Chance Composition. Overspray.




Janna Levin.  A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines.

Yoshitaka Amano.  The Complete Prints of Yoshitako Amano.

John Banville.  Infinities.

The Brothers Quay.  Street of Crocodiles.

Atari Teenage Riot.  Is This Hyperreal

Alec Empire.  Intelligence and Sacrifice

Categories : Random Compositions

Chance Collection: From Under the Eaves


Items found when cleaning out from under the eaves.   Screws, a clam shell, a fishing lure that says something about Nebraska on it and a wide variety of primarily squirrel bones but also a few larger vertebrae that might be hare.

Categories : Random Compositions

Documenta – May 2011


Garage to studio conversion:  window installed in one of the garage doors.

The concrete floor was uninsulated with no vapor barrier so we ended up raising the floor  1 1/2″ to insulate.

Raising the floor meant raising the existing doors.

Chance Collection.  A retractable measuring tape that quit retracting.  Selection of toasted concrete drill bits that were good for about 40 holes if you resisted pressing on the drill, 15 if you didn’t.   Bit on the farthest right was used to stop up the insulation to floor glue bottle.  And a regulator which didn’t, though it did for about 12 years.  The diaphragm went out approximately 5 minutes into a 20 minute oxy/acetylene cutting torch job.   It was on the oxygen tank.  It is entirely possible to complete the job by having someone you thoroughly trust with quick responses use the on/off valve to keep the oxygen carefully adjusted.  I’m not recommending this, mind, but I know it’s possible because guess who got that job.

No studio, no internet but a world of drawings.  8 x 6″.  Pen, ink and pastel.

Four wheeler trail through oak ferns.



China Mieville.  The City and the City

Iain M. Banks.  Transition

Paul Auster.  Invisible

Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Two novels:  Jealousy and In the Labyrinth

Lizzy Oxby.  Extn.21

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros.  Streetcore