Tag Archives: Poured Paintings

What We Desire Takes Us Somewhere

I believe that creativity is a manifestation of the mind’s fertility and the ability to see what can be!  Creativity is not limited to paintings, sculpture, basket-weaving, pot-throwing and print-making.  It is basically a flexibility of the mind and a … Continue reading

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The Welfare of Others

I was born in early 1949 which makes me part of the Baby Boomer generation.  Yes, we were the ones who wallowed in free-love and various drugs all the while revolting against anything and everything which society and our parents … Continue reading

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The Kind of Person We Mocked

We humans are a strange species!  We are capable of self-LESS-ness as well as self-ISH-ness.  We are able to be kind as well as determined to be cruel.  We are petty as well as magnanimous.  Each of us is capable … Continue reading

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Feeling Incredibly Alive

Sometimes people will ask me, “When you start some artwork do you have a finished piece in mind?”  Well, sometimes yes but more often than not when I am facing the blank canvas or paper it is a moment like … Continue reading

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Understanding Our Emptiness

Again and again I am struck by the Hawaiian sense that one must live in harmony with nature, with others and with the Divine.  When such a value is inculcated in an entire culture it is taken in with mother’s … Continue reading

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What’s Good For The Canoe

Every year I look forward to the Merrie Monarch Festival and my annual hula-binge!  My brother Dan in Waikīkī records the three evenings of competition on his VCR and sends me the tapes.  When that “hula box” arrives here in Rincon … Continue reading

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Magical Mistakes

In the book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaakson the author talks about how getting fired from Apple turned out to be good for Steve.  “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.”  Being … Continue reading

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