Journal

Refined-Sketch-01
Series

Working Through Sketches

I’ve been keeping a sketchbook to record the visual ideas that come to mind while reading Lectures on Ancient Philosophy. These sketches predominantly are based on the ideas from Manly P. Halls writings. Below are sketches 1-12 with explanations and plan for what the final image(s) will look like. Some of these are vector based for simplicity,

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Bradley University Pool
Series

A Collection of Images Representing Higher Meaning

View my series Symbolic Reference or Heirachies of Thought for similar imagery. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been sorting through images I’ve taken past and present. I just finished reading Manly P Hall’s Lectures on Ancient Philosophy and am working on converting his text to illustrations, something I’ve had in mind since I started this difficult book

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Bills Green Marble ver1
Series

Animation Sequences of Little Planets

View complete Little Planets image series. Below are images, videos, and animated gifs that all relate to patterns found in nature or resemble planets from a microcosmic point of view. It’s important for me to replicate each still image into video and animation formats because I see so much of our visual language pushing towards

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Planet 17
Series

Planets and their Variation

View complete series of focus-stacked Little Planets. After taking some time off from all the reading I’ve been doing I’ve begun (slowly) re-approaching my underlying thesis of translating philosophical principles into visual language. I’m starting with more macro photography, for now, as I find the break of normality it offers refreshing. I became invested in the

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Canaanite view of Cosmos
Series

Convergence from Multiple Threads

View my entire series of SubmergedView more images of The FlameView more images from Exposed Spaces EnclosedView more images from Geode Nebula This post will detail an overview of my work so far under the thesis of symbols and their philosophical implications. I began working with symbols because I believe they hold keys to past knowledge we have lost,

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Our Space no.5
Series

Our Space

I’ve decided to begin my exploration of ancient philosophical ideas and the writings of Manly P. Hall through the filter of duality. From the metaphysical viewpoint, duality refers to the physical separateness of related yet opposite phenomena or modes of being. Our entire world exists in these polarities and it seems this is a good place to

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Flames no.3
Series

The Flame

View additional version of these images in my series The Flame. There have been a number of good things happening I feel with this new line of work, such as having a sense of purpose. With this feeling, however, comes the burden of knowing how unable I am to fully process or understand the very thing

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Best of undoingautumn video still
Videos

Preparing for the Fall 2015 Semester

As I’m beginning this semester there are things I want to delve into things at a deeper level, such as composite photography, digital painting, and video slideshows. I’ve dabbled in these three things throughout my undergraduate program at UW Stout but have not yet pushed the potential of these techniques. My strongest composite photography can be seen in

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Dabls
Videos

Dabls and the MBAD African Bead Museum

In Detroit there is a man named Olayami Dabls. He is an esteemed fine-artist, museum curator, and historian who has lectured extensively on African Material Culture to international audiences for over 30 years. For the last 12 years Dabls, as he likes to be called, has been building a showcase of African art all around

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Susan-Sontag
Writings

Susan Sontag: On Photography

eginning as an assignment for my second year at graduate school at Eastern Michigan University, my professor Jason DeMarte had me read On Photography, which turned out to be one of the most reflective books I’ve ever read on the subject. This book is more than just another artists opinion, it’s rings deep and true on

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