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Contemporary Abstract Expressionism -- Enviro-Expressionism














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Monthly Review
Image And Word
September, 2005

nov1a-033.jpg- Art And Dimension
Recent Study - 2013-11

june12_40_01.jpg- Art - Survival - Service
Recent Study - 2014-6

nov1a-016.jpg- Evolving Perspective
Recent Study - 2013-11

20111118_76.jpg- Environmental Abstraction
Recent Study - 2011-11

Environmental Abstraction--Reflectionism

pc150064.jpg- Light Abstract
Recent Study - 2012-12

june12_55_01.jpg- Non Objective Art
Recent Study - 2014-6

nov1a-035.jpg- ImageSpeak
Recent Study - 2013-11
















Natural Logic

june15_9_01.jpg-Lyrical Abstraction-Natural Logic
Recent Study - 2014-6

june14_61_01.jpg- Art - Stimulus - Response
Recent Study - 2014-6

p2240074.jpg- Metamorphosis - Art In Flux
Recent Study - 2012-2

The Sense Of Urgency Is Past(Passed) Now........No, Not Because I've Gone Through Two Hurricanes(One In Rather Large Fashion).......Simply, Nature Is Taking Her Planet Back..............That Is Nature's Logic......The Way Things Are(Occur) In Nature..........She Cannot Suffer, Or Tolerate, Excessive Abuse Any Longer.........Her Consciousness Awakens And Begins To Shine Brightly..............And No, This Is Not A Wrathful Act Of "Biblical" Proportions.............It Is Simply Nature..............For We Are Only One Of Many Millions Of Species On This Earth........Only One.........No Greater Than, No Lesser Than, Any Other.................(Get Rid Of The Ego Human--You May Find It Quite Liberating And Truly Stimulating)...............Days And Years Ahead Will Be Catastrophic For Our Species............Again, Natural Logic Dictates Such...............And No, Not Of "Armageddonal" Nature(Or Any Other Myth Or Belief).......Simply, Again, A Matter Of Natural Logic........Will Our Species Survive As Presently Structured?..............No..............Will Our Species Survive At All?..........Probably......In Some Other Form Or Structure..........That Is The Stuff Of Evolution..................(Actually, New Species Are Already On Nature's Drawing Board--But That's Another Story).........Really A Shame It Has To Be This Way.........Definitely Something Totally Avoidable(Can't Do Much About Asteroids Or The Occassional Small Black Hole But Can Do Something To Protect And Nourish This Planet........).............Past That Point Now...........Sometime In The Past We Erred On The Side Of Our Own Self Possession...........Somewhere Way Back When "Me" (And Not "Us", All) Entered The Picture...........And Thus Begain Our Failing.......Yet, In The Long Run, That Matters Little..............I Am Very Optimistic About What Will Arise From Our Species(Yes, Believe It Or Not!) Or The Niche Which Will Be Available.......For Nature, Through Her Consciousness, Will Use The Constructive, Creative Contributions Of Our(Or Any Other) Species.............That Has Already Become The Stuff Of Evolution..............That Has Already Become Part Of A Species Which Already Exist In The Mind And Eye Of Nature
 
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p6180102.jpg- Fractionalization
Recent Study - 2012-6

Nature - Perspective -- Non Objective Art

nov4c-022.jpg- Presentation
Recent Study - 2013-11

20110914_114.jpg- Abstract Studies
Recent Study - 2011-9

Gifts Of Prometheus -- Art, Myth, Dissolution

p7150001.jpg- Contemporary Expressionist - Eco
Recent Study - 2012-7

Universality - Contemporary Art As Helix

nov7d-002.jpg-Fine Art, Fine Consciousness, Idea
Recent Study - 1013-11

june14_48_01.jpg- Art And Evolution
Recent Study - 2014-6

My Feathered Friends Are Making Their Crossing Now...........Finally........For A While There I Thought I May Have To Apply For Hummingbird Disaster Relief..............Was Feeding Hundreds Of Them Off Two Feeders(A Lot, A Whole Lot, Of Sugar)........Calm Crossing Guys...........Only Twenty Hours To Your Winter Paradise.............My Other Permanent Residents, Particularly The Herps(Still Concerned About The Snakes And Turtles On The River), Are Making, As One Would Expect, A Very Strong Comeback........Nature Gets Right To It.........Doesn't Wait Around For Disaster Relief..........Toads, Lizards And Skinks Abound(Perhaps Best Not To Mow The Yard Now)............Song Birds Return...........And Plant Life Has Performed A ReCreation Of Spring.......Myself............I'm One Of Them..........ReCreating Myself Over And Again
 
