WELCOME to my blog and creative art space!

Since our retirement and relocation to the Puna District on the Big Island of Hawaii, (where we proudly admit to being "Punatics") my artistic energies have largely gone into our new home, addition of an ohana/apartment, and our acre of land. We have planted fruit trees, built lava walls, dug holes, reclaimed the boundaries from the jungle, and developed the landscaping.

During all this rewarding, hard work, I have wondered in what way the art I had been creating (you can see some below) would transition to reflect this dynamic island life. I have doodled in an art journal as impressions arose, splashed color, scribbled images, words, half-formed raw ideas, inklings of bold color, and fractal-like geometry -- all rather abstract. So, what do I do with all these musings, particularly since it is so VERY different from the art I was creating in Humboldt County?

I have some beginning shapes now and color; it is time to play. I'll try to add some of my thoughts here, for those few who are curious. And, if you'd like to know more, you can email me.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Bourgeois Boop" -- completed!

Sometimes things really do "fall together" and this time all the pieces (and there were many) did! I am pleased with every aspect of this piece. To read more, please visit the "Strange Angels" gallery of my website (haysmerart.com). This "Strange Angel" is currently visiting the Redwood Art Association exhibit in Old Town Eureka.

I have submitted a press release to both the San Francisco Chronicle and the New York Times -- quite a stretch for a small-town artist, but reaching for the stars is something I believe in!

Race Against Time -- completed.

With "Race Against Time" now done, it is temporarily at Many Hands Gallery in Old Town Eureka (please go visit it and other pieces.) Later in August, it will be at Humboldt Arts Council -- at the Morris Graves Museum of Art where it will be auctioned for their annual Autumn Auction. Now on to the next project!