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Tom McNease Contemporary Art

Abstract Artist -- Art, Nature, Logic, Wonder














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Selected Images
Image And Word
October, 2005

june14_12_01.jpg- Stream
Recent Study - 2014-6

nov1a-006.jpg- Evolving Perspective
Recent Study - 2013-11

20110821_56.jpg- Contemporary Abstract Artist
Recent Study- 2011-8

Contemporary Abstract Artist

nov1a-031.jpg- The Fine Experiment
Recent Study - 2013-11

p4200138.jpg- Systematics
Recent Study - 2012-4
















Expectant Wonder

june14_42_01.jpg-Neo Abstraction-Empirical Notions
Recent Study - 2014-6

The Wonder
That Wonderful Sense Of "Well Being" Derived Of Nothing Else Than Tapping Into The Magic Knowing Fully Well That It Is Not Magic But The Sensibility And The Pure Logic Of A Very Natural Connection

20110821_42.jpg-Lyrical Abstraction-Natural Logic

Lyrical Abstraction?--Neo Expressionism?--Natural Logic?

nov1a-013.jpg- The Arts - Free To All
Recent Study - 2013-11

Nature - Perspective - Non Objective Art

june15_30_01.jpg-ImageSpeak
Recent Study - 2014-6

20111006_102.jpg- Current Image - Present Myth
Recent Study - 2011-10

Louisiana Artist--Gallery--Image And Word

june14_55_01.jpg- Seeing
Recent Study- 2014-6

It Is Such A Fine Time
The Music Flows Through The Leaves And The Trees Upon Unseen Resonant Echoes Of Chance
There Is No "Darkness"
The Night Is Filled With Light
And Joy
And The Kind Whisper Of Happenstance And Miraculous Fortune
Of Simply Being

20110821_95.jpg- Neo Expressionism - Feral Image
Recent Study - 2011-8

As I Sit Here And Do Nothing
Pakistan
Over 73,000 Dead(Well Over)
Over 80,000 Injured(Well Over)
Over 3.3 Million Homeless(Most Without Food, Shelter, Water)
World Reaction Is Minimal At Best And With The Himalayan Winter Fast Approaching It Is Not A Question Of How Many Died By How Many Will Die..........Along The U.S. Gulf Coast Over 200 Billion Will Be Spent For Disaster Relief..................U.N. Is Having A Very Difficult Time Raising 200 Million For Basic, Very Basic(No Fema Trailers Or Cash Lines Here), Life Sustaining Supplies And Materials........We Are A Global Community Now, Whether We Desire It Or Not............We Must React Accordingly........For Our Species.....For All Species!

june15_3_01.jpg-Non Representational Artist
Recent Study- 2014-6

Prior To Emergence Of Life On This Planet, Color Wasn't Needed.................Was, At Least From This Perspective, Unnecessary.......When Life, In Its' Many Plant And Animal Forms, Arose, So Did Color And Its' Many Adaptive Uses To Each Individual Species........And As The Species Evolved, So Did Color............The Spectrum No Doubt Grew(From Species Point Of View) From A Few Individual Bands To An Incredible Number Of Shades And Hues.......Speaking More From The Human Perspective Now.............Some Species Use Shades Of Grey, Some Infrared, Etc(One Can Bet That If It Exist In The Spectrum, It Is Being Used By Something)............Could Also Easily Be Argued That Our Species Is Now Evolving Away From The Many Facets Of The Spectrum As We Move Away From Our Natural Connections(Sad But True).....The Old "If You Don't Use It, You Lose It" Thing.........How Dreadful If Our Palette Evolved To A More Limiting Spectrum, Even Shades Of Grey(Again, From My Natural Perspective)...Almost Unconscionable That Our Spectrum Would Contract Into An Urban Landscape And Not Expand, Evolve And Develop With Nature

june15_58_01.jpg- ShadowPlane - Abstract Art
Recent Study - 2014-6

Aegis Of Time And Event
Remarkable Attributes Of The Distant Drummer
Communicating
Events............Episodes
Music

