•October 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Jake Olson and I originally painted “Translation” live during Datsik at the skyway theater. I then proceeded to 3d print “Translation 2” by taking the original painting into blender, tracing it and using various methods to extrude the two dimensional work into three dimensions. The model was then sliced with Cura and printed on my deltaprintr and minimax.
Translation, Acrylic, 2’X4′ 2015
Translation II, 3d printed PLA and Spraypaint, 2’X4.5′ 2015
•November 14, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Myoe was a monk whom ate some mushrooms picked by a novice monk. The novice monk did not realize that the mushrooms he’d picked were psychotropic poisonous. Myoe was then assaulted by a mirage of illusion. Myoe, in search of the root to the illusion he experienced, found only deeper illusion in that the mushrooms were in themselves unreal and without finite existence.
Relatedly, Zhuangzhi awoke from a dream where there was no Zhuangzhi, but that he was rather a butterfly. Upon awakening he couldn’t be sure whether he was a man whom dreamed he was a butterfly or now a butterfly dreaming himself to be a man. Through the chrysalis of dream he could not be sure whether he was this or that or what was ”reality”.
Language is also not as simple as this or that. A word can mean many different things to many different people. The mushrooms Myoe ingested were similar to language, and Buddhism in the sense that these fabrications are intoxicating, provisionary and yet illusory. They point to the truth but are not truth itself. They act as a door, both a barrier and the opening to truth.
In this meditation, Myoe dreams himself to be Zhuangzhi, having a dream within a dream. When Zhuangzhi awakens and cannot be sure whether he was a butterfly or man, he was actually neither, but a dream within a dream, simply Sunyata.
•November 11, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Zhuangzhi was a monk whom awoke from a dream and was unsure to as whether he was a man whom dreamed he were a butterfly, or now a butterfly dreaming himself to be a man. My work explores the concept of the Butterfly Effect or rather the idea of interconnectedness through another mathematical algorithm called the ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’, which is a parabola that revolves around an axis to create an infinite surface existing within three dimensions. Zhuangzhi Dreams of Fungus takes the hypothetical twist in that Zhuangzhi dreams himself to be a fungus wherein all the other characters that he meets in his dream, though they appear as separate entities on the surface level, are all actually an extension of himself, connected by the mycelium. When Zhuangzhi awakens, he cannot be sure whether he was a man whom dreamed he was one with the entirety, or now the entirety dreaming oneself to be a man.
Zhuangzhi Dreams of Fungus, screen print and origami, various sizes. 2014
•January 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment
FaceForward is a Minnesota based performance art’s collective that I participate in. In this video you can catch me doing a little acroyoga in my art exhibition Liminal Cognition at the Gamut Gallery. I also did a little bodypainting for the video. Check out FaceForward at http://faceforwardmn.com/ or on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FaceForwardMN
•October 7, 2013 • 1 Comment
Tyler Hawkinson and I designed this mural which was painted live during a beerfest by ourselves alongside Phong Nguyen and Jake Eidem at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis, MN