A selection of paintings...
1977-78, from an antique land, part 1. All paintings are
watercolor on paper, sizes as indicated.
Scroll down for the paintings, click the image
for a larger view.
The Antique Land
paintings, print and book were the result of several years of work
using the Monroe Institute methods of inducing altered state states of
consciousness. I began the work because all of my old ways of
working in art were worn out.
The two images to the right are
among the earliest images from
this work. I was in these early days
trying to use old ways (I couldn't think of any other ways) to find my way in new worlds...
Then I tried representing my mat—I’ll have to call it a
but it was really my flying carpet for astral travel,
usually visualized to start with as a beach towel, spread out near the
surf of an evening beach…
Yes, I thought, make a picture of this thing
I lie on and from which the journey begins each day.