Inspiration from nature, Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais

These photos are from traveling in Mammoth Lakes, Stanislaus National Forest, and Mt Tamalpais. On this summer’s road trip I’m tuning into the van life community of adventure seekers who live on the road. Their miro mobile homes allow them the ability to work and enjoy recreational activities in the most remote areas. While I’m far from…

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360 photos of beach dog walk exploring holy rocks

There were lots of little crabs 🦀 hanging out in these little pools at the beach. I also found many rocks with holes. The rocks seem man made, but somehow Nature makes them. Do you know how and why it happens? Theoretically a composite of compressed materials, some much softer and washed away faster in…

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The power of nature 

Devils Tower earth mandala  a meditation and prayer  for the land that  all beings be free.  Everywhere I look ants march out of their underground labyrinth through a small dark hole in the center of perfectly round mounds of fine dirt.  This patch of land was bare, save the grass in the center. I clear…

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Join The Pack

I have a poster in progress for the #jointhepack campaign. I’m excited to be working on a submission this month. The idea is to create an image of wolf as mother, protecting our vital wild nature. I mix real and fantastical in my illustration style to highlight the differences between the psychological wolf and real life wild animals and habitat conservation. I…

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Intelligent serpent dream unites opposites

Life is a beautiful mystery with infinite potential. Its changing nature is expressed in creative ways, like dream paintings, that reach past perceived limitation. The world, in 2016, is a place where ideas, from bliss to despair, circulate the globe in seconds. However paradoxically, digital communication is suspected of distancing, as opposed to connecting people.…

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Possessed by a Flower God

About a decade ago, I became aware of some tendencies in my creative process that were both confusing and disturbing. In this paper, I attempt to explain a mysterious pattern in my creative experience by using a few concepts articulated by the psychologist Carl Jung. By analyzing my creative behaviors through the lens of Dr.…

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Earth Mother and Father Sky Weep

I hope you enjoy my desktop calendar for November, “Earth Mother and Sky Father Weep.” This image is available for personal use and if you love it, please order a print, canvas, bag or pillow online! Video about the making of this image: This image was created as part of my research for a final…

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