so that only some colors are reflected back and no longer perceived as white.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tattoo Machines

Here's a few simple designs for some tattoo machines I did a few years ago. The tattoo machine has stayed basically the same since 1876. These were an attempt to make a new type of machine.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

There are no stars in the sky and that is why

I was looking at the sky noticing how few stars you can see. Even on a clear night in the city, only a few of the brightest stars will make it through the multitudes of artificial lights. A thought came to me.
My theory is that at least in part, some of the problems of the inner city (drop out rates, schools, crime, bigotry, poverty, the lack respect for themselves, others, and nature) is due to the city lights. At night you cannot see any stars. People have lost there sense of wonder. They can't look up in the sky in awe and realize the magnificence of the universe, and wonder at their place it. --just a thought.

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