june15_36_01.jpg- Contemporary Abstraction
Recent Study - 2014-6

Just A Little Over 300 Years Ago This Planet(Human) Was Considered The Center Of The Universe..........................By The Church(Western Civilization Anyway) Of Course....And Of Course Its' Many Obedient Followers........Fortunately, There Were A Few Brave Souls Who Felt, Saw, And Proved Otherwise..................Many Of Those Suffered A  Sorry Fate............Some, Such As Gallileo, Suffered A Fate Possibly Worse Than Death--Loss Of Freedom, Particularly Of Thought.....By The Time Newton Came Along, The Horrendous Pressures To Conform  To "Current" Thinking(Dogma) Had Lessened.....And His Brilliance Broke Through The Barriers Of Ignorance, Conformity And Really, Really Basic Stupidity Of The Species............Amazingly, While Changes(Many Would Consider "Enormous"--I Don't) Have Occurred In Scientific Thought And Statement And While We Consider Our Planet In Its' Proper "Known" State, As One Of Several Orbiting A Sun, We Still Have Retained This Dogma Of Human As The Center Of The Universe..............Just A Simple Extension Of The Physical World To A More Specific,  Species Level.............Quite Simply, We Are NOT The Center Of The Universe.....We Are Not...............We Hold "Dominion" Over Nothing...............How Many Ways Can One Say It?.................We Are Not The "Annointed" Species...........We Are Not The "Chosen" Ones........And Why "On Earth" Should We Be?............We Are(This Is Getting Boring, Isn't It?) Simply One Species Of Many..............One Single Particle Amongst A Multitude........Our "Specialness" Is That We Are Indeed One Of Nature's Creatures.................And Every Thing Should Be Viewed In This "Special" Light(Organic and Inorganic)...............It Is A Miraculous Thing To BE.............In This Regard, Yes, The Word "Chosen" Could Be Used...........For All Nature's Inhabitants Are "Chosen" To Exist, Or, Not To Exist........If A Part, Existence, Being, Is Confirmed And Assured...........If Apart, That Confirmation Is Null And Void, A Vacuous Remnant Of What Could Have Been 

p8190121.jpg- Louisiana Artist - Gallery
Recent Study- 2012-8

In Search Of The Elusive Velvet Elvis.......He's Out There Somewhere..................This, Perfect Little Construction Of Line And Form........Probably Along The Coast Somewhere(Adjacent To A Pile Of Shells)......In Neat Rows Arranged According To Size And Thus Price...............(Close Proximity To Trailer Parks A Plus)..............Much More Refreshing Than Many Art Galleries.............They're Honest In Intent

june14_44_01.jpg- Art - Artifact
Recent Study-2014-6

Such A Fine Sweetness In Being.........One Minute Particle Amongst Many............All Of Equal Measure...............Navigating About This Earth And This Universe(S), Interacting, Relating, Connecting To All That Is About........Taking Great Pride And Great Pleasure In The Simplicity And The Wonder Of Life, Existence.............Experiencing, Gaining, Gathering, Producing Knowledge......Creating, ReCreating........As All Else...........In This Splendid Journey Of Life And Being

nov1a-021.jpg- Creative Streams- Art, Act, Idea
Recent Study - 2013-11

Schubert's "Unfinished"
That Alone For Such A Short Life Would Be Enough
And Mozart
How Many Masterpieces In Those Hundreds Of Opuses?...................No What If He Had Lived.........................What He Left Us Was Enough............A Short Life Of Extreme Creativity
And Schumann.................Many Say "Poor Schumann"...................A Brief Life Ending In Tragedy..............I Think Not............He, His Energy, Is Still Very Much Alive And With Us
Being
Giving
Giving Is Being
Being Is Giving
The Ultimate Creative Act(S)

p3160041.jpg-www.contemporaryabstractartist.com
Web Site II - Click On Image

Imagery On Page Deliberately Vague And Unremarkable.............It Is However, A Notable Transition Between What Came Before And What Already Exist After(Stuff Of Evolution, That Sort Of Thing--Except In Kansas Of Course)

nov1a-004.jpg- Contemporary Art Gallery
Recent Study - 2013-11

Image, Depiction, Whatever Form Of Expression One Is Using Is Probably The Least Important Element In An Artist Life......It Is The Total Life Which Should Be Of Concern(And Not The Product)..............A Life Of Quality, Decency And Creativity...........That, In Short, Is The "Complete" Artist

159images.jpg-- Non Representational Art
New Web Site

Awareness Of Being
A Simple Act
Brings
Wonder
Excitement
Realization
Illumination
Life

20111006_82.jpg- Art Is Dead? - Evolve Or Perish
Recent Study - 2011-10

Strings........Membranes.............Words.......Just Words..................Describing.........Structures, Entities.......Realities.......Note That One Doesn't Say "Space".....For......Yes.......While There  Also........."They" Do Exist........Beside One(Perhaps Even Within--Particle Stuff, Etc.)...Around One........They Are Portals.....Pathways..........And In Their Darkness They Travel By Light.....(Light Implies Visibility--Ain't Necessarily So)........They Are The Ultimate Travelers......In A Blink They Can Be Anywhere.........And In An Instant They Can Take One Along For The Ride.......Admittedly Difficult To Escape This Myopic World Of Human Self.......Even For The Instant....Further Evolution Needed.........Processes Of Mind And Thought Must Be Further Developed......Brief Glimpses Now Possible........But Certainly Not Enough For The Wonder That They Reveal......Just Another Of Nature's Wonders.....One Of So Many For Mind To Explore....Yes, About Energy.......All About Energy......Isn't It?.......Energy Of Thought And Mind To Carry One To The Very Edges(And Yes, Beyond) Of The Universe(S).........And Allow One To Step Lightly Across Dimension.....Across........Ones' Self......Ones' Actual Being

