Luna Ilena Sobre Chapala

 

Full Moon over Chapala

She is the dance of all the world’s oceans

She is the depth of mystery and the vibrating soul

She is the peeling back of all that is hidden

 

Full Moon Over Chapala

Luna Ilena Sobre Chapala by Clinock. 17×14 in. 43×46 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency.  Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. October 2019.

 

 

Carnaval

Carnaval

the music may be too loud,

there may be too many smiling teeth,

you may feel an uncontrollable madness in the night.

but do not fear the spinning lights,

the painted faces, the dizzying rides,

the smells and smoke and mirrors.

it’s only El Carnaval come to town

to break open the darkness,

summon the unexpected

and disrupt reality

briefly,

with magic.

 

 

Carnaval by Clinock. 17×14 in. 43×46 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency.  Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. October 2019.

Magician

Magician

Magician by Clinock. 17×14 in. 43×46 cm. Acrylic on paper.

Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency.  Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico. October 2019.

“Making art isn’t an aesthetic operation; it’s a form of magic designed as a mediator between this strange, hostile world and us; a way of seizing the power by giving form to our terrors as well as our desires.”

Pablo Picasso.

Lola and Smudge

Lola and Smudge

Lola and Smudge. 17×14 in. 43×46 cm. Acrylic on paper by Clinock.

Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency.  Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico in October 2019.

My Mexico paintings are influenced by my surreal and sensual experiences in this other culture that I have grown to love over many years of creative visits.

Lola and Smudge is the first of the Xochi Quetzal Chapala paintings that I will post until they are done.

 

Four Talismans Against The Virus

 

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Four Talismans Against The Virus by Clinock

Fired and stained clay

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Instagram: @johnclinock

Portfolio: johnclinockart.com

“It’s the end of the world as we know it…

…and I feel fine.” (REM).

Qua

“I’m beginning to hear the teachings of my blood pulsing within me. My story isn’t pleasant, it’s not sweet and harmonious like invented stories; it tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves.” Hermann Hesse

Qua. 16×14 in. 41×36 cm. Acrylic on panel.

 

With every breath

I feel the world within change

and yet, recognizable

 

Haiku by Clinock