Evolving maps/non-maps

June 1st, 2007

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New Google Studies

May 18th, 2007

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Beneplex

The idea that an enthography is ‘personal’ is probably a little redundant. How can a person create anything but something that is already impossibly personal? In other words, how can you objectively observe yourself or anything else without it being tinted by a bunch of random variables (memories, associations, landscapes, factoids, etc)? Maybe I’m just hung up on this.. A lot of my work has been in some way about this problem. I don’t think that I have come to any particular clarity about this – nor do I think it (clarity) is really that necessary.

Anyway.. The above are a few more ‘maps’ or ‘ethnographies’ or ‘pieces of plexi-glass and canvas with paint and markings on them’.

The painting sitting on the floor is a riff on ‘benediction’.

New(ish) Painting

April 16th, 2007

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New Work (not so new)

February 5th, 2007

New Work (not so new)

Just decided to stop working on these – wasn’t sure about them. Can’t say I am now, but here they are.

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I should I go into what’s behind these little guys.. I have been mixed-media-ing on these antique pages for more than 3 years.

I started when I found an old ‘dictionary of cookery’ (probably published in the early 19th century) at the flea market in Santa Cruz. Opened it, and immediately noticed old recipes handwritten into the cover..also noticed that the pages were not recipes, but for some reason someone (long ago?) had bound in the pages of an old anatomical textbook of some sort (my imagination is still running wild with that one). I kind of got stuck to the book there, and gave the guy 50¢ for it.

It took me a while to get to the point where I could actually tear the pages out and draw on them ( I have a geeky reverence for antiques from my childhood antique mall excursions across the country with my parents ).

At first the book just sat there. I would thumb through the outrageously outdated medical information (apparently, masterbation causes blindness and a host of other impure illnesses, and of course women are not to be allowed outside when depressed). About a week later, I decided to start tearing out the pages and doodling on them. It became very thereputic as it satisfied the need to doodle while watching StarTrek, and also to arbitrarily re-appropriate something intended for another use. I have always been bothered by the act of ‘defining’ and naming, and(to be honest) I do still love Barthes, and Bateson and Certeau etc.. but I have to admit, as time passes, some of that shit’s been internalized, and some forgotten, and I mostly just enjoy the textures and practice now.

New Small Works

November 28th, 2006

Spent some time in the freezing studio tonight.. Huddling with my pizza and my electric heater, I figured I’d try some new ideas since I was stuck to the heat.

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Detail of a new piece destined to be cut/cropped to this size.

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New ‘new organics’ texture bag.

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Working out a new direction for the bigger wall pieces.

Glass Warren Schultheis

A few more like this one on the way.  Part riff on Guy Debord’s psychogeographic maps, part ‘fun with layers/textures’..

Maybe back to weird figurative..

November 12th, 2006

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Figurative stuff keeps grabbing me. Even though I haven’t done it in years..I took some photos at my brothers soccer game today and got a little carried away when loading them on my machine.. These figures are superimposed on that shot of my studio below.. I have probably 50 digital sketches to 1 painting that comes from them..
I think don’t have more than a few paintings that wern’t at some point run through the computer for sketching..

Who knows where this one will go..

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November 12th, 2006

Studio Yet Warren Schultheis