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When Opposites Are One   10 comments

“The Hunters In the Snow,” oil painting on wood by Pieter Bruegel

This work of Pieter Bruegel is a favorite of many people, but most know of his paintings only because of this painting, “Hunters in the Snow,” a scene appearing on many Christmas cards. His paintings are beautiful because of his compositions make one of opposites, based on Eli Siegel’s principle of aesthetic realism: “All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making of one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves.”


opposites are one

composing yesteryear’s coldness
stretching through time
standing still in the moment

searching the unrestricted
working with opposites
reassuring in sameness

emphasizing divergence
promising order
pleasing to self


(First posted December 15, 2009)

Dragonfly Computer Painting   Leave a comment

Sweetwater 9-21-13-8004 dragonfly art blogDragonfly Photoshop Painting — Image by kenne

DeGrazia Gallery Courtyard — Shadows On The Wall   Leave a comment

DeGrozia Gallery

DeGrozia GalleryDeGrazia Gallery In The Sun Courtyard Images by kenne

Designed by the artist

for pieces of his art

becoming the whole 

of his art.



The Billy Blues Smokesax Sculpture   3 comments

Billy Blues Texas Johnny Brown'99 blogTexas Johnny Brown at Billy Blues (1999) — Image by kenne

bluesaxaphoneBack in the 90’s one of the best blues venues was Billy Blues on Richmond avenue in Houston. We weren’t wild about the food, but the beer and music was super.

The Billy Blues Bar and Grill opened in 1993, closing it’s doors in 2001. One of the things Billy Blues was also known for was the iconic 63-foot saxophone sculpture; made of a random mix of materials including a Volkswagen Bug, surfboard and several beer kegs, which stood outside the blues club. Several attempts were made to sell sculpture, but removal costs didn’t attract a buyer.

The big brass was built by legendary Texas artist Bob Wade, a fixture in the 70’s Texas Cosmic Cowboy counterculture, as a special installation for Billy Blues Bar & Grill. Wade will overseeing the removal  of the saxophone from its current location to the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. This non-profit will insure the sculpture is properly preserved. — Great move!


Capturing The Moment — Shadow On The Wall   4 comments


Shadow on the wall

a mark soon to fade,


with the setting sun.

Still-life in the darkness

the magic of light gone,


its shadow companion.

Captured and marked

by pixeled contrast,


with a digital palette.


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How Creative Minds See Everyday Things   2 comments

Source: Still Life, Bent Objects by Terry Border

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1.8.11 — Artists Express The People’s Feelings.   2 comments

Artists express people’s feelings.

Artists from around the country touch by the 1.8.11 Tucson tragedy have used their creative skills to help raise money for the victims. A call for visual artists to create a work went out from Bohemia: An Arts Emporium, in Tucson, Suzanne Hodges created “Simple Gifts.” Her work was one of over 100 pieces created by 60 artists that were auctioned off at an event coördinated by Tana Kelch, owner of Bohemia, which raised about $4,000.

Many musicians used the Internet to offer tributes to the victims. Thanks to the established fan bases of Sam Tsui, and Ahmir, a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” has been viewed by millions of people around the globe. The last image in the video is a handmade poster that says, “Violence solves nothing.” To read more, click here.


(Image Source: Arizona Daily Star)


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