Virtual Stamps

Greetings Followers of the blog EYESEAT.
Many uplinked images in my blogdom have been compromised into that grotesque gray and blue gauge-icon demanding subservience from Photobucket. My apologies ring out true as I sit back and grow blue. I can't afford $400/year to keep images uploaded, no. So we're just starting over, here. Sure, I can occasionally go back and re-upload the archive of images here, but that would take as long as a remote satellite to orbit the earth seventy times. The ephemeral nature of image hosting services mirrors the constant mutations rippling through the spacetime fabric of the cosmiverse.

The origins of visions as seen through our optic nerves: where do they arrive from, if not starlight? In our waking dreams here on this electromagnetic spinning planet, how did we come to open our eyes and see? Please excuse me while I go refill my coffee. Today's watercolor illustration is a repeat under a new title. Maybe you missed it, years ago. I tell you, I thought about this until I was in danger of becoming permanently anchored into the ground as a human tree. Stay tuned in the following weeks for new artwork to be denied being hosted and uploaded here. I'm still here, the hidden shadow behind the lurkers, but my words themselves are reading you, there's no longer any room for doubting that this remains true, and its because you aren't even here really to be read by my words. So there.

May 11, 2011


magic marker on glossy photo print paper


  1. The only place one may optimally see my watercolors is here online for free. Enjoy.

  2. It's strange: in the old world, the original work of art was revered above any facsimiles or reproductions. In the post-modern world of today, there is no longer any such thing as reality, and the simulacra has more definition than the original.

    "I prefer your lips red - not what the good Lord made - but what he intended." - r.waters

    Insofar as this Baudrillardian ethic goes towards my own watercolors, I can easily see the superiority of the scanned, online pixelized images over the trapped behind refractive flatness of the originals.

    Yes - there is a trade-off. A particular aspect of the originals that does not carry across that well in the digitally scanned realm, is the source limitation of the watercolor paints having dried, themselves. These digitally scanned renditions of the original watercolors mostly share another element in common: they were scanned promptly after the original's completion. Therefore - some of the original, fading freshness was captured for posterity, here.

    *(I would love to run an experiment, by scanning these old originals again, in the future, and compare the results to see if there is any visibly pronounced contrast between their "freshness" in the past and their having faded more in the future.

  3. In the meantime, scroll through all the old posts here and enjoy the facsimiles. After all, they are the image that is mostly viewed, and in time, will be all that remain of the originals, themselves having flaked off their old dried up watercolors, or been outright lost and destroyed across the unpredictable landscape of circumstance.