Nude Descending a Staircase (after de Kooning)

I was making a personal transition with my artwork from the literal to something less literal, deviling into abstraction when I became aware of Marcel Ducamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2, which I found fascinating. It was from that artwork that I started to study the Abstract Expressionist, first Arshile Gorky then Willem de... Continue Reading →

The Staged Photograph

Transcontinental Flight, Business Class (Instant Nomad), copyright 2011 Douglas Stockdale A recent call for photographs by the SouthEast Center for Photography in which the theme was The Staged Photograph triggered a recall of the photographs I had created for my series Instant Nomad. This is one of those projects that I have thought about on... Continue Reading →

Hasselblad 55 extension tube

Spring is here and it is time for me to start my eighth season working on my Memory Pods series, especially since my back yard Aloe Vera subjects are sprouting their bloom stalks (see below). In 2016 I had acquired a 32-E extension tube (32mm) for my Hasselblad with the 120mm Makro lens. After using... Continue Reading →

illogical lessons of Anna Karaulova

When I shared my previous article about lessons learned from my book workshop, Liz Vaughn commented on my social media shout-out: "For me, having been a graphic designer, the straightening and improving habit is ingrained". Her comment really resonated with me and provided some wonderful food for thought; due to my training and work experience... Continue Reading →

Southeast Center for Photography – Flora

I am very delighted to have my artwork Inspired from my Memory Pods series juried into the Southeast Center for Photography's thematic exhibition Flora by Wendi Schneider. This is a really a very nice validation of this particular artwork, which was recently featured in my solo exhibition of the Memory Pods series at The Photographic... Continue Reading →

Learning from my own workshop

During each step of my recent book development workshop over the four days, I began to apply what we were discussing to a specific photographic series that I had made while in China. I have been grappling with this body of work for the past ten plus years. While providing a critique of the participants... Continue Reading →

Second Vaccine shot – Done!

Yes, I just received my second COVID vaccine shot yesterday afternoon. Cool! Just a little bit sore spot on my arm, but otherwise, no issues. Being a science-geek and involved with pharmaceutical development, I believe in the science of vaccines. I have never thought of the earth being flat. I understand that the full immunization... Continue Reading →

Hard edge abstractions

In the 1960's there were a series of hard edge schools of abstraction, most notely Op-Art and Color Field. Besides the hard edges, with sharply defined borders, the artwork incorporated flat fields of color within the shapes. The hard edge painting was an America West Coast style of painting as compared to the gestural form... Continue Reading →

Sub-atomic Landscape

I am working on a new series of sub-atomic landscapes, which is a place/condition/state that we really cannot fathom. Interestingly physicists have started to determine that what might be occurring in our sub-atomic world is equally relevant to how the universe functions. My fascination with Quantum Mechanics still goes unabated. Featured artwork, Sub-Atomic Landscape¬†LSTa092222-03-01¬†is 24... Continue Reading →

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