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The drawing process with Life Drawing

August 17, 2017 - There is a story of a zen monk who would get drunk on rice wine then dip his long hair into a bowl of ink and swing it a...
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Art is...

July 26, 2017 - Art is... ‘ Art is…’, is the title for an upcoming show at 1810 Gallery in Sacramento, California. The inspiration with...
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Life Drawings, an interview

August 22, 2016 - Life Drawings, an interview... Q: Can you please discuss this current body of work you’ve titled ‘Life Drawings’? I...
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Drawing from Life... a collaborative artpiece with Sek3

April 04, 2016 - I started the day with sitting in a chair and drawing on a pad with pen, forming a cluster of figures. I’m here in a hot...
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Religare... with the words of TS Elliot

November 24, 2014 - Some scholars have traced the origins of the word "religion" to it's latin roots of 'religare', translated as "to reconn...
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empathy from California to New York

October 03, 2014 - So here I sit, in this beautiful gallery space in Brooklyn, New York known as Succulent Studios. It is an amazing experi...
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portrait of a man in words

September 19, 2014 - This is a collaboration piece between a writer friend of mine named Lapo and myself. I've never done much collaboration...
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aliennation...

September 16, 2014 - This current drawing "Aliennation", is available for purchase thru a bidding system on an auction site. If interested, p...
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the yellow house and the artists...

September 12, 2014 - The second drawing presented from the recent series created during a 2 week retreat into nature is "the Artist." This pi...
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all in the name of 'love'?

September 08, 2014 - In the artist's spirit of always pushing the creative envelope, the creativity is not limited to the art itself. Or perh...
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the Retreat

September 07, 2014 - I have just returned to the city from spending the last 2 weeks on a retreat in the Sierra Nevada Valley of northern Cal...
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the Tao, Carl Jung, and a lot of crosshatching...

April 11, 2014 - Expressions of the Tao, paying homage to the words, meanings, and spirit of the Tao Te Ching and it's author Lao Tzu. Fo...
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the spirit and the culture....

March 31, 2014 - In spiritual literature, one of the reoccurring themes is the duality of the self and the eternal, or the possibility of...
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Homage to Pema Chodron

March 28, 2014 - Its a challenge living on this earth. If you stop to look at the nature of these challenges, it can be overwhelming. Par...
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uprooted...

February 14, 2014 - I love meeting new people. I love being present with every type of individual and listening to their story. Past, presen...
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the truth transforms us (message to Christopher)

February 10, 2014 - Change is rarely met without the struggle of moving forward. Change, when it occurs with anything that we place high val...
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end of one year and beginning of the next (2013 reflection)

January 28, 2014 - the end of another year, the beginning of a next. Another page added in the compilation of our life's history and ever i...
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cell therapy II...

January 24, 2014 - As mentioned in the last blog post, I have watched a number of documentaries on prisons. This reflection was inspired by...
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cell therapy

January 23, 2014 - Recently I have watched a number of documentaries on American prisons. For no real reason at all. One in particular, "Af...
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the nature of everything...

October 21, 2013 - For around a year now, in my life and reflected in the art I create, the focus has been nature. Nature in the sense of u...
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paying heed to the words of Epicurus...

October 17, 2013 - A friend of mine once said, "without philosophy you're f@cked". Though a tinge crass, I hold these words true. At the be...
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primordial headpiece...

October 15, 2013 - When throwing one's self into the worldly openly, one is in a constant flow of meeting people from all spectrums. In my...
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The Screwtape Letters (by CS Lewis)... part 2

July 31, 2013 - So yesterday, I created a drawing of the character Wormwood, from CS Lewis' book The Screwtape Letters. The main charact...
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The Screwtape Letters (CS Lewis)

July 30, 2013 - Recently I had the joy of reading CS Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters". The basic format of the book is thru the narrative...
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mind itself is reality...

July 29, 2013 - This piece is the result of reflection that occured on this past Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana. I had awoken in the m...
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mourning love

July 06, 2013 - In the writing of my book yesterday, I was reflecting on where i've been and where I'm at. Mentally, spiritually. In loo...
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life has become a miracle again...

