Friday, September 30, 2011


This is me reworking Rooftop for the Urban Abstract Experience project.  The lower photo is the finished painting.  I found this urban abstract atop the roof of the main library in Salt Lake City.  Mixed media, 20x16.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Construction of Cradled Panels

My good friend, Tom Grover, helped me construct cradled panels for the Urban Abstract Experience project.  Tom has all the right tools as well as knowledge and skill.  I assisted with my limited ability in that area.  Dang!  I forgot to take his picture for the blog.  Next time.  Thanks Tom.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

15 Bytes, Utah's Art Magazine

Sue Martin interviewed me about Urban Abstract Experience, my Kickstarter project, for "15 Bytes, Utah's Art Magazine."  The article is to be published in the next issue of 15 Bytes.  Look for it next week at  If you're not a subscriber, do so at that time.

Sue is an accomplished artist, writer and speaker.  Actually she's a jack of all trades.

Thanks Sue.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

At Home Depot

Tevita, at Home Depot cut a 4x8 foot sheet of particle board into 18x24" panel boards for me to use in the project, Urban Abstract Experience.  I asked Tevita if I could take his picture.  He said sure...  had never had anyone ask to do that at Home Depot.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Library Rooftop

I shot this photo atop the Main Library in Salt Lake City.  I am now reworking a painting which will be the first painting in the series for the Urban Abstract Experience.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kickstarter Project

Kickstarter is a form of crowd funding. According to Wikipedia, it is "the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowd funding occurs for any variety of purposes, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support form fans, to political campaigns, to funding a startup company or small business or creating free software."
The Urban Abstract Experience is a result of discovering sidewalk drawings, graffiti, faded signs, decomposing posters, and abandoned buildings. Do you remember any that you have passed? You may remember their location, but do you remember how they looked? Maybe not. Unfortunately, many of these will be removed before they are saved.
Through the Urban Abstract Experience a small percentage of these images will be preserved and spark an interest in the value these images as potential artworks.
Watch for the launch of the project on October 14, 2011!