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May 2, 2014
angela

Dialogue

I made these a year ago but I wasn’t ready to let anyone see them. I worked on these everyday for a while then. They’re a dialogue I was trying to open up to. Between me and me…or the universe and the universe. They are both, and they are silly.  They’re little drawings, because as it turns out the universe is ridiculous sometimes.

1-conduit-to-god

2-your-grandmother-dying

3-this-is-the-universe

4-a-little-mustachio

5-positive-effect

6-self-agrandizing

7-probably

8-change-yourself

9-trying1

10-trying2

11-trying3

12-rewire

13-less-metaphor

14-relax


 

15-Helmut1

16-Helmut2

That’s Helmut Lemke. He was my teacher for a while.


 

17-Rod1

18-Rod2

19-Rod3

That’s my husband, Rod. We don’t always see eye to eye.


 

20-body1

21-body2

22-body3


 

23-hemiola1

24-hemiola2

May 2, 2014
angela

Nothing Solid

Kingthumb
kingthumb

morpheus and neo
morpheus-and-neo

awkward-too

thinking-thoughts

instruction
instruction

stoned-ape-theory

critic
bird-critic

snorkler-explorer

your-jock-advice

birdwatcher

two-guys-and-a-pan

holding-the-letter-B:

holding-the-letter-B-2

us-right-now

us-right-now-2

hands

horse

groggy

hard-at-work

hardlyworking

elevator

cloud-finger

ballsack

sherriff

dog

Feb 16, 2014
angela

I Release

release_offering

“The offering up or cleaning up ego stuff is called purification. Purification is the act of letting go. This is done out of discriminative awareness. That is, you understand that you are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening. You see that the life experience is a vehicle for coming to God, or becoming conscious, for becoming liberated. And you understand ultimately that’s what you are doing here.” Excerpt from Ram Dass’ book “Polishing the Mirror”

(Returned on January 2015 by it’s previous owner.)

Jan 21, 2014
angela

Foxhead

Here’s another watercolor

foxhead

Owned by Rocío Bolaños.

Jan 14, 2014
angela

You and me and us and me and you

About a year back I decided I wanted to make work that I could just make on my own, spontaneously and anywhere. I was reacting against the Takahashi pre-performance preparation that had to happen. At the time, they required other people, stretching canvas, setting up electronics equipment, a projector, and then having all the things communicate with each other. It was hard to do spontaneously. So I decided to just draw. White paper. Black pen. And me.

In tandem with those drawings I started becoming curious about color. There was shift in the Takahashi performances from paint to [colored] light, and this set up no longer required me to stretch a canvas or use a projector–another move towards pre-performance simplicity (though pursuing this colored light stand wasn’t done for that purpose specifically). I could just plug in and go. Though it’s still very technology heavy, spontaneity and technology are not in opposition. So now, working in the muck of the Takahashi lights and the ink drawings, it felt to me like I was exploring two things: precise line work (absent of the consideration for color), and expansive pure color.

Yesterday, during a Takahashi rehearsal with Linda Jankowska and Rodrigo Constanzo it occurred to me the water color works are actually perfect for use in the Takahashi light set-up. It’s like one part of my brain has just let another part of my brain in on what it’s been working on. I think these works are somehow perfect populators of the Color Picker sample space (the color granular synthesis max patch), which before only had a “place-holder” image. I really want everything to be personal, and resonate with me. The body of line drawing work I’ve been doing, now with the addition of water colors, are hugely significant to me and this period of my life–creative and personal. So here we are.

I just want to make beautiful things…and it feels like an explosion.

youandmeandus

(above work owned by Rocio Bolaños)

newsample_youandmeandus

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Photos by Linda Jankowska.

Oct 24, 2013
angela

Linda

IMG_3457

Aug 20, 2013
angela

A Mundane Transcendental Object

Click on the image to zoom in. I go in deep with this one.
mundane
Owned by Linda Jankowska

 

Aug 7, 2013
angela

New Pens!

Testing out some new pens!

Man Dantana 
skullThe skull is owned by Lina Martinez…and no man or woman may yet possess Man Dantana!

Jun 22, 2013
angela

Sense/Sense Object Dissection

dissection

While drawing this one of the things I was thinking about was the relationship that sense and sense objects have–as it’s articulated in the Upanishads and specifically the Katha Upanishad……Good-bye horrrrrr-ses, I’m flying over youuuuuuuu…..  Also I allowed the two-dimensional figures to not be fully visible, and allowed objects on the surface (foreground) to sneak behind other figures. In other drawings (like this one) this was a limitation I set on myself: that every figure live on the surface, and not curl back into that fake implied space. So that’s why this one has more a three-dimensional quality to it. I allowed myself to push in and pull out. I believe that’s why it feels like a dissection. Going forward I don’t want to be too permissive with myself though, since I’m not trying to make a thing that mimics existing in the space we exist in. We’ll see how it goes on though. I don’t want to over-think this stuff and snuff out the novelty of spontaneous characters/characteristics.

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