Previous Versions of my Artist Statements

poster 20
(soon)
I can't lucid dream anymore so here is how I get ideas these days. When I want to, see a painting or, hear a poem, I lay down and block out all light and sound, by wearing Bose QC35 Noise Canceling Headphones, and wearing a high quality sleeping mask. It has become very easy for me to see painting ideas, and hear quatrain lines this way. I wait for the first word of a line. Then I hear a line. For paintings I watch for faint visions which trigger whole visions. I accept any ideas from myself that seem to have come from somewhere other than me.

poster 17
Nov 20th 2014
I get half the quatrains from ordinary thinking, and half from napping and asking to hear voices telling me quatrains one line at a time. I'm not getting visions for the paintings as easily anymore. So starting with painting #1161, I also have been asking to hear the words of painting titles while napping three or four words at a time. That triggers the painting visions too which match. I accept any words from myself that seems to have come from somewhere other than me.

poster 15
Mar 22nd 2013
I get ideas for my paintings from the flashes of hypnagogic imagery I see while dozing or beginning to sleep. It use to happen any time I napped, but lately it's only been working if I ask a specific question. I can also just start napping and ask to hear voices telling me quatrains one line at a time. But lately I don't bother waiting for an actual voice. I just accept any thought from myself that seems to have come from somewhere other than me.

poster 11
Mar 20th 2010
I get ideas for my paintings from the flashes of hypnagogic imagery I see while dozing or beginning to sleep. I have trained myself to snap back awake at the sight of a good idea. I can't lucid dream anymore and I don't remember normal dreams anymore. I get an idea every second or third day this way. I have also discovered, I can just start napping and ask to hear voices telling me quatrains one line at at time with snap backs to awake between each line.

poster 6
Mar 11th 2006
I now exclusively get ideas for my paintings from the flashes of hypnagogic imagery I see while dozing or beginning to sleep. I have trained myself to snap back awake at the sight of a good idea. I can't lucid dream anymore and I don't remember normal dreams anymore. I get an idea every second or third day this way. With lucid dreaming it was once or twice a month. I would prefer lucid dreams so I hope science invents an easy way to have lucid dreams someday.

poster 1
Jun 22nd 2002
I get ideas for my paintings from lucid dreams. About once a month when I'm dreaming, I will realize I'm dreaming, and when I do, I then walk around in the dream looking at art on the walls. I usually find many paintings on every wall. By the time one of these lucid dreams ends I usually have one or two good paintings memorized. I always recreate them in pastel on 12 by 18 inch paper. I've been doing this as a hobby since 1986.


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