Show of Termespheres® at the School of Mines and Technology Library

There are 18 Termespheres® hanging in the Devereaux Library at the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City South Dakota for the month of February.  The library environment is a wonderful place for my work.  It catches students that normally might not go to galleries to see my  work.  The environment is perfect for study and when they look …

LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS explained on a Termesphere®

This Termesphere® is called LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS.   It is a 16” diameter sphere which played off of a 15th century stairway in India that helped people get to a source of water far below.  These stairways interested me because they didn’t just go straight up but rather up and out with each new step.  This helped more people get …

What is a Termesphere®?

I am planning to spend a little more time on my blog.   That doesn’t mean I am giving up on Facebook,   I just plan to move you over to the blog for more details in some of my concepts so I have a little more room.   I really enjoy getting replies back from people on some of these ideas.  So …

Should an Artist Re-work Old Paintings?

The question is; should an artist ever take older works and go back into them years later?   I guess my feeling is, sometimes it seems like a good idea.  Sometimes after an idea circles in your mind for a number of years you understand more the second time around.   I haven’t done this very often but I have done it …

Explaining Some of my Older Ideas

CAPTURED WORLD POLYHEDRA When I created these polyhedron paintings, my interest was in getting the concept of the six-point perspective into a reproducible form. At that time I wasn’t able to reproduce the spherical paintings as spheres so the best next thing was to flatten the spheres into polyhedron so they could be reproduced. I wanted a similar concept to …

Where Do Ideas Come From?

I believe most of my ideas come from art pieces I have done in the past. Ideas grow from ideas. Ideas also come from other artist’s work and from studying geometry of the sphere and also from theories in Science that I read. Many building interiors also have inspired my art. I have done a whole series of Famous Interiors …

Why does the Termes Illusion work?

Why does the Termesphere seem to flip and read like it was a concave surface and the motion reverse? My opinion is this: all illusions work because the mind is used to one thing and the designer or artist pushes the image away from that normality. The illusion happens when the mind pushes it back to what it thinks is …

Does Art HAVE to Be Created on the Flat Surface?

You might think this is a fact when you talk to many artists. Why can’t a painting idea be created in three dimensional space? Why do you have to take six-point perspective back to the flat surface? What if the idea works best in three dimensions? Just because we would like all things to fit in books doesn’t mean all …

I am Fascinated by my Connection with Mathematics

If math is the study of patterns, my work is very much related. When every line one draws is related to the first line you drew, there is some connection to Math. When the realism you draw grows out of a geometry grid, there is some connection. When I use the six-point perspective, which is six equal distant points on …