Self Portrait as Parquet Flooring under Renovation

SP as parquet flooring

sometimes it’s elusive



this renovation thing

this endless penitential kneeling


 sawdust and glue

to make new

that which is broken

like living in a smashed mirror

or walking on ice

that’s cracking

all around you

one needs to surrender

every molecule

of attention

to that shining orb inside

 called home

otherwise everything begins

to fragment

and the danger is


which part fits where

and why

conte drawing and poem by clinock

Card Project – Day 34 – Everyday Things

Day 34.  medium – conte.

To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.   Paul Valery

Everyday Things


Card Project – Day 33 – Crossing the Line

Day 33.  medium – conte.

Crossing the Line

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.  Oscar Wilde.


Card Project – Day 30 – Doubt

Day 30.  medium – conte.


The believer is happy, the doubter is wise.   Greek Proverb.


Clinock’s Art and Photography Show

I have a show of my paintings, drawings and photographs at Higher Grounds, 2300 West Broadway, Vancouver, until the end of November, 2011.

All exhibited work is for sale. Here are a few examples from my show:

Card Project – Day 22 – Playing

Day 22.  medium – conte.


The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.  Carl Jung