Digital Consciousness News.

Issue 119. June 2009
Bob Dornberg
Bob Dornberg is the June 2009 Digital Color Artist of the Month. Dornberg was born in Los Angeles in 1940. He and his twin brother, Ken, had painted with their dad since an early age. Dornberg was inspired by Rempel in high school to explore juxtaposition, and by Elgart and Amato at UCLA to paint anything and to do it a lot. Over the last 12 years he has produced over 950 oil paintings. Images of his work appear on websites of poetry, in printed publications and on book covers.

His paintings develop composition through relations of shapes, dark and light patterns, rhythm and color relations. His subjects are slices of life development after Degas, Diebenkorn, Vuillard and Monet.

New Contemporary Artists and Galleries
The following artists registered in the last month. To view the work of an artist enter the artist's name at http://DigitalConsciousness.com To see these most recent artists go to http://DigitalConsciousness.com/new/
  1. Moira Buchanan. Explores personal interaction with the painting medium. She constantly adds and subtracts oil paint on the surface, whilst incorporating organic and figurative matter. This act of destruction and creation creates a paradox which captures the artist's subconscious and psyche.
  2. Meg MacKenzie. An emerging photographer for a few years now. She studied art at York University.
  3. Sajjad Ahmed. A visual artist living and working in Pakistan. He graduated from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan in 2007. In the short time of two years, his work has become sought after by international curators, institutions and art buyers.
  4. Tom Repasky. A pioneer in digital fine art with a surrealist orientation. He has been producing works of intricate detail and thought provoking composition since 1995
  5. Dutchartistjelke van Beekveld. Creator from the new art style -- spacingart. Born Eindhoven in the Netherlands province of North Brabant, he is an industrial and art academy trained painter
Eugene Becker, Judy Puckett, Joseph DiSipio, Calico, Kevin Barr, David Derr and Gilbert Abric have added new artwork to their galleries. http://DigitalConsciousness.com/gallerylist.phtml

My uncle John died this month. An epitaph:
 
Which of the two, when God and John meet,
Will occupy—you ask—the judgment seat?
Sure, our old friend—each one of us replies—
Will justly dominate the Grand Assize:
He’ll seize the scepter and ascend the throne,
Claim the Almightys thunder for his own,
Trump the Last Trump, and the Last Post postpone,
Then, if his strong prerogative extends
To passing sentence on his sinful friends,
Thus shall we supplicate at Heaven’s high bar:
Be merciful! You made us what we are;
Our jokes, our joys, our hopes, our hatreds too,
The outrageous things we do, or want to do—
How much of all of them we owe to you!
Send us to Hell or Heaven or where you will,
Promise us only you’ll be with us still:
Heaven, without you, would be too dull to bear,
And Hell will not be Hell if you are there.
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