Minimalism. Symbolism. Absurdity. Comics. Contradictions. Illustration. Photography. Abstract Expressionism. Post-Dada. Post Post-Modern. Comedy.
I often make music as: The Fox in the Flowers
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Ian finds the Source of all Green by H.L. Goyer
It is the anniversary of a friends birth, and instead of buying or crafting him a physical gift and never delivering it to him I decided to make an art instead. So, here is a birthday art. A birthday art for Ian. Who once indeed found the source of all green.
Tapestry of the Cloud: Lion by H.L. Goyer
Been a while.
Collaborative work with H.L. Goyer
I’m very happy to share my third collaboration with the talented Christian Villacillo.
From left to right: 3am, Mid May, Northeastern Passage
A friend of mine asked me for some photographs to replace some other photographs I had previously given her. So, taking any opening I have to give away my art I went ahead and did a bunch of little series that I will do prints of and gift to her.
See my brilliance as an artist is that I will in my lifetime give away so much art that people will have too much to keep themselves, and will then end up giving to others. Eventually I’ll flood my tiny social network with so much art that it’ll spill it’s way to Nepal and back again.
Also my true brilliance as an artist is my idea for a booth at the Calgary Stampede (or your cities local large outdoor several week long fair type event, where I paint a sweet design on your clothing using the same type of mustard as you’ve stained your clothing with at the very event I’m at. Then instead of looking like a knob with a big blob in the shape of the crab nebula on your shirt, you can have a giant grab eating the planet earth in space, painted in mustard. Then instead of looking like a knob, you’ll look… well no, you’ll possibly look even worse… oh god I’m going to go bankrupt, aren’t I?
Though I don’t consider myself a “painter” per se (I don’t know what I consider myself, really… just an artist I guess!) but this is the only painting I have sold, which like Van Gogh earned me $100. That is of course a price most professional artists might scoff and laugh at, but to me is nearing the limits of what I would be comfortable accepting for my work.
Anyways the reason I am bringing it up is to draw a line to my music, which most people don’t realize is very closely linked to my artwork. This painting is based on a song I wrote of the same title. The painting is somewhat a representation of what I am perceiving as a result of my sound-colour Synesthesia when listening to this song. While painting it I listened to this track exclusively, and fostered an environment that better enabled me to focus on the colour aberrations interrupting my perception.
If you need a reason to stay tuned to my blog, this is probably it. I plan to devote a large portion of my time trying to explore this neural phenomena and hopefully provide some insight into the topic as it’s somewhat in its infant stages of understanding. All of my music is merely the sound track to the animations I intend to create to illustrate the stories that the songs are actually about.
Each song has a very specific story it is telling, and I will eventually turn the best of them into animated shorts that follow/echo/mirror/emphasize what’s happening in the music. The extra element is that the colours used in their creation will purely be added on as they correlate to the music, to try and give as close to a perfect representation of what I see to the viewer.
Eventually through experimentation and research I hope to create something truly impressive and organic in such a precise and organized format where it’s difficult to come across such things.
I’ve realized that it’s something that makes me feel somewhat disconnected from other people and sometimes even makes me feel a little bit “crazy”. So if I can manage to show people what it’s like, I think that will be a much greater step into understanding it. I don’t claim to know much about it on a scientific level; I only know as much as I personally experience. Hopefully at some point I’ll run into someone in my lifetime that will be on the science end of things working with me doing research on it.
Science and art together…. that’s pretty much the sexiest thing I have ever imagined.