This gallery is a living space
“Each of these items now lacking is the token of a change in:
technology, moral attitudes, social hierarchy, and the support of literature”.

FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE. by Jacques Barzun

Technology allows me to interpret the “real” world. My artwork provides a visual record of our surroundings by merging photographic, computer graphic and rendering tools.

Updated: 10 June 2021

Panda Bear Manufacturing and Distribution Facility, Oceania

“The world is my idea:”
this is a truth which holds good for everything that lives and knows, though man alone can bring it into reflective and abstract consciousness".

“The World As Will And Idea”
By Arthur Schopenhauer

Self Portrait, 2021, Long Beach, California

abstraction leaves untouched

2009, Maui, Hawaii

It is therefore an idle dream to think of someday getting along without direct dealings with what abstraction leaves untouched.

FROM DAWN TO DECADENCE by Jacques Barzun

. . . a single enormous family ranging from a toothless great-grandmother to a month-old baby . . .

– George Orwell “1984”

ANITA COOKING

A Deception of Self

“I cannot comprehend but can to some extent apprehend in my thinking, and who is subject to no kind of deficiency. From this it is sufficiently clear that he cannot be a deceiver: for all cunning and deception presuppose some shortcoming, as is plain by the natural light”.

René Descartes, MEDITATIONS ON FIRST PHILOSOPHY

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, CZ
Turn of century building near Champollion Rd,
Marouf, Qasr El Nil, Cairo
Peleș Castle, Sinaia Romania
Square Root
Huntington-Gardens
Huntington Gardens, 2016
The Dakota
The Lemon
The Art Critic
Istanbul
brisitish-musium
Main Hall, British Museum, 2008
The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy is Closed

This acknowledgment of the power of wealth was previously made by Aristotle in his Politics,” and it is the basis of the modern commonplace that for democracy to be born and survive there must be a large middle class flanked by as few rich and as few poor as possible. This need justifies the legal and populist resistance to cartels, trusts, and big business when it gets too big. It also explains the 20C collapse of democracy into dictatorship in Central and Eastern Europe, in South America and the many new 20C nations of the Third World, and elsewhere: no middle class means no habits of self-restraint and compromise such as are generated by trade.   – Jacques Barzun, FROM DAWN TO DECADENC

From a photo I took at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 2012, Los Angeles, California

“Deficiency of understanding we call stupidity: deficiency in the application of reason to practice we shall recognize later as foolishness: deficiency of judgment as silliness, and lastly, partial or entire deficiency of memory as madness.”

“The World As Will And Idea” By Arthur Schopenhauer

No Know: noKNOW

All the Ways to Say No, 2021, Long Beach, California

Angkor Wat, 2002 – 2009
2002 original photos taken, 35mm film to finished digital construction, 2009.

Laser Alignment Installation
long Beach, California
Tacoma, Washington, 2008

Santa Barbara, 2021.

Meret Basha
2010
Cairo, Egypt
No Loitering, 2019
Los Angeles, California
8 Dogs
2020
Long Beach, California
“I am I, and wish I wasn’t”; his self-consciousness was acute and stressing.
jeff at 21

Aldous Leonard Huxley. “Brave New World”

Prague, 2011

Monkey in Window in Door in Amsterdam in Holland in 2004

Monkey Business Constructions 1 – 8

Self Assessment, 2009
Egypt, 2011
Graffiti on bluff retainer wall, Huntington Beach, California 1998
The Port of Long Beach
from the Bluffs, 2020
The Alley Clown, Via delle Fornaci, 43, 00165 Roma RM, Italy, 2097

The Captain Crunch Breakfast Cereal Series 1, 2, 3.

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wasgfa capten grawnfwyd brecwast 2
wasgfa capten grawnfwyd brecwast 3

Angkor Wat, 2002 – 2009
2002 original photos taken, 35mm film to finished digital construction, 2009.

Palacio de Aguas Corrientes
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011