Not my usual trail paintings, these works were produced on one evening in early September, bathed in the full moon light of the Harvest Moon in Northern California. Inspired by too much wine and music too loud, this savage series traces the process of a shapeshifter – a wild and dark heart revealed in passionate shadows with a howl a thousand miles long.
Each work measures 6.75″ x 10.5″ and is made of ink on paper with water color, wine and blood.
Launching Monday evening, THE ASTRAL GUIDES at the sister-site: http://www.coyoteandthunder.com. Here is the raw artwork, unattached to the words and poetry that describe the characters and their poetry.
My studio is the great North Coast forests of California; gone are the large scale, candlelit paintings from the Obi Cave. These days, the work is called Trail Painting, and they are small, and they are colorful, and they represent joyful transmissions funneled from my own private, wild-place antenna. The latest work, entitled “The New Sasquatch” will be released May 1st at www.coyoteandthunder.com and atwww.obikaufmann.com.
specializing in what the owner calls “Satanic Psychedelia”…at least one vein. Here is this year’s design for the Trappist’s annual “Kerstbier” festival. You can still get the Tshirt at the Trappist in Old Oakland.
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the last picture of me in the Obi Cave, Hive Studios, Oakland California. Dec. 2013.