Sunday, November 15, 2009

Miniatures 2009: Portraits

November's Opening Reception boasted over 100 visitors! Not bad for a town of 3,500.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Deep Maps

My work reflects an obsessive interest in deep maps. A deep map goes beyond simple landscape/history-based topography. It interweaves autobiography, archeology, stories, memories, folklore, traces, reportage, weather, interviews, natural science, science, and intuition. In its best form, the resulting work arrives at a subtle, multi-layered and 'deep' map of a small area of the earth.

Tracing the beginnings of civilization to the heart of modern exploitation. Inspiration runs the gamut from the author and former professor William Least Heat-Moon to the neighboring Hutterite colonies where formal education ends at the eighth grade. - North

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Bitter Providence"

"Bitter Providence", 18"x18", Oil on Canvas, $500

Sunday, September 13, 2009

“Rocky Mountain Backbone I”

"Rocky Mountain Backbone I", 18"x25", Oil on Canvas, $500

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Inside the New Studio

Looking from the back half to the front half. -North

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

New Studio... now featuring elbow room

I was in some timeless space, timeless face of my embrace
Held empty air and empty space, all on a sunny day
There's a lifeline that I know and it holds me back and lets me go
Whatever I do I don't let my lifeline stray
So it goes as lifetimes pass from heart to mind and back again
My restlessness becomes a flame letting my lifeline show
-Gordon Lightfoot

It has been a while since my last update. Something I would have found unforgivable a year or two ago, when these posts were a daily occurrence. Ultimately, it has all been sidestepped in the name of art or at least the malnutrition of my lifeline.

Fortunately, I believe I have finally found a time and place in which to remain, at least for longer than usual. I have rented a downtown storefront for my next art studio. Something with a thousand square feet to work on the large scale installations that my waking dreams have only alluded to during spats of semi-consciousness. The idea is to finally have enough space to create and document the works, then dismantle and store while I market to various galleries and museums.

It also has another thousand square feet for gallery space and art classes. In a time when the economy seems to bring in fewer and fewer sales, it seems that a focus on providing summer art camps, after school lessons and adult night classes may be the best bet to paying the rent on a new and massive space primarily acquired to finally fulfill my longtime desire to work in cubic feet rather than square inches.

Works a comin’ so sit tight, we’re getting into uncharted territory. – North