“a s c e n s i o n” : a heavenly experience

This is a finished version of the “Cloud Mirror” post from February.  Didn’t change much:  extended the length of the cloud segments & added the rising spheres.  Meditate on this, we are part of something greater !

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Amber World w.i.p.

Amber World or Tripped in Amber, something like that, exists as a set of abstracted loops constructed from single frame images (from the American Museum of Natural History), mainly dinosaurs, layered, animated and creatively degraded (as to render the original images incoherent, and yet, still organized).

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Cloud Mirror (a work in progress)

I’ve been collecting time-lapse clouds for a number of years and thought it was time for an assemblage of some of the nicest ones, but with an abstract twist (the mirror effect).  Kind of makes you look at it differently.

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01.19.2017: view from Sausalito

Got pounded by a storm yesterday, this was the view of San Francisco the next morning.


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01.01.2017, San Francisco

San Francisco makes the transition to 2017, viewed from Marin County.

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Seasonal Greeting GIFs



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Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge

It’s about 1.25 miles between the anchorages at either end of the span.  This video almost covers that in around 35 seconds, (I speeded up the video), meaning we’re traveling about 120 miles per hour.  Hard to believe.

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“The Age of Reptiles” by Rudolph Zallinger

thegreatageofdinosaurs-101This is a partial view of a large mural (110 feet wide, 16 feet high) completed in 1947 by art student Rudolph Zallinger for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.  A few years later, it appeared in LIFE Magazine as a part of the “The World We Live In” series which was later published in book form in 1955.  For kids growing up in the 1950s, this was our “go-to” reference on what life might have looked like when dinosaurs ruled the earth.  Obviously, thinking about this subject has evolved over the last 60 years, but this retro depiction still charms me.  I dream that some day, someone will make a science fiction film where people travel back in time to the age of dinosaurs, and find a world not unlike Zallinger’s “Age of Reptiles”.

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“Night Trips”: nocturnal experiments

A collection of photographic abstractions stemming from a disparate collection of nocturnal time-lapse shots collected over the last few years.  Improvisations, if you will.


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Bruce Conner and the Art of Juxtaposition

conner-imagef-00003Dennis Hopper called Bruce Conner “the most important artist of the 20th century”.  He frequently recycled stock footage, found objects, photographs, clippings, whatever, into “assemblages” filled with irony, humor & pathos.  I first encountered Conner via “A MOVIE” in High School nearly 50 years ago, and either consciously or sub-consciously, he has been a huge influence on my film work.  Bruce Conner:  It’s All True is a career spanning retrospective which will be at SFMOMA (San Francisco) from late October to January 2017.

“Mongoloid” is a Music Video Conner did for Devo.

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