Students of my summer course, Transform the World. Exeter Summer, 2017
Make Way for Masquerade! My summer students perform their masks. Exeter Summer, 2017
D'où venons-nous ? Que sommes-nous ? Où allons-nous ? -Paul Gauguin
Matrix (2016) oil on canvas, 22 x 30 inches
Dedicated to our Mother Earth.
inVester. Neighborworks, Woonsocket, RI, 2016
Gloriana and the Kitties (2017) oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
The Cat is Your Oyster (2016) oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches
To Mars and Back (2013) oil on canvas, 32 x 21 inches
Sisters (2011) oil on canvas, 65 x 60 inches
Dream illustration. 2015
Design for a Crayola Marker Breast Plate. 2015
Dances White Buffalo (2013) acrylic on cardboard, 7 x 13 inches
Designs for Dream Pants for Doozer. 2012
Portrait of My Father the Iroquois Warrior (2013) oil on canvas, 25 x 24 inches
The box that I made for this mask is emblazoned with the Amphisbaena, an ant-eating serpent with a head at each end. Appropriately, the ant mask goes inside this ant-eating serpent-box; it is 'eaten' by it.
“Probably at this point, during the habiline period, a conflict ensued between individual-level selection, with individuals competing with other individuals in the same group, on the one side, and group-level selection, with competition among groups, on the other. The latter force promoted altruism and cooperation among all the group members. It led to innate group-wide morality and a sense of conscience and honor. The competition between the two forces can be succinctly expressed as follows: Within groups selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, but groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals. Or, risking oversimplification, individual selection promoted sin, while group selection promoted virtue.
So it came to pass that humans are forever conflicted by their prehistory of multilevel selection. They are suspended in unstable and constantly changing positions between the two extreme forces that created us. We are unlikely to yield completely to either force as the ideal solution to our social and political turmoil. To give in completely to the instinctual urgings born from individual selection would be to dissolve society. At the opposite extreme, to surrender to the urgings from group selection would turn us into angelic robots—the outsized equivalents of ants.”
Lt. WELTRAUM, The Cosmic Ant. 2017
Weltraum is German for "outerspace." The word is made of two words, welt meaning "world," and raum meaning "room." Within the word is another word, traum, which means "dream." This lieutenant is a navigator of the dream-space fabric.
Tao Te Cord: Fan gear for professional baseball player and friend, Cord Phelps. 2014
Sensitivity. Halloween Parade, Exeter, NH, 2012