Thanks for Artwalking

Friends, family and totla strangers. Thanks so much for coming to thespring  Brewery Artwalk. Hopefully you experienced some art that spoke to you…or at the very least whispered in your general direction. I appreciate everyone that comes by to support all of us here at the Brewery. Hopefully we’ll see you again in the fall. Dates will be announced shortly. If you didn’t get a chance to visit I’ll have my newer stuff up on soon. Thanks again.

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There have been many, many trips to Burning Man and many, many plans to create something or other to display in the middle of the desert. As it goes time disappears and distractions mount. Participating in our theme camp was the primary focus for a long time. This year, at the last minute, I managed to pull together a little art project that would sit as a monument to my current obsession with the game of Go (igo, wei qi or baduk depending on your country of origin). The game originated in China some thousands of years ago and was nurtured and modernized by Japan. This structure was to be a nod to the Chinese and Japanese style of architecture without attempting to mimic any one structure specifically.

The plans had been rolling around in my head. I wanted to minimize the use of any screws or nails and make it as transportable as possible. I mocked up a little model in 3D and then set to figuring out the details…some of which didn’t emerge until actual construction.

Here it is, mostly finished. I did add four hanging pieces of fabric in the entryways to add contrast and motion.


Nearly complete less a few additional details.

There is more to do and I plan on finishing some of the details I had planned but did not have time to complete. I’ll also modify the structure a bit so it can live out on the open playa next year should I be accepted and placed by the Artery of Black Rock City.

Feel free to check our more photos in the PaGoda Album.

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my friend Jeff for assistance in the planning and producing of this project…thank you sir. And, of course, Becky for the encouragement and support in the sometimes crazy things I try to do. Thanks dear.

Thanks Everyone

I just thought I should say thanks to everyone who came by for Fall Artwalk. It’s always great to see how people react to the work (both good and bad) and have a chat with strangers who, for whatever reasons, identify with the stuff I do. 

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Thanks again for coming by. See you in the spring!

An experiment

It’s Artwalk time which means I open the doors to the general public and they come in and take a look-see at my work. Sometimes they walk in and walk out without a word or any thought about what they saw whatsoever. It’s fine, it’s their Artwalk too. Sometimes they try to sneak a picture even though I post little signs suggesting I’d rather they didn’t.

This time..this time I will not post those little signs. I will post another sign. One suggesting that images of my work are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license. If you really want to dig in, click the link.

I sell my work. The paintings and drawings. You can buy them. Most people don’t. A vast majority in fact. That’s fine but maybe, just maybe a captured image of the work can live on as something else. Maybe someone wants to remix it with something they did or something else they saw. This would be higher praise, I think, than shelling out some amount of currency for the physical thing I made. 

I’m still working out how to label and inform the public of this but as the subject of this post suggests, it’s an experiment. Yes, I’m aware that there is no putting the genie back in the bottle. Once it’s Creative Commons it pretty much will stay that way. I’m ok with that.

Snap away…use it to make something else…something greater I hope.



Something new…

There is still an urge to share thoughts that are longer than 140 characters with the world. My own chance to yell into the chasm as it were. When that urge happens those thoughts will end up here. For better or worse. Check back at a time that is convenient to you.