"Live quietly and work with your hands." St. Paul
"Contemplation is always a revolutionary act." --Beverly Lanzetta, from Radical Wisdom
Anything, visible or invisible, may be contemplated. However, some things tend to draw the contemplative eye more closely than others. My artwork, and this website, are created with this in mind, out of a meditative intention for all viewers. You will find here both visual work and poetry.
On this page you may see two examples of my new work, which I am calling Square Mandalas. Also my latest book, contemplative photos of the sky over a summer lake, available here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10223436-equivalenting
Also featured here are: an entry from my "New Remnants" series, followed by a geometric "Scythe," and "Whisper," both from 2016. You will find these, with more examples of my work, in the Gallery of Visual Art. The header is from my "Feather" sketchbook, more of which can be found under "Themed Sketchbooks." The feather series is the only work currently on exhibit. They can be found at Framestyles frame shop in Minneapolis.
In June, 2020, I self published two new books. The first one, above, is a short, twenty page, six by six inch portfolio of drawings, graphite on gridded paper, all from 2019. The entire book can be seen here:
From 2002 to 2016 I was a Professor of Foundations Art at The Art Institutes International, Minnesota, in downtown Minneapolis. I taught college art for 26 years all together. Here is a video that two of my students created when they interviewed me for their Digital Editing class in about 2014.
No matter who tries to leave their mark,
The hills and dales are not impressed.