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Via a request from my friends Marz and Christopher, here are a few interesting artists who focus on animals. I hope to add to this in a few days, for now, it’s a good start and the styles are very different.

NOTE: i don’t know how to fix the blank space in the middle… scroll down 🙂


known best for a famous painting of pine trees in the mist, a lot of Hasegawa Tohaku’s other works include tigers, birds, fish, monkeys, etc.

Hasegawa Tohaku, Tiger, 1606




These are kind of strange and surreal… they are part Audobon, with the format of large Japanese painting, and a more surreal narrative

walton ford

walton ford

walton ford



a Japanese artist who incorporated some European style into his work

Rosetsu, Bull and Puppy

Rosetsu, Tiger



an artist I am really fond of. Charley Harper was from West Virginia, and was often hired by the National Parks Service to create posters and other illustrations. Harper emphasized geometric shapes and used flat colors to create dynamic compositions. He made so many works; I’m always seeing new ones every time I run a search.

Charley Harper, from the Giant Golden Book of Biology

glacier bay



a picture to cure all of january’s problems

having time now…

my first semester of teaching over, i’ve been finding time to do some other things! as well as post things i hadn’t gotten around to posting…



just finished this painting, don’t think i painted all summer… so i was nervous about starting. but it went okay.

click for larger image here

here’s detail pics of the ducks.




fell asleep reading

fell asleep reading

drawing for hope

drawing for hope.


This is a drawing for my friend Hope. She is making me something in exchange that my godfather will get for Christmas!! Sssssshhhh!

new poem from last night

Talk! everyone, like I know you can,

and let me see on fragile window glass

the sky inside your mind which your hands

fall palm up to speak of, to gently catch

lost pieces, saturate movies of your heart

overflow, cannot QUITE be held by me

or other willing humans ‘cept in parts —

cups we will drink with curiosity

to know the dreams in another nut’s head,

to release our tears to rapids beyond

ourselves, kiss you colors beyond hellos —

Oh, touching mute blocks! Fear not! Go in stead

To open all human hearts like a canyon

And yell, yell your love, your love, little echos.



i just went around and un-password protected older poems on here. please let me know in a comment if you couldn’t open them.

to find them all use this link

click here

p.s does anyone know how to type a poem in where there is not so much space between lines? how can i do single space typing?