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|ARTSHOW IN A DREAM: by Wayan; 1983/6/28 & 9/18, a recurrent-dream poem on modern art's blind spots
Jaundiced dreams of an art show spell out just how deeply I reject the rules behind modern art...
|BED VORTEX: by Wayan; 2002/10/24, an abstract Halloween portrait of the hypnogogic state
I sculpted a plaster abstract, then realized it wasn't. A vortext of boiling bedsheets, faces, hands, hints of bodies...
|A BIG WET KISS TO YOU, TOO: by Wayan, 1999, a dreamlike ceramic.
My abstract sculpture just got fishier and fishier, til it grew these big red lips...
|COYOTE INVADES ABSTRACTION: by Wayan; nondream digital painting, 1998.
Coyote invades an abstract painting and reveals why the art biz loves high-concept, impersonal art...
|CRYSTAL WAVES: by Wayan; 1990. Digital sketch of music-trance.
How Bach sounded to me after seeing Fantasia...
|CUTTLEBONE: by Wayan; 1999, sculpture, 7", plaster/acrylic; a nondream improv.
If you can't tell what it is from the thumbnail, cheer up. It's indescribable full-size, too.
|DOCTOR VENTRIL: by Wayan; 1978/9/22, a nightmare where I'm the nightmare.
A doctor lures me into his office. What he turns out to be scares me less than how I defend myself...
CAUTION: VIOLENCE, ARACHNOPHOBIA
|THE DOUBT: by Wayan; 2007/2/15, an undream trance-painting
Painting an abstract watercolor, I drifted into trance, and found myself climbing a thorny slope. Had I gone wrong?
|FIGHTING A VIRUS: by Wayan, 1998/11/21, a diagnostic nightmare.
Coming down with a virus, I dream of a guy who INSISTS we must fight, it's just so FUN...
|FRACTAL: by Wayan; fractal painting, 1990?
Early Euro and Indian art liked bilateral symmetry; old Japan liked careful asymmetry. I like self-similarity.
|GALAXY FLOWER: by Wayan; 1993. digital painting of a (nondream) vision.
My take on what Georgia O'Keeffe claimed she was up to with those giant flowers...
|MAMMAL FLOWERS: by Wayan; 1991. Digital painting on recurring dream situation.
Since I dream I'm an animal a lot (or I'm an animal that wakes to find it's human a lot) hands fascinate me...
|TRIBUTE TO JOAN MIRO: by Wayan; 1984/2000. Erasable crayon, 14 x 17", nondream
Nearly abstract but not quite. The snake, the quill pen, the secretary bird, and the rose.
|THE POWER OF ART: by Wayan; 2016/8/29, a dream-poem about the longtern effect of dreamwork?
At a museum, a weird art project shows me how observing & documenting life can improve that life--just from being taken seriously...
|THE RED THING: by Wayan; 1998. Digital portrait of a song.
You're looking down on a landscape at something red, scalloped and twisty. A barrier or a path to follow?
|SAX: by Wayan; 300K total, 8 pp, 1991/5/31, a digital comic--a true story.
Alone in my blue room, I heard sax music. Two sunbathers were jamming outside my window...
CAUTION: SEX AND SAX
|SPARK OF THE DIVINE: by Carla Young, 2010/2/2; painting of a brief oracular dream
A voice told me, "Human beings have a spark of the divine"...
|SQUIGGLE BIRD: by Wayan; 480 x 640, 1997.
Just an abstract birdlike acrylic squiggle I liked. Sorry, no story...
|THE STONE THE BUILDER REJECTED: by Wayan; 1998/10/3; plaster sculpture ca. 9" across.
I love curves, not the chunky forms of this machine-ruled world...
|TANGUY: by Wayan; 1963-4, childhood surrealist drawing.|
Not a guy with a tan. Yves Tanguy was a sailor who became a Surrealist. When I was nine or ten, his work inspired me to try my first landscape drawings...
|TAROT: CHAOS: by Wayan; 36K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of big messes, confused beginnings--and fertilization...
|TAROT: THE MAZE: by Wayan; 32K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
When you start thinking and scheming hard, you can end up "amazed": lost in a maze of choices...
|TOPOGRAPHY OF EXCESS: by Wayan; 1997. Digital painting on digital painting.
They call it the information highway because we're all supposed to march in formation...
|TWISTED!: by Wayan; 2003/6/23, 18 images; a nondream experiment
I twirled pinups into surreal not-quite-abstracts, to see just how twisted sex could get...
CAUTION: NAKED PRETZELS
|UTOPIA: by Wayan; 37 p, 3.9 MB, 2007/5/9, a painted essay on... wishes?
An improvised painting-series exploring my obsession for Utopia--and your deafening silence...
CAUTION: IDEAS, FURRY NUDITY, THAT GOSH-DARN MODERN ABSTRACT ART
|WARRING MOIRES: by Wayan; 1988. Abstract nondream digital picture-poem-thingy
Dodging between all your -isms, I feel like a bird on a battlefield...
|WIRES: by Wayan; 1957-1963, a recurrent childhood nightmare resolved by drawing, Dec 1999
I was bodiless but trapped. All I could see were these moving wires. Whenever a knot drifted by...
CAUTION: MADNESS, TORMENT, TELEPATHY, SEXUAL REBELLION
|A WORK OF ART: by Carla Young, early 1970s; dream painting and story
I'm to be beheaded. Guards chant "It's important to enjoy what you're doing." I know my spilled blood will create a work of art...
|YELLOWBALL ABSTRACTION: by Wayan; 2001. Ink tinted digitally. Dream image unrecognized at first!
Another lie from those fiendish abstractionists. Turns out it's not a yellow ball at all...
|ZYGOTE: by Wayan; 104K, 600 x 640, 1999.|
It's true: after death, angels advise you where to go next. But what if you get an over-eager travel agent?
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