Not everything that I create and mint is part of an ongoing series, I also like to engage in individual artworks and short series that stand on their own, for lack of a better term I classify these as part of a group lovingly dubbed ‘Miscellaneous Debris’, inspired by an album by the band Primus sharing the same name. This gallery chronicles works that fall under this umbrella.
Suspicious Structure – First attracted by a strong unpleasant odor, I gazed through the dense overgrowth to see what appeared to be toxic fumes spewing from a small smoke stack atop what at first appeared to be an abandoned structure. Whatever was being made (destroyed?) inside was covering the sky and immediate area with poisonous exhaust, I took my photograph and quickly retreated. The addition of hand coloring helps express my emotional reaction to the discovery of the suspicious structure that day.
Sun Baked – It was towards the end of a long, hot day out in the sun with almost no shade or breeze to ease the heat. As I walked I closed my eyes, but could still see the impression of the landscape ahead burned into my retinas. This artwork is my best visual representation of the sun baked optical illusion I experienced on that hot late summer day.
Contaminated Stump – This fantasy composite is a companion piece to the Explorers series, it as yet another feature of the landscape the Explorers are currently traversing. The stump was surrounded by volcanic rock, but there was no volcano nearby, the feint scent of Sulphur could also be detected. Nearby plant life appeared to be radioactive and also had a feint smell of Sulphur. Clearly the stump was contaminated, but by what or who?
Mountain Trip – This fantasy composite is a companion piece to the Explorers series, it is yet another feature of the landscape the Explorers are currently traversing. Although magnificent, the landscape was also poisoned, and the Explorers had to take care when traversing through the radiated fields of contaminated plant life, even in their state as a projected form of energy the plants posed a significant threat. Clearly whatever life forms that once inhabited this place had long ago been destroyed by the contamination they had unleashed into the wilderness.
Peppermint Forest – This fantasy composite is a companion piece to the Explorers series, it is yet another feature of the landscape the Explorers are currently traversing. Whatever was contaminating the soil was of course seeping into the trees through their roots, in this case the result was visually pleasing, even if it was at the peril of the trees themselves. The Explorers encountered many such visually pleasing, yet deadly scenes on their journey.
Mountain Spring – This artwork is a companion piece to the Explorers series, it is yet another feature of the landscape the Explorers are currently traversing. The spring bubbled like any other, but it carried with it the contamination plaguing the landscape. Nearby trees and plants all showed evidence of the poisoned water source, and as always, the Explorers kept their distance while safely navigating around such discoveries, however beautiful they may at first appear.
Morning Light – This one off needed very little assistance from me as the natural lighting of the scene I stumbled upon that early fall morning was calling to be documented. I present to you exactly what I saw that day; the beautiful lighting revealing the dew covered landscape of what otherwise was a typical hillside in the mountains.
Painted Boulders – A pile of construction waste or an art project waiting to happen? In an effort to transform some of the less appealing aspects of my immediate landscape I present to you a photograph of concrete waste with digital illustration applied. Be careful what you leave laying around in large piles when I’m nearby!
32-Blocks #1-3 – These traditionally composed landscape photographs have all been fully edited at maximum capture resolution, and then reduced to a 32-block per square inch mosaic pattern. The project calls into questions two key ideas; the first addresses our collective experiences and shared memories of nature and landscapes through 2D representations, additionally the work considers the appropriate viewing distance of digital artwork.
Friday the Thirteenth #1-4 – All artworks from these series are meant to channel the anxiety that is created by the unknown, rather than focusing on a specific threat, I want to focus on the threat our minds create as a by-product of fear. All artwork in this series are signed 1/1, the work was minted and released on Friday, August 13, 2021.
Sprockets #1-3 – ‘Sprockets’ is a series of toy camera photography using multiple exposures, and captured on black and white negative film that is hand developed by the creator. The resulting negatives are scanned and enhanced digitally and minted as unique signed and dated NFTs.
Pixel Rampage #1+2 – Inspired, or perhaps overwhelmed by all of the recent pixel art in the NFT world I decided to start this series where pixelated giants rampage in non-pixelated fantasy worlds converting all in their path to pixel art! The rampage seems unstoppable, who will save us from our block futures?!
Deeply Rooted – This artwork is a cyanotype print with watercolor pencil and acrylic paint on cotton rag paper. All hand-made, original, and one of a kind. Printed on Stonehenge Aqua, 140 lb, 9×12″ sheet. Comes window-matted in an 11×14″ 4-ply museum grade board. The original artwork may be claimed by the NFT owner, until that time it is considered on loan to the creator.