I recently did a presentation about my work at the Rogaland Kunstsenter in Stavanger, Norway. I recorded the screenshot and audio on my computer while I spoke. Thats what this video is!
Please watch this educational video about my new project, THE HUM!
I kickstarted a Kickstarter in support of my current project out here in Taos, NM. I'm going to be collaborating with local healers to produce consciousness-shifting videos. We would really love to have your support! Details of the project
Anything helps! Honestly. Every $1 pledge helps weight the project higher in those crazy algorithms. And algorithms make the world go 'round. Like all Kickstarters, we have to reach the full funding amount to get any money, but the total # of backers is an important stat, especially at the beginning.
Did you ever bring an outlaw to justice or rescue a missing dog? Of course you have.
In that case, you know how great it feels to receive a reward!
I am offering some rewards of my own to help you recapture that just-received-a-reward feeling!
Which reward does your ego identify with?
All of these are still available and waiting for you to embody them!
Do you want to get a tattoo... but you're allergic to needles?
You can Tattoo me!
Yes, all of these hyperlinks direct to the same place
Talk to you soon,
I started a new Patreon page. I'm going to be exploring digital consciousness-shifting media. Please check it out and become a patron :)
Long before Donald Trump became president (Aug. 2016), I was working on a meme project on Instagram, combining quotes from "New Age" memes with images of The Donald. My motivation to create the series was truly personal but the message was universal.
There's a real potent archetype in the political zeitgeist right now that falls under the separation/tribalism/scapegoating umbrella. The way to power right now is to atomize us into small groups that have unified opinions and identify with their causes. I thought it was interesting to find this sentiment in a ton of New Age inspirational quotes. A lot of yoga and supposedly enlightened inspirational personalities encourage selfishness, leaving people "toxic" people behind, cutting friendships off, cleansing your relationships, etc. Of course this sort of strategy makes sense when there is emotional or physical abuse involved, but the context seemed to be advocating abandonment as the first step of crisis resolution. Which is the platform that the political Right ran on, this election: Building walls.
I found it interesting when I combined images of Trump with New Age quotes, the similarities in philosophy. When I started posting them on Instagram, a lot of yoga studios and yoga IG personalities were liking them. I still don't know if I identified this little-known faction of right-wing yoga teachers or it was just their promotional bots, liking anything with a "yoga" tag.
Theres about 30 of them on my Instagram and I put embedded a selection below:
Through a wild chain of events, I have found myself as the Artist in Residence and the Director of Exhibitions at the newly established PARSE SECO, an experimental creative space located in the heart of Arroyo Seco, Taos, New Mexico. An offshoot of PARSE NOLA, in New Orleans.
I'm living in the back of the gallery in an 1973 Airstream Land Yacht trailer. It can get chilly (it went down to -7º the other night) but she's got warm 70's vibes. She really rolls with some Fleetwood Mac and some white sage incense...
I've just been getting my traction here: meeting people, getting things set up and channeling ideas for the work I'm going to make here. There's some serious energy here beaming down from the mountains. I've heard it said that it intensifies whatever your intentions are, so I've been trying to keep a constant positive vision. I've been making memes, as I have realized that that is the way that I "draw"
This 'miracle' video is a available for free through this blog post.
The culmination of my residency with May is at hand. We have been building the infrastructure of the exhibit for the past few weeks in an abandoned Cadillac-dealership-turned-flowershop-turned-solarpanel-showroom.
It has been a grueling install period, led by Keene Kopper's amitious vision for the new gallery, but the seeds that we sowed are starting to bear fruit. It is, without a doubt the most complex show I have ever undertaken. Thankfully we have had much support in the form of wonderful volunteers...
The show opens May 7, 2016. We have about a week remaining. I'm really excited to see people interacting with the work!
A lot of people have asked me to explain my new branding- this video explains it all...
After a year offline, I am starting to slowly build a new website. You are here now! What good fortune!
I'm becoming more authentic and it's really cool!