Artist Statement: The Other Side of Seeing
Electromagnetic energy spreads from mile-long radio waves to frantic little gamma rays. The visible light that we notice is just a little blip somewhere near the middle of that vast rainbow.
If we lived at the pace of rocks, we’d see the slow swings of eons, mountains rising and stars jostling for North Star position. If we lived at the level of diatoms we’d struggle with Brownian motion as individual water molecules danced and shoved.
I'm neither rock nor diatom but sometimes I see where the edges are, the places where if things were slightly different, everything would shine newly wondrous.
What you can see is always more than what you do see. I hope to show you what's on the other side of seeing.
I have a rotating display at Pablito's Taqueria in Friday Harbor, WA, and a few more at Demeter's Bakery. Go to Bakery San Juan to see portraits.
Most of the frames are simple varnished boards, showing about 1/4" around the image and having a depth of about 1 1/2". Drums are generally acrylic on deerhide, sprayed with matte varnish to allow them to be played without damaging the paint too much.
Pricing: In general, my pieces are about $1.55 per square inch, rounded to the nearest $25. I prefer cash but am sometimes open to trades. I will pay the State tax and commission to the gallery, you pay shipping.
The blog is the most frequently updated part of this site. Plus, I just started using Instagram (see button below). My phone doesn't work on Waldron so it is not frequently updated. After looking at the pictures I took when I was visiting my son in the Bay Area, I realize that I actually do have a photo aesthetic. Check it out!