Kali’s Golden Turtleneck Dream

While in Kolkata years ago I had a dream of Kali after visiting the Kalighat Kali Temple, one of the few temples that really affected me upon spending an day doing pujas and speaking with the temple priests.   In the dream Mahkali came to me and gave me a golden turtleneck sweater that would…

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A SHAGGY BARK TALE

excerpt from Journal of Wild Culture on birch bark collecting with the Fastwurms by Napo B.

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“Most Wanted” Liminals @ Large

Liminal Space for sub-Identity, non-specific attributes, vague self-reference, vacant soul containers, Identity portraiture, transactional apparitions, persona non grata, the vacant expression and the hidden soul.. #portraitpainting #portraits #napob #oilpainting ” Patterns Of Defense ”  Oil on Canvas, 36 x 32 in., September 16th, 2015   ” What I Remember Of Him ”  Oil on Canvas,…

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Are your dreams a gilded cage?

The Dreamer’s Cage is the name of a particular topic I have taken on in my recent painting and drawing activity. I have included a few of these works below, in August I decided to do a name search on the word “dreamer’s cage” and interestingly enough only one relevant link came up to a…

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What’s in a name? How to name art and influence people

Recently, I went into the gallery to deliver some catalogues for the current show of new drawing works at Angell Gallery when a recurring issue came up. People had shown an interest in a particular work titled, The Wheelmaster; however when I had first completed the work I referred to it as Human Farming. My…

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Lilith & Naga

This is a time lapse video of me working on my most recent work, Lilith & Naga.  It is a combination of oil on birch panel and charcoal with the lines are created by using an industrial grinder as a drawing tool. Your comments appreciated.

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“Scrying With Charcoal”

  Scrying with charcoal again, which is a quick way of drawing and channeling images, where I draw with both hands and as quickly as possible. I avoid judging the work which helps me get closer to  tougher and more detailed images, at times some images only take a couple of minutes, while others can take…

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Spring weather makes a difference

Great day in the studio, two of my favourite creations of the day, one drawing from my android and one painting on panel. Setting up my time lapse cameras to capture work in progress. 

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“Backseat Road Trip Notes”

Excerpt: South West Journals 1981-2014 A Fastwurms Road Trip – Aug-Nov 1987.  To set the stage, we had driven across Canada from Toronto to Banff to do a site specific installation, we decided to bring our Kayaks mounted on the roof of an old Dodge Dart. The idea was to save money by camping and using the kayaks on…

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Death Valley Inspiration Tour

Edge-notes: Fastwurms trio travel to DV for some inspiration. Napo travels from NYC, Kim and Dai travel from Toronto, they meet in Las Vegas. One more time in tandem roles and fingered memory in rolling wheels and exploding liquid flights in pouring cash into our unique trail blazing paradigm. Smiles and chuckles of three: in…

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