Art Outside the Box

3/9/15 - New exhibit. Reid Center, Whitman College.

Many thanks to the Boyer House Print Shop for these lustrous prints;
but, for subtle colors that glow in the dark, rgb inevitably beats cmyk. The transmitted light of a good monitor is purer and more vibrant than the reflected light of the best pigments on paper. See how the leaves glow when the sun is shining through them from the other side of a tree, as compared to when you are on the same side as the sun, looking at reflected light. Like the difference between a stained glass window, seen from inside and outside a cathedral.

So here, in the same medium that I used to create them: pure, non toxic light !!!!!

Subject matter: Portraits including parts of the invisible world... the subject's interests.


Below is a list of short movies. They are experiments with color, blending several variations of an image into a montage.

After starting play, you can go to full screen by clicking the rectangle in the lower right hand corner of the movie progress bar.

The Garden of the Hesperides

The Three Sisters

Grandma's Kitchen

The Birdhouse: A Child's Eye View

New Paint Job

Ode to Backyard Beaters

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch

A Chance of Rain

Illuminated Manuscript

Tennis Anyone?

Periodic Table

Lights, Camera, Action

Swan Song

The following are collections.
Gallery Two
and Abstract Art have movies of the gallery.

Gallery One

Gallery Two

Abstract Art

Nothing here is necessarily in a final form.

The Garden of the Hesperides (d'après Frederick Leighton) is one of my best efforts so far, in terms of color harmonies.

Three Sisters features a color drawing on cloth by my (then) 9 year old granddaughter, Claire. We were taking a gardening class together at Sharpstein Elementary School, and I watched her lay it out with Picassolike boldness and confidence.

In agriculture, the three sisters are corn, beans, and squash. They have a symbiotic relationship.

According to Wikipedia:

The three crops benefit from each other. The maize provides a structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans provide the nitrogen to the soil that the other plants utilize, and the squash spreads along the ground, blocking the sunlight, helping prevent establishment of weeds. The squash leaves also act as a "living mulch", creating a microclimate to retain moisture in the soil, and the prickly hairs of the vine deter pests. Maize lacks the amino acids lysine and tryptophan, which the human body needs to make proteins and niacin, but beans contain both and therefore maize and beans together provide a balanced diet

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