From a 1983 series of acrylic paintings I did called “They Wear Masks So You  Don’t Have To” inspired by a discussion among friends where we agreed that the reason politicians were so rotten is because decent people are so repulsed by the work one has to do to be a politician. Its 17.5 x 24 inches, acrylic on plywood, with a finished edge, no frame.  

From a 1983 series of acrylic paintings I did called “They Wear Masks So You  Don’t Have To” inspired by a discussion among friends where we agreed that the reason politicians were so rotten is because decent people are so repulsed by the work one has to do to be a politician. 
Its 17.5 x 24 inches, acrylic on plywood, with a finished edge, no frame.  

I may have been dreaming of Mars by Greenmanwest
9x12 Lustre print now available on DeviantART for $7.67 USD

I may have been dreaming of Mars by Greenmanwest
9x12 Lustre print now available on DeviantART for $7.67 USD

myself as Lord Running Clam wearing a humanizing mask (he is, after all, a Ganymedian Slime mold)

myself as Lord Running Clam wearing a humanizing mask (he is, after all, a Ganymedian Slime mold)

Two early Earth settlers on Mars realizing that there is nothing there except rock.

Two early Earth settlers on Mars realizing that there is nothing there except rock.

“…..no single person who has ever lived will be able to tell you what happens. Period. Nobody’s right and nobody’s wrong. So what do you do, then? With my experience, and how my mind works, and what I think about—let’s call it “the disappearing mind stream”—when you follow your thoughts and watch them attach to certain things, it makes certain things real and other things unreal, and you realize that this is all created by your mind.”  Laurie Anderson (interview, Amanda Stern, The Beliver 2012)

“…..no single person who has ever lived will be able to tell you what happens. Period. Nobody’s right and nobody’s wrong. So what do you do, then? With my experience, and how my mind works, and what I think about—let’s call it “the disappearing mind stream”—when you follow your thoughts and watch them attach to certain things, it makes certain things real and other things unreal, and you realize that this is all created by your mind.”  Laurie Anderson (interview, Amanda Stern, The Beliver 2012)

Someone today asked me why I am doing so many profiles - well, everyday I go out to look at the very active cloudscape here in Arizona (always full of shapes this time of year) and the faces are just there. I have to draw them. 

I may have been dreaming about Mars

I may have been dreaming about Mars

Imaginary clouds, imaginary stones, imaginary artist

Imaginary clouds, imaginary stones, imaginary artist

On a trip to a local antiques mall (the Brass Armadillo, near Glendale Arizona) I found some very creepy dolls.  I found the post-autopsy devil baby most disturbing.  I tossed in the cute troll because I have fond memories of a troll from my childhood.  Dolls: they aren’t just for kids anymore.

One Tiny Owl

One Tiny Owl

Moonrise over imaginary hills

Moonrise over imaginary hills

Mike gets ready for the big deal.

Mike gets ready for the big deal.

The swamp, near the perimeter fence where they were made.

The swamp, near the perimeter fence where they were made.