--Life On The River
 
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20120110_82.jpg- Southern Abstract Artist
Recent Study- 2012-1

What We Are Is Not What We Will Be........Upon That Simple Fact Rest The Future, And The Fate, Of All Species....................What We Presently Do, What We Presently Are, Determines Future Niche And What Will Occupy That Niche.............Nature Holds No Preferences As To What Occupies A Niche....................The Ability To Create, ReCreate And Change Are The Only Requirements For Successful Habitation(Assuming There Is A Strong Natural Connection)..................One Would Think Our "Elevated" Sense Of Consciousness Would Ensure Our Perpetuation..............One Would Think..................Elevated Consciousness Brings With It, However, The Price Of Decency, Correctness, "Intelligence"............Not Certain Whether Elevated Consciousness(If Indeed, It Does Exist) Is One Of Nature's Gifts Or An Experiment But One Is Certain That "Doing The RIght Thing" Is The Ultimate Price Of Such An Extravagant Notion...............Simple Logic Dictates Such.................For Evil Does Not Exist In Nature............Only In Man...................This Statement Alone Implies That Man Is No Longer A Part(Has Lost Connection) Of Nature............Which Makes The Next Statement Obvious.................Reconnect With Nature And Evil Becomes A Shallow Memory Of Aberration
 
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nov1a-002.jpg- Art As Ultimate Dialogue
Recent Study - 2013-11

p4190128.jpg- Louisiana Artist - Gallery
Recent Study - -2012-4

Insurance Adjuster Was Here...........Amusing, I Must Say....................Seems My Glass Sculptures Scattered About The Yard And Woods Are Not Covered.........Over 400 Pieces Of Glass, Smashed To One Degree Or Another............Won't Even Cover Cost Of Glass............Swing Sets, Barbeque Pits, Antenna's.............No Problem...........Covered.................Guess Southern Farm Bureau Knows Best...........Art Has No Value
 
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20111118_124.jpg- Abstract Painting - Evolution
Recent Study - 2011-11

Afraid The Herps On My River System "Took It On The Chin" Rather Severely...........Paddles Down My River Reveal An Alarming Scarcity Of Snakes And Turtles...........Have Seen Less Than Half A Dozen Turtles And No Snakes..........(Normally, They Are Too Numerous To Count)...................Confirms To Me That The River Was, And Is, A Toxic "Mess"...........Herps Would Not Be Affected By Low Oxygen Levels...............Also Realize, Unfortunately, That I Am One Of The Few Persons In This Area Aware Of This Obvious Toxic Kill................Or, At Least One Of The Few Not Afraid To Say It....................It Is The Quietness Of Those Responsible Which Alarms
 
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nov4c-003.jpg-www.contemporaryabstractartist.com
Web Site II - Click On Image

Ha, Hard To Determine Where One Month Ends And The Other Begins..........August Entries Obviously Written In September While Same Holds True For October At This Point........Madness All About Me With The Humans But I Am Quite Content Here In My Self Contained World, Doing What I've Been Doing Since The Day After Katrina, Chainsawing Trees And Limbs, Doing Temporary Repairs On The House And Other Structures, Developing The Art, Redeveloping A Perspective On Life In This Area, As Well As The South......That Is Going To Be One Hell Of A Perspective Shift...........(I Am Sure There Is Intelligent Human Life Out There, Somewhere--But For Now I'll Have To Content Myself With My Friends, The Innocent Ones, In The Wild)......But It Has Been Long Coming...........Guess I Needed A Catalyst To Get Me Off My Butt................Do That Which Is Necessay, Needed...............Do The Right Thing.............Nature Will See To That!
 
