Category Archives: visual experiments, my art

Dual Preoccupations

Bacchus from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo. The coniunctio happens in the underworld, it happens in the dark when there is no light shining any more. When you are completely out and consciousness is gone, then something is born or … Continue reading

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A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 3 – Large Art Works

(KNYSNA BLUE MATRIX, 45×68″ aluminum) Large artworks are for me those with one dimension 36″ or greater; so, medium in the scheme of two dimensional images. (LARGE DHARMA COMMUNITY 48×64″ aluminum) Finished large pieces may materialize for sale or show. … Continue reading

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A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 2 – Small Art Works

This past year I expressly created small art works. Two series of pieces stood out: Lasting Hearts, and, Malay Time Steps and Ladders. from Malay Time Steps and Ladders From Lasting Hearts From Lasting Hearts Via the shop, here’s a … Continue reading

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A Best Of My Own Art Work 2017 – Part 1 – Mandalas and Circular Pieces

On my artist’s web site I maintain an index of posted art works. This page lines up most of my art work in reverse chronological order. The provides an excellent way to review my creative journey over the past years. … Continue reading

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Dharma Wheels

Dharma Wheels (mixed process photograph, animation) from Stephen Calhoun on Vimeo. Life is a virtual multiplicity, not of things and agents but contemplations and contractions, events and responses. This means there is not a world (actual) that is then represented … Continue reading

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Food For Another – some poems of Tim Calhoun

I was reminded recently in rereading some of his poems from his self-curated unpublished collection The Hero In the Oak Branch Stretcher, that in passing away in February 1993, he was a poet of the pre-internet era. This poem, Expulsion, … Continue reading

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Surprise Yourself

Kathy described this mind map and I found it out in the wild. Collaborations can lead to interesting incidental paths. Kathy turned me on to Dr. Chris Seeley‘s view of the artful organization. She added her own very highest regard. … Continue reading

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Generativitality

Some Thoughts On Generative Art by Anders Holt Many who know something about my art practice know I loathe the terms “digital art” and “digital artist.” Both terms strike me as almost always leading right into various thickets of ignorance, … Continue reading

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Circuitry

The idea that what one has long held of a person is apt to stop one’s eyes and ears. —Marcel Proust The self is a metaphor. We can decide to limit it to our skin, our person, our family, our … Continue reading

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Socially Engaged For Just an Aggressive Moment

– – – My art practice is not directed to be socially engaged in the conventional ‘art world’ sense of my intent and the work itself referring to social problems or political challenges. (In noting this, if I needed to, … Continue reading

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Briefs 3

Straight-forward enough; my art practice is not rocket science. Here is the index of all my best work.

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Briefs 2

I could explain these statements, but then the point of their needing to be unpacked is negated. Dewey offers a clue. more

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Briefs 1

There could be a subset of the literature of art and of art practices that is concerned with only the so-called artist’s statement.  Such a scholarly endeavor might go far in going beyond the rote qualifier about such statement, that … Continue reading

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Settled It!

I would use such a rarified technical term to better describe my artistic position, that there is no reason to actually deploy it! While I contemplate the problem of the insider/outsider artist, I also play around with the designation I … Continue reading

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Vanishment in the Garden

The Shark In The Park from Polynoid on Vimeo. Raspberries and blackberries have won the day in the berry garden out back. They have come to dominate the strawberry patch in the rectangle set in an unfavorable place right by … Continue reading

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Questioned, Again

Oh Good Party has published this month an interview with yours truly, artist Stephen Calhoun. (Oh Good Party is art advisory and art concierge providing services to their private group of asian collectors, some in Canada, most in China. They … Continue reading

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One Life to Live

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend … Continue reading

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Legacy Art Works #11 Sleep / Falling Away / In the Dream Territory

(2011) Sleep / Falling Away / In the Dream Territory Legacy Art Works 1993-2012

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Lesson Ideas

Every day is a god, each day is a god, and holiness holds forth in time. I worship each god, I praise each day splintered down, and wrapped in time like a husk, a husk of many colors spreading, at … Continue reading

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Fission and Fusion

Cleveland artist Gary Dumm noted that I’m engaged with infinite possibilities, and this is true enough, especially in that I allow an expansive ‘ecology’ to contribute mightily to my creative process. ‘Allow’ and ‘Contribute’ conceal aspects of process which are … Continue reading

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