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“The Fire Enlightening”

Posted by on Jun 30, 2018 in Featured, Literature, Philosophy, Poetry | 0 comments

“The Fire Enlightening” is comprised of nine poems that narrate a journey of philosophic self-discovery, populated with logical and chaotic conceptual metaphor, to bridge a synthesis between the world of nature and the artifice of man.

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Surveyor’s Golden Disk No. 1 – Astronomic Latitude Sketch

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in Drawings, Featured, Physics | 2 comments

A useful primer for those interested in how latitude has been determined, over land and sea, from prehistory to the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese, to Viking explorers, and all the way to present navigators.

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“April Ain’t No Joke” – A Pastel Venus

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Drawings, Featured | 0 comments

Happy Easter, happy spring! 2′ x 3′ pencil drawing on paper, digitally...

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“Swimming in Fire”

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Drawings, Featured | 0 comments

Life drawing, 2′ x 3′ pencil on paper, digitally...

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“A Queen Questions Answers”

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Drawings, Featured | 3 comments

A piece dedicated to brilliant and chaotic women. 24″ x 36″ pencil drawing on paper, digitally colorized.

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Kansas City Star Maker Faire 2017 Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Featured, Sculpture, Video | 2 comments

“Garret Tufte, 32, works as a civil engineer and land surveyor in Lawrence, Kan. But he is also a writer and — as the limestone carving taking shape with his hands showed — a sculptor.”

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“Roots Unbound” – In Progress

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Featured, Sculpture | 0 comments

18″ x 18″ x 50″, 350 lbs., Italian marble.

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A Letter Concerning Minimum Wage (with calculations)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Economics, Featured, Misc. Prose | 0 comments

This is an increase in the minimum wage. If we’d like to keep our governmental functions and stimulate the economy, simultaneously, it’s a winner. When you pay your workers enough to buy their own work, you make equity, as Henry Ford paid his employees enough to buy their own vehicles.

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“A Titan Emerges”

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Drawings, Featured | 0 comments

The long awaited final installment of a four-part political cartoon series. 24″ x 36″ pencil drawing on paper, digitally colorized. Click on the picture for highest...

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A Simple Sonata

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Audio, Featured | 1 comment

Around five minutes of solo piano. Three years of playing, and this is something new, composed, and particular. According to my mentor, this is “the first thing you have played that I understand”. Success! Playing with the 1-3-5-7 in C-major, with a little bit of B. Enjoy!

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