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_9_01.jpg-Contemporary Abstract Expressionist
Recent Study- 2014-6

Extremely Well Done...........And..........Extremely Well Done "To Death"...........Wasn't That Long Ago That I Used That Term To Denote Art Produced In The South........(Particularly New Orleans)..........Now, After Witnessing The Magnificent Power Of Katrina, I Extend That To Just About Everything I See Going On In The Art World............An Egalitarian Approach To Be Sure..........I Include My Own Work In That Number.............Presently, I Am Really Very Bored With The Arts In Their Present State.......Nothing Seems To "Measure Up"...........How Can Anything Measure Up To Ten Hours Of Pure Intensity?...........Always It Will Be The Sound, And Not The Image, Of The Storm That Will Remain With Me.......The Roar, To Use The Trite Term, Was Deafening.....It Was Awesome.........And Its' Power Is Still Locked Withing Synapses Of Mind......Oh Yes, Memorable Imagery Too........How Can One Not Forget Huge Oaks And Pines Broken And Splintered Like The Proverbial Toothpick Right In Front Of One's Eyes?...........And Not Just One Or Two.........Scores Of Them...........But The Cypress..............Yes, The Cypress......Bend They May, Even To The Ground, But Break They Do Not!.................So How Can Art Come Near Such Spectacle?.........Guess One Should Be Saying, How Does One "Represent-Present" Such Intensity On A Flat Piece Of Board Or Canvas?............(Or Any Other Media For That Matter)......................Afraid Nature Makes Everything I, We, Do Look Pretty Lame......I Do Know That If I Could Just Get A Tiny "Bit" Of The Feelings Produced By This Natural Event Down In Image Form I Would Be Serving Nature Well.................Also Know That At Some Point In The Near Future I'll Feel Entirely Different............It Is Just A Lot For This Human Mind To Comprehend...........Rather A Sensory "Overload"(Though In Splendid Fashion)....Something Will Arise, As It Always Does..............Must Not "Force It", As I Have Been............Must Allow The Natural Spectacle To Gestate, Develop Into A Visual Form Which One Can Comprehend(The Feeling, Indeed The Connection To It, Is There)............Connecting Feeling To Form Is The "Trick".....Perhaps The "Scale" Is Just Too Enormous...........Perhaps One Should Deal With A Succession Of Experiences Much As I Do When Paddling Through A Swamp..........Or, Perhaps I Should Relax And Do What I Always Do When Working "Well"...................Listen To Nature.....She'll Tell Me Exactly What To Do.............Perhaps I Should Do As My Little Hummingbird Friend That Rode The Whole Damn Storm Out Sitting Atop One Of My Hurricane Boards Covering My Bedroom Window.............When The Storm Had Passed, He Dusted Off A Few Ruffled Feathers, Got A Night's Rest, And Returned To A Very Normal And Natural Life The Following Morning(He's On Winter Vacation In South America Now)........That's Nature, Pure And Simple.........Yes, "Extremely Well Done.........And........................................".......Will Soon, One Is Certain, Become A Momentary "Blip" On My Developmental Screen(Except For My Attitude About Southern Art--Think I'll Keep That)
 
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p7150085.jpg- Abstract Artist- Art, Nature, Wonder
Recent Study - 2012-7

Nature Gave Me The Answer Today
 
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20111118_123.jpg- Non Objective Art
Recent Study - 2011-11

No Matter How Bad Things Seem
Go Out And Witness The Grandness Of The Evening Sky
No Matter How Hard Things Are
Find A Park Or A Wood To Just Walk In.......Alone And With Thought Only Of Wonder
No Matter The Difficulty Of The Times
Find A Pond, Lake Or Stream To Sit Beside And Listen Only To The Silence
No Matter The Travails And Troubles Ahead
Stop And Look At Another Person........And Smile
 
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june14_35_01.jpg-Non Representational Artist
Recent Study - 2014-6

The Dialogue Returns............Periodically, My "Human-ness" Was Getting In The Way......From Time To Time The Myopia Of My Human World Raised Its' Head And I Stupidly Did Not Question...........But That's O.K..........Were Just Fleeting Moments......Back On Track Now...........Nature Won't Allow Me To Stray Too Far.........We're Too Close For That
 
