words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Posts tagged “Painting

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a polar vortex heading south

a polar vortex heading south

snow
wind
cold
and ice
even here in the deep south; what a week it has been.


a tomorrow that never comes | a two ships passing, remix

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an ocean of dreams;
outside my window
with two ships passing …
and a tomorrow that never comes


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experiment: data complex 10 | the world in recollection (a returning place remix) | video art HD

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“The World In Recollection” will be the last in my featured series of the emerging world concept. I am not sure where I will venture into next with video, but I hope to feature more of my own experimental imagery.


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variations | into abstraction: the memory outside my window


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variations | into abstraction: the place where all this started, this thirst (the playground remix)


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variations | into abstraction: hum, a bitter sweet song


variations | into abstraction: a thoughtful moment on the horizon

It came to me
like a flash
[white
vertical
light]
ascending;
> i was,
… bound
with this thoughtful moment
of self reflection
and disappearance …
just beyond
the distant horizon


variations | into abstraction (a mirrored dream remix)

Seconds after awakening,
a mirrored moment
> my life
here and then

As we move through life, we think of friends and loved ones. Sometimes they visit us in our dreams. And seconds after awakening, we hold onto their presence … Last night I was in my grandmother’s home; Mrs. Aline Pearl Thorne, our beautiful, loving, family matriarch. Even now the dream slips from my consciousness, but the sound of her voice, and my joy in finding and embracing the familiar dinner dish she has prepared still lingers. I thought of a distant cousin, who had one time shared in this experience of family love. Distant we may be, but I can feel that across the continuum that is space and time, we share the same mirrored dream.


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variations | into abstraction (a silent place remix)


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variations | the beautiful things we see


variations | the view across the lake (a picture never completes the thought remix)

Sometimes, no matter the view, the picture never completes the thought.


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variations | seconds from a waking sunrise with you

variations | seconds from a waking sunrise with you

full of reflection
the rising sun,
and your thoughts
just beyond
> waking in seconds


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variations | finding a beautiful place again

variations | finding a beautiful place again


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variations | when we see the beauty of things in a similar light

variations | when we see the beauty of things in a similar light


experiment: data complex 8 | a world floating by for you and i | video art

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“A World floating By For You and I” is an expression of ambiguity in how we exist within the world around us.


variations | the things we dream when all is forgiven

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the late night
turned into day
> dream
you say …
when all is forgiven


variations | the things we dream burn like the sun

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I want to thank Nancy my girlfriend, for fulfilling the dreams that burn like the sun …
You have made the waking day a sunlight that last forever ….


variations | only the decades of our youth were left behind

it was a wonderful era
the years in decades;
things to dream
> and now
the dreams to leave behind


variations, rewind and remixes | postcards and influences 02

Some moments with Highwire Gallery, the Philadelphia Artist Cooperative, John Cage in performance, Digital Voice, fellow artist and friend Paul Curci, and my solo digital exhibition “Sometimes In the Waking the Reality is More Pressing than the Dream.” at Villanova University Art Gallery. The years 1987 through 2001.

Below are links to the original posts that I am using for these variations, rewind and remixes.

http://wp.me/p1f97v-7C

http://wp.me/p1f97v-8B


variations | your heart in my picture frame

a heart framed
by love
your picture
next to my every waking moment


variations | for now and maybe forever

if you thought
that things could change
remember …
for now
and maybe tomorrow |
it’s always the same as today


experiment: data complex 2 | shipwrecked | video art

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Drifting on the endless sea, a Titanic moment: Crushed against the data of memories, hopes and dreams. Cold and icy. Feeling a part of something, in the place of everything, on the edge of nothingness. Falling from the sky with no structure to evolve into. Living in a deep, dark, place masquerading as a beautiful heaven; a post modern world, an urban complexity. Data Complex – Shipwrecked.


variations | today he felt less than alive

Something has been following him throughout the day, it speaks to him in soft whispers. And in-between the lost evolving things, (dreams and memories alike) and all the many yesteryear’s, today he listened and felt less than alive.


variations | don’t say you know

variations don't say you know

i thought
for a moment
if it could be
then you paused
don’t say you know
is all i remember …