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Tune into the Vegetable Network!
Exciting New work on site at the Vegetable Network including drawings, photography, and cooking!
Take a fresh look at these fish. Salmon scattered alongshore of the Snoqualmie river lay still for eternal rest. After spawning in freshwater, none will make it back out to sea. Their molting bodies act as a vessel to provide marine nutrients to over 100 different freshwater organisms, including their offspring. A macro lens helps us view vast colors of the thriving micro-ecosystems which develop during different decomposing stages of these ancient sea creatures...
"ART VS TV!" now showing with a brand new Collage!
Thank you all for coming! Grand to be together! "ART VS TV!" Round 1: At your service! Dock Proph was heard spreading his word. “When waves turn into mountains and mountains turn to creatures, colors and patterns become your new teachers!" Meanwhile, School seems determined to win this battle! “With repetition, color, and line as my primary tools, I use my brush to educate fools!” Sit and relax as this tag team duo takes on the mighty Television in real life quality! Grounded Coffee, 28 Jane St. West Village, NYC View Trolling, Law Abide in Collage Gallery
Choose your entertainment wisely.
All Aboard! Let's get this show on the road, shall we... Next stop: NYC "ART VS TV!" @ Grounded Coffee House
When waves turn into mountains and mountains turn to creatures, colors and patterns become your new teachers.
"Dock Proph" at Chaco Canyon in West Seattle has closed. It's about time to bring the show across the country to New York City for a new school brawl at Grounded organic coffee & tea house in the West Village. The opening will be held on December 1st at 7pm, but the show will run throughout December. Invite your friends and family and come join the fun!
Opening night: 12/1 @ 7pm Grounded organic coffee & tea house 28 Jane Street (btw. Greenwich Ave. & 8th Ave.) W. Village NYC (212) 647-0943 http://groundedcoffee.com/
All fun and games @ the Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair comes to Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, offering artworks from almost 50 galleries from around the world, priced between $100 and $10,000. Hogue Cellars, official sponsors of the show have commissioned a series of work for the fair. Come watch me create a magazine collage of the Hogue wine label on 11/9 as well as an oil painting of grapes on 11/10. Enjoy the Show!
The salmon made the trip back from sea to breed in fresh waters, and have committed the ultimate sacrifice. Their bodies will now decompose, creating new micro ecosystems, giving all their nutrients back to the earth while providing food for their young. The salmons final resting place determines how this process unfolds, and at times seems to show the life force of the fish. During a trip to Carnation, WA, I documented this phenomenon along the intersection of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers, attempting to capture the beauty of it all, despite the stench.
What does it take to find appreciation in a repetitive lifestyle when every day seems to be the same? After viewing a scenario repeatedly, it becomes easy to take beautiful, subtle differences for granted. Each focus can have its own personality, though having similar colors, shapes, and tones. Attention to these subtle differences allows me to hide even greater ones. Repetition, combined with line quality and proper use of color theory can create exceptional depth.
All new series for Spring 2013! Welcome to Dock Proph.
As a lifetime swimmer, sailor and cancer sign, I bond with water. After travelling west, I found a new appreciation for mountains, their bond with the sea, and human’s vital role in their transformation. I use optical illusions to promote sailing & sustainable fishing through tales of creation & devastation. Moving patterns and repeating colors embody the connection of all things. Waves become mountains, mountains turn into creatures, and life dissolves into the sky. Welcome to Dock Proph.
'Studies' portrait exhibition. Hoftra University 2010
Creating a sensation of depth on a flat canvas is a difficult challenge. It may be easy to show a likeness of an object through line, or shape, but how do you make that object seem as if it occupies 3-dimensional space and is surrounded by air? The post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne revolutionized painting. Instead of relying on light and shadow, he invented a way to reveal depth and volume by controlling color. He systematically placed strokes of specific colors—opposing warm and cool colors, or complementary colors—to push and pull the space in his pictures without relying on the way light falls across forms.