Friday, November 03, 2006


"Katamari Landscape" was previously posted, but I continued to work on it and wanted to re-post it, along with some drawings that preceded it. I got the idea from a bizarre video game called "Katamari Damacy". "Katamari" is a japanese word meaning "clod" or "clump", and "damacy" loosely means "spirit" or "soul". The painting was made by continuously rotating the painting 90 degrees in order to compress the gravity of landscape towards the center. The result is a ball of my landscape elements. Katamari!

Katamari Landscape. oil on canvas

Untitled. ink on paper

Untitled. ink on paper


  1. This is my first visit to your blog. Thanks to the Digging Pitt Link show I'm gonna put you on my list.
    I grew up in Seattle.
    I did some teaching at the School of Visual Concepts.
    I'm living in Ashland, OR right now

    The most important thing is that I responded really well to the ink drawings of this post. We should talk more.

  2. I like this series so much - the concept, the process, and the feeling of accretion.

    Digging Pitt and your comment brought me here - know I'll be back!


  3. I'd just like to say that I find the Katamari landscape very appealing. I love B&W art and there's a lovely frenzied energy that doesn't come across as too spastic, but collected together and stuck to the Katamari. Thanks for making it!