"Silent For A Time"

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Where Time Ceases To Hold Sway

Where Time Ceases to Hold Sway
14" x 18" on Arches 300 lb watercolor paper
watercolor, charcoal, pastel, powdered pigment, varnish and ink

This piece is part of the “Go To Your Happy Place” group show at ZaPow Gallery in Asheville, NC opening this Saturday. A portion of all sales will be donated to “Our Voice”, a local organization that helps provide safe places for victims of domestic violence.
Please contact the gallery with inquiries. Opening reception, September 1st, 7-9 pm

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mysterious Species Conservation

I am pleased to announce that my book, Mysterious Species Conservation, is finally finished! Thanks to all who have followed the book's path to completion. I have poured a lot of thought and love into this project and hope the book will find its way into the right publisher's hands. This may take quite some time, but I promise to post another update as soon as I have some news.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Solstice

To those seeking stillness
in the chaos currently draped over
this vast system of dreamers and doers,
I encourage you to look up.
Take time to sit and marvel 
the brilliant constellations of
overgrown spirits inhabiting our skies.
These giant custodians of dark passage
who plea for silence
as they furnish the world
with lighted pause.
A blanket of hope falling to shield us all
of painful words and uneasy opinions.
A voice calling out in the snow;
A quiet reminder
of some distant future
slowly threading its way through this long night
with a rare, unheralded beauty.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

To The Dark And The Snow That Falls

"To The Dark And The Snow That Falls"
This new print is available to purchase in my shop. 50% of all proceeds will go to the Endangered Species Coalition. Wolves play a profound role in maintaining the health, structure and balance of ecosystems. I encourage anyone unfamiliar with their ability to transform not only plant and animal communities, but the very landscape in which they live, to watch this short video on 
For more information on how wolf conservation efforts are currently playing out in the United States, I suggest reading this National Geographic interview with author Brenda Peterson: news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/wolf-nation-brenda-peterson-wolves
I am well aware that wolf recovery is just one of many causes currently deserving of our attention, but I believe it to be of great importance. It is also one I personally hold dear to heart, as this piece is dedicated to my lovely mother, one of the biggest advocates for wolf conservation that I know.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Thank you

I am running an appreciation sale on my prints through December 1st. 
Take 15% off of your purchase with the code thankyou15. 
Thank you very much for following my art! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Outdated Models Of Reality

"Outdated Models Of Reality"
Set of four coasters that I created for the Salut! II group coaster show opening this Saturday in Portland, OR at Nucleus Gallery. Stop by and say hello if you happen to be in the area!
Opening reception: 6-10 pm November 18th
Please follow this link if you would like to purchase these coasters.
Nucleus Portland
1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Of Mind And Heart

I updated my shop with a few new prints today. Four designs from the book I've been working on, as well as these two illustrations that I recently created for a line of pet sympathy cards. Thanks for continuing to follow my art. The book is slowly progressing and after a few unexpected delays, I now hope to complete it in 2018.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

All That You Are Is Not You

Another piece for a book that I am currently working on entitled 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

For All Our Doubts And Discontents

"For All Our Doubts And Discontents"
This beautiful limited edition print is now available through my website.
50% of each sale will go to environmental and wildlife protection charities.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lover's Eye Group Exhibition

watercolor, pencil, powdered pigment and ink 
7" x 5"
This piece was created for Modern Eden Gallery's "Lover's Eye" group exhibit which is currently on view through February 25th. If you missed the opening last night and are not in the San Francisco area, you can view/purchase work on the gallery's lovely website:
My thanks to Bradley and Kim for inviting me to be a part of this show.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mysterious Species Conservation

I am pleased to announce that I have been working on a new book which I hope to complete by the end of 2017! "Mysterious Species Conservation" follows a group of weird outcast creatures and their various life struggles. This work in progress is entitled "Kevin Knew The Moon".

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone!
May the weight of the previous year be lifted
and replaced with the strength and determination
to create a positive change for this beautifully
complex world in which we live.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Obsolete World Celebrates 10 Years On Etsy

I'm celebrating ten years on Etsy with 20% off 
all purchases now through the month of December! 
Enter the code ETSY10 upon checkout.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Rivet Opening

 Thank you to everyone who dropped in for the opening of Wonders About Which The Living Only Dream last night. If you couldn't make it or if you are interested in purchasing a piece from the show, all of the work can be viewed online by following this link. Once again, my thanks to Laura for inviting me back to her wonderful gallery.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Let Us Go Then

opens November 5th at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio 
with a reception from 7-10pm. A preview of the
work can be viewed by following this link.
My thanks to the gallery for inviting me back
to do another show with them.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Salut! Coaster Show At Nucleus Portland

 "Wallace Was Not So Fond Of Reason"
The Salut! coaster art show at Nucleus Portland is now on display through the eighth of November. If you happen to be in the Portland area, please stop into this lovely little gallery and check out the work of over a hundred talented and diverse artists. If you are not local you can find all of the coasters on their website. My thanks to the gallery for inviting me to be a part of their grand opening!

Nucleus Portland
1445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Nightmare Digital

Nightmare Digital recently interviewed Matthew of Eluvium and I about our collaborations, the process of creating art/music and the beautiful new Eluvium album "False Readings On". For anyone interested, the article can be found by following this link.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Wonders About Which The Living Only Dream

I am pleased to announce that I will have a solo show 
at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio
entitled "Wonders About Which The Living Only Dream"
opening November 5th. Please contact the gallery
if you would like to be added to the preview list.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

False Readings On

Cover art for Eluvium's upcoming album 
to be released September 2nd.
Pre-order through the good people at Temporary Residence Ltd.
and listen to the fantastic track released yesterday on Pitchfork.
My thanks to Matthew for inviting me to be 
a part of this beautiful project.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Moving Sale

I am moving my art studio for the first time in several years and am in the process of sorting and letting go of some original work. Please take some time to check out my shop if you are seeking an original piece or print.obsoleteworld.bigcartel.com or obsoleteworld.etsy.com
Thank you for your support of my art!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Behind The Process

A fantastic new video that shows the process behind Eluvium's new lp box set (as well as a short time-lapse on the creation of this particular piece of art) was released earlier this week! So much love went into bringing this incredible project to life and I am happy to have played a small role in it. Eluvium's "Life Through Bombardment Volume 2" is now 
available through Temporary Residence Ltd. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Eluvium Life Through Bombardment Volume 2 LP Box Set

Last week I received my copy of Eluvium's gorgeous lp box set. I thought I would share a few photos of the finished product. These limited editions are available through Temporary Residence Ltd. while supplies last. Matthew's music has been a huge inspiration to my artwork since the first time I heard it and I am honored to be a part of this project. The box is a worthwhile investment for fans of cinematic/ambient/experimental/classical/elegant noises. Follow this link to listen to some of his work.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Remaining Copies Of Wisdom For Debris

I have about sixty copies of "Wisdom For Debris" left in case anyone out there would still like a copy. I printed 1000 in the spring of 2014 and these are all that remain! My thanks to everyone who has supported this project. I look forward to releasing another book in the years ahead!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Eluvium LP Box Set Artwork

The Eluvium lp box sets have started to ship and I thought I would share one of the pieces that I created for it. "Life Through Bombardment Volume 2" is a limited edition box set of just about everything Matthew has recorded since 2009. His music has been a tremendous inspiration to my artwork since we first met some fifteen years ago and I am always pleased when I get the chance to contribute to his projects. There are still a few of these beauties available through the good people over at Temporary Residence Ltd. in case anyone out there might be interested.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We Keep Where We Don't Know

"we keep where we don't know"
watercolor, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, powdered pigment and spray varnish
This piece was created for the "Be My Valentine" group show which opened yesterday evening at Rivet Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Stop in and check out some fantastic work if you happen to be in the area. The online preview can be found through gallery's website. My thanks to Laura for inviting me to be a part of this exhibit!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Eluvium LP Box Set

We are getting our first glimpse of the beautiful new Eluvium vinyl box set that will be released in just a few weeks! Printed and bound by hand in our hometown of Portland, Oregon these are truly spectacular works of art. Once again, I am so pleased to have contributed to such a gorgeous project. Many thanks to Matthew and Temporary Residence Ltd.