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Cradle and 08:00 (twentyfourhours)

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by mar

cradle2014, acrylic on canvas
“Thinking involves not only the flow of thoughts, but their arrest as well.” Walter Benjamin, Theses XVII)

04:20 (twentyfourhours), Pink and Black, and two unrelated quotes

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by mar

“The nervous system is not contained within the body’s limits. The circuit from sense-perception to motor response begins and ends in the world. The brain is thus not an isolable anatomical body, but part of a system that passes through the person and her or his (culturally specific, historically transient) environment. As the source of stimuli and the arena for motor response, the external world must be included to complete the sensory circuit.” (Susan Buck-Morss, Aesthetics and Anaesthetics: Walter Benjamin’s Artwork Essay Reconsidered, October, Vol 62, Autumn1992, p.12)

“A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress.” (Walter Benjamin, Theses on the Philosophy of History)


Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by mar

Form 12x12

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Editing and recycling mode

Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by mar

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Two Things

Posted on: June 8th, 2013 by mar

ac20130606bathroom tiles

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Crooked Line

Posted on: May 20th, 2013 by mar

acrylic on paper, framed

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Acrylic on paper/canvas

Posted on: March 30th, 2013 by mar

acrylic on paper acrylic on paper acrylic on paperacrylic on canvas

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SJSU faculty show

Posted on: March 23rd, 2013 by mar

faculty show at Thompson Gallery, sjsu

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Posted on: July 4th, 2012 by mar

watercolor watercolor

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Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 by mar

recycled Yellow dresstoy plates on dry, cracked mud

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