Hooray! The documentation of the much lauded Codex Dynamic exhibition, projected on the Manhattan Bridge, this past September. I am so grateful to have been a part of it. And, stunned, really, by what Leo Kuelbs and John Ensor Parker created.
The kiddo’s finally adjusted to kinder, so I got a chance to go ahead and finish up this film. I’m excited about the animations especially. More to come…
Our mayor, Bruce Delgado, (who is awesome and also a BLM land agent) asked me to create a poster for this event. Sheep Appreciation Day featured the 3000 head of sheep that are grazing Fort Ord to remove invasive plants.
They ended up not having the Sheep Shiskabobs after all… freaked people out a little to think about that.
More of my work documenting Fort Ord: http://planetord.com
This is a still from the hand painted stop-frame animation series that I am working on called Devil’s Half Acre. It’s taking a long time!
This scene is of Lumpkin’s Jail, in Richmond, Virginia.
More on this project: http://enidbaxterblader.com/film/
My 4-year-old daughter, who wants to be a volcanologist when she grows up, gave me very specific direction on how she wanted this painting executed.
I don’t think it’s done… there wasn’t any tubes of burnt umber in this small town, when I was working on it on Friday… I got one today, so the smoke will improve.
My daughter wants more flying lava balls.
It’s nice to create something figurative. I think I am going to create a figurative series.
I haven’t painted human figures in a long, long time. I’m excited about this series, and how it will relate to my new animation project.
An illustration I painted for our Water, CA dictionary that Nicole and I created for the Crocker Museum. The term is:
Ditches n. 1045 <Old English díc, which has also given dike n.> The naming and daylighting of creeks and streams routed into irrigation ditches reconnects them to the forgotten, natural landscape. Creeks are perceived as having lives and history and call out to wildness. Ditches serve the purpose of industry.