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294neo.jpg- Art And Chaos

Such A Beautiful Little Planet.......Floating About In The Ethers Of Light And Gas And Dark Energy And Dimensions, Universes, And So Many Wonders...........Nice To Think Of Her As A Single Species, One Organism, Amongst An Infinity Of Others..........Nice To Think That Her Consciousness Is Part Of A Larger Consciousness.................Much As Mine, And Every Other Living Creature And Thing........It Is Nature
 
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p6028658.jpg- Abstract Painting-Creative Evolution
Recent Study - 2011-6

Sometimes It Is So Desperately Difficult To Accept Things As They Are When One Is So Totally Aware Of How Wonderful Things Could Be...................The Life Of An Artist, Any Artist, Must Be Dedicated To This "Could Be"........Creation Is The Imperative Of Nature........It Must Also Be That Of The Artist
 
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p4190146.jpg- Systematics
Recent Study-2012-4

Strauss.............Four Last Songs.........How Can A Species Capable Of So Much Beauty Also Create So Much Horror?
 
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pc150067.jpg- Mixed Media Abstraction
Recent Study - 2012-12

Realize That I Have Used Some Very Harsh Words On These Pages...........All Of Course, Directed At My Species...........(Never, Ever Would Such Remarks Be Directed At Nature)........Won't "Back Off" Though.......They Are Correct In Their Derivation And Intention........I Feel Such Things Must Be Said, No Matter How Depressing The Content......My Only Apology Is That I Cannot Do More.......So Desperately Wish To.........What An Exceptional Planet This Could Be...............Could Be One Of Nature's Gems Amongst The Cosmic Dust
 
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nov1a-027.jpg- Southern Artist Review
Recent Study - 2013-11

Saw An Alabama Map Turtle On The River Yesterday(Mine The Only River System In The State Of Louisiana Where You Will Find Him)........Particularly Worried About These Little Guys..............But As I Look About Me, The Phenomenal Resurgence Of Nature In Her Many Forms, My Worries Diminish........Yes, The Assault Was A Grave One......Many Of My Innocents Died...........(Again, Needlessly)....And Of Course A Part Of "Us" Died With Each And Every One Of Them............But She Returns.......And In Fine Fashion........A Profusion Of Plant Growth(Even In Drought).........Birds Of Every Description Busily Preparing For Cold Days Ahead.......Herps Too!...........It Will Take Years For The Swamp And Marsh To Return To Regal Form(No Matter What "We" Do) But Those Are Only Brief Moments In The Course Of Natural Progression...........(Human "Measure" Has No Place In Nature).............It Gives One Fineness Of Pleasure To Be A Part Of That........Indeed, It Gives Reason
 
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june14_27_01.jpg- Non Objective Painting
Recent Study - 2014-6

Things Which Adversely Affect Nature Will Be Adversely Affected Themselves
(Basic Premises)
 
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Thought
Alive
Very Much Alive
As Music
Each Note
Pure Energy
Contained Within Itself
Thought
IS
The Consciousness Of The Universe(S)
Thought
IS
The Consciousness Of Nature
Thought
IS
The Fuel
Form
Is
The Conveyance
Thought
IS
Light
Illuminating
Things Seen
Things Unseen
Thought
Can Be Changed
(Usually By Nature)
Cannot Be Destroyed
(As All Energy)
Thought
Derivative Of
Contributory To
Nature
 
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nov1a-023.jpg- Art And Nature
Recent Study - 2013-11

Memories.........Reflections..............Can Only Exist Now.............They Are Reflective Of What We Are Now..................Not What We Have Been............Nor What May Have Occurred In The "Past".............For There Is No Past...(Yes, A Useful Concept For Human, But In Nature, Past Does Not Exist, Only Now)............So, Memories Are Part Of Our Present "Being"...........As All Things Which Evolve, One Measure Contributes, Becomes Part Of, The Fabric Of The Next............There Can Be No "Looking Back"..............Such Would Run Counter To Natural Consciousness.......And Nature's Consciousness Demands Only The Immediacy Of Now..............Creating From "Present" Knowledge With Eye Of Concern On Now, With Correctness Of Thought And Its' Energy
 
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p4190106.jpg- Necessity Of Art
Recent Study - 2012-4

Tom McNease--Contemporary Art
















Paint Transfers
Approximate Size--24"x48"
Mounted On Board
Recent Studies
Painting On Glass
10x16 Inches

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