Previous Versions of my Artist Statements


poster 21
Feb 9th 2018
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 on an Oakworks Prone Pillow, and block out all light and sound, by wearing Bose QC35 Noise Canceling Headphones, while making sure the face pillow is pressing against my brow. 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 20
May 27th 2017
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 on an Oakworks Prone Pillow, 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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