This composition excerpt (< 3 minutes) is from a ~ 22 minute composition exploring a visual interpretation of the broad concept of personal space.
As I learn about the anatomy and the biochemical “magic” that occurs inside and among the nerve cells of our brains, along the spinal chord, and throughout the body, I create artwork that resonates with what I learn. Its never meant as a diagram or a scientific illustration per se but rather as an homage to the known and known neurochemistry that is at play in our sentience.
On view now at MAP (Maryland Art Place). Digital still (from video) print, 7-color on aluminum/dibond. 18″ x 32″
Narrative Threads (excerpt below) continues screening through July 27 at IA&A @ Hillyer in Washington D.C.
I just went to see Narrative Threads…Alan, I am so impressed (though not surprised) … I was so moved— it felt tortured and exhilarating at once.—viewer comment
There are narrative threads that bind us, those that unite us, and those that obscure our inner selves. These threads run through our psyche and impact our perceptions and how we are perceived. Those threads that bind us help us feel whole and secure. Help us feel in control and in command of our destiny. Those narrative threads that obscure our inner desires and our inherent rules for behavior tend to make us suspicious, untrusting, feel vulnerable and alone. These threads coexist and interact with each other, sometimes strengthening confidence, and sometimes weakening it. This art is homage to those threads. Threads of sexuality, disability, logic, intelligence, fear, loss, hopelessness, hope, biology and psychology, pride, happiness, joy, anger, and pain. My pieces, each of interest to me for what they represent alone, are merged, juxtaposed, layered, and each changes the layers above and below in time. This is an allegory to my experience of life and living and struggling and loving and feeling and thinking.
World premier of Intersectional Sparkle as part of “Artscape 2019: Animation on the Big Screen” happens at the Parkway Theater, 5 W. North Avenue in Baltimore Maryland 1-2:30pm and again 3-4:30pm Sunday July 21st along with 25 other short animations.
Note: An earlier version of this post had preliminary venue information which has been updated in this post with the correct location, date, and time.
Nine Signals (ed. 1 of 1)
This is a 12″ x 12″ signed print on aluminum base, an edition of one, and comes pre-assembled with hanging hardware attached to the print making for very easy wall installation. UPS standard shipping within the continental United States is included in the purchase price of the artwork.
Signals of Hope (video installation, 5 min 24 sec) joined more than 100 other artists at a benefit exhibition for the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center. The exhibition titled Alchemical Vessels 2018: Our Common Thread, ran from March 16 to May 5, 2018 at 1632 U St NW in Washington DC.