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Chandelier and the Heavens
Series

History, Part 6 – Compilation of Image Series and their Place

View more images inspired from this writing in my series Hierarchies of Thought, Little Planets, A Variety of Figments, and Ancient Illustrations Revised. I want to wrap up the images I’ve been putting together since the 2015 Winter semester at Eastern Michigan University and summarize how things are going. It’s important for me to explain

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Monsanto Field
Series

Cultivation of Relapse and Unknowns

This post is an update on what I’ve been working on. Aside from mapping out ideas through a sketchbook, I’ve been pulling my sources of archived images and combining them with new images in an effort to composite more final pieces. I’ve learned a lot with my readings, but translating these ideas in image form

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Nowhere to Go
Series

My Reason for Making Art

Looking back is a relative thing, because the context of the current moment skews the truth. Why am I making artwork based on “hidden truths” found in western esoteric philosophy? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for awhile now. The short answer is that my definition of “being an artist” between high school and

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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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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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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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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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Modern Society
Writings

Modern Society

How in the future we will adapt to this “social network” and instant gratification.!? In an insane ad-based society with more influences than physiologically able to comprehend, we ride on this journey of technology that is doubling in memory and functionality exponentially. It’s not a question of whether we can handle this. We can. If

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