July 05, 2013 - Amidst the bbq's, beer drinking, music, and so fourth occuring all thru the city during the fourth of July yesterday, I...
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Transformation and Change reflection...

July 02, 2013 - A piece that I began while camping over night in nature... It seems like such a powerful way to find one's center again...
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focusing on what is important

June 25, 2013 - At the San Francisco Main Public Library, there is a show titled "On the Line" at the library's gallery section, which i...
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youth and age

June 18, 2013 - One of the subjects for anyone that follows these writings may realize that comes up often is the work that I do with th...
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paying homage to the elders

May 25, 2013 - For a few hours a week, for close to the last 6 years, I have had the fortunate experience to work with elderly thru a p...
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the recipe of struggle and victory

May 13, 2013 - Teaching at art college, it has been an experience of inspiration to meet so many young minds and witness evolution and...
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the sun and the moon...

May 08, 2013 - reflecting on the wisdom of the world... that even if the situation of the world may be of a dis-satisfactory state to p...
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letter to Daniel...

May 07, 2013 - In reflecting on the nature of suffering, the nature of love... human relationships came into question. Some of them I w...
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the process was one of transmuation, just like the concept of the piece itself....

May 04, 2013 - Such a simple piece, but to complete it was such an adventure... For an upcoming themed group show being flowers at Mode...
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apprecation of life reflection/expression...

March 24, 2013 - Imagined figure with reflection on appreciating life for the miracle that it is... enjoy. 'with these eyes do I see the...
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drawing from life...

March 23, 2013 - Though I don't do it often, in regards to art my favorite practice these days is drawing my elder students from life. Th...
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imagining Greg....

March 19, 2013 - One of my practices with art is to discover how I can use it as a form of giving to the world. I will explain why so in...
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homage to friendship

March 10, 2013 - Paying heed to friendship. Being social animals as a quality of our nature as stated by Aristotle, we go thru life accum...
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homage to Thich Naht Hanh

March 02, 2013 - Liberation and enlightenment do not exist outside of your own self. We need only open our eyes to see that we ourselves...
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filial piety

February 25, 2013 - A short story of one. I was surprised to come to my Art With Elders Class today and be joined by Mr. X. I am always mild...
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taking the leap

February 07, 2013 - the beauty of self reflection. For so long I was terrified to look back on my life deeply, not reflecting on missed wond...
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developing the language...

January 29, 2013 - I have always been a sensitive person that internalizes constant experience as far as I can remember developing first si...
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the self...

January 28, 2013 - In the process of working on my first book, a collection of artworks expressing a concept that began in 2002, I took sev...
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homage to my brother from another, Christopher Jernberg

January 24, 2013 - Deep in recent reflections of gratitude in past/present/future relationships is Christopher Jernberg. He is like family.
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the paradox of pain

January 24, 2013 - Listening to Lao Tzu's the Tao Te Ching, I have been inspired in various reflections. One of those is truth and it's par...
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vulnerability

January 23, 2013 - Though its been years, I love the art of self portraiture. I've always seen as a confrontation with the self. In art sch...
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imagined Helen bust... homage to my closest friend

January 23, 2013 - There is a place…. There is a place, for you. Like the night sky above filled with stars, yours is the nebula that expl...
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mediation in drawing

January 23, 2013 - meditation. Having gone on vacation, some do so to get away from it all. Party, let loose, relax. I did all this recentl...
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reflecting on friendship

January 22, 2013 - For 2 weeks, my friend Audi and I drove from SanFrancisco south crossing the U.S./Mexican border into Baja. We camped on...
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thank you elders

October 20, 2012 - The world is so alive right now. My eyes are involuntarily wide open, and it is overwhelming like daydreaming on the sho...
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chalk art...

September 27, 2012 - As a college teacher of artistic anatomy, I began using the chalkboard as the medium to visually demonstrate lectures on...
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