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Already Missing The Music Of My Evening Friends
(Quiet Of Winter)
The Cello Off In The Distance--Pig Frog
The Bass Nearby--Bull Frog(Or Occasionally, Depending On Degree Of Amorous Intent, The Gator)
The Violin Up In The Reaches--Bird Voiced Tree Frog
The Percussive Off In The Background--Rain Frog(Actually A Small Toad--Very, Very Percussive)
Many, Many Members Of The Grand Orchestra............The Frogs, Toads, Owls(Opera Anyone?) And Insects.............And You Know What's Exciting?.............Each Evening(Once The Spring Season Returns) Is A Brand New, Highly Original Piece Of Work..........As All Creation Should Be...............As All Art Must Be
 
--Life On The River

p3170072.jpg- Creative Streams- Art, Act, Idea
Recent Study - 2013-3

One Must View One's Entire Life And Being From Not The Human Perspective But That Of Nature..............No Easy Trick In This Human World............But........."Do-Able"......Whatever One Is In The Human Heirarchy, While, Yes, Fine For The Ego, Is Significant Only To Itself..........Has No Function Or Meaning Or Indeed, Significance, From A Natural Perspective...........Nature's Consciousness Wants Only Our Creative Thought.......Nothing Else...............While Art(S) Is An Extension Of Creative Thought, Energy, Feeling In Its' Physical Representation, The Icon Or Depiction Is Of Only Limited Value........It Is The Energy Of Process Which Finds Its' Way Into Ever Changing And Evolving Natural Progression

june15_51_01.jpg- Art And Process-Concept, Wonder
Recent Study - 2014-6

Four Wild Turkey Here This Morning.......In My Front Yard Feeding On The Bountiful Supply Of Wild Bird Seed I Provide All The Feathered Ones(Squirrels Too).........What A Treat!(Particularly In This Area)..............And What A Joy To Witness And To Aid My Fellow Creatures(Their Habitat Ravaged By Hurricanes).................Part Of Nature's Sweet Song And I Am Honored To Be Part Of It
 
 
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--Life On The River

The Simple Little Honey Bee.............What A Service Does He Perform For This Planet....Has Definitely "Earned" The Right And The Privilege To Be Here..............Have We?

p6058894.jpg-- ShadowPlane
Recent Study- 2011-6

The Lower Swamps Were Ravaged By The Hurricanes..............Cypress Still Stand Tall, Proud.....................At Their Bases However, Countless Species Laid Over In No Regular Fashion..............But They All Will Return In Fine Form.....................In An Instant, 50-100 Years Or So, If, Left Alone

_33_01.jpg-Contemporary Abstract Expressionism
Recent Study - 2014-6

june14_38_01.jpg-Black And White-Abstract Studies
Recent Study - 2014-6

My Perfect Little World Returns........Admittedly Was Overwhelmed For A Period........No, Not, Never, With Nature...............All The Silly Human Stuff Though.........As Well As The Massive Cleanup Around This Place.......(Still Much To Do, But Manageable Now--And Do Look Forward To Spring Planting!)..............Camelia's Begin Their Bloom, Leaves(The Few That Remain) Begin Their Fall, Birds Are Finding The Generously Supplied Sunflower Seed I Put Out For Them, River Is Clearing And Becoming Cold, Frogs And Spiders Have Dropped Totally Now From The Heights And Prepare For Winter Rest..................As I Move............Though More A Lateral Shift From A Unheated Building(Large Work Area) To A Smaller One With Heat!.........So, Now Begins The Winter Work........Much More "Experimental" With Perhaps A Bit More Conscious Purpose.......And Of Course Smaller............But One Makes Up For That With Amount Of Work Produced.........Definitely A Correlation Between Amount, Size And Time...........So, For The Most Part, Each Moment Is Perfectly Splendid Now............The Wonder Is Back...........As Well As The Fineness Of Being
 
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As The Seasons, Changes Occur In Imagery......Exactly As It Should.......This Particular Human Mind Still Reacts To Natural Functions..................And No, I Do Not Find A Cave To Hibernate In Or Pile Up Leaves To Bury Myself Under............Do Put On "Winter Weight"(But That Could Be From The Chocolate)...................But It Is Perfectly Natural To Shift Thought-Idea-Feeling To Another Plane With Natural Changes...........(Or Events)..Simply Part Of The Wonder And The Presence So Profoundly Felt Of A Natual Following Of Events
 
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Paint Transfers
Painting On Glass
Varying Sizes
10x16 Inches
To
24x48 Inches
Mounts
Board And Glass

Art
Nature
One

 
 
Care
Care For This Planet
This Earth

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