AutoCAD VAJRAS

AutoCAD VAJRAS

I made a pile of both drawings and paintings based on an abstract conception of human chakra system. I won’t go into what that is-if you don’t know give it a quick google. My drawings (I called them CANDLES) looked kind of like this on the right: I have 30 more or less of these…

Continue Reading

REPEATING PAST MISTAKES

I revived this painting from 1976. I pulled it out of the drawer where it’s been laying for almost 40yrs. I always liked the piece and thought I would come back to it sometime and flesh out the issues it raised. It had some elements of that cool detachment that was popular in some abstract…

Continue Reading

Connie Mallinson on my Meditation Drawings

  The graphic works of Bill Jehle have many art historical antecedents from the hybrid creatures of Hieronymous Bosch to Surrealism’s automatic writing and stream of consciousness imagery, German Expressionist caricatures, the ink drawings of Picasso, Jackson Pollock’s swirling cosmic seas, and more recently, the head comics of the psychedelic age. As with most contemporary…

Continue Reading

Unter Eichen

Under Oaks is a series That came about from living in an oak forest here in Topanga. Our property is host to at least 80 imposing Coast Live Oaks (and they host us). The Chumash, I heard, called them “los dedos del diablo.” After living here awhile you begin to understand why Quercus agrifolia are…

Continue Reading

Brian McNeece on Leonidas

Leonidas, June 9, 2012 I don’t have an emotional response when I first see it. Like some people, because of the many pencil lines left from the drafting stage, I tend to think that it’s not finished. The painting is a profile view of the whole dog cut with pencil lines in very complex geometric…

Continue Reading

Leonidas, King of the Dogs

Leonidas: Named after the great king of the Spartans elected to defend Greece from the combined armies of Xerxes at Thermopylae in 481BCE. For you, inhabitants of wide-wayed Sparta, Either your great and glorious city must be wasted by Persian men, Or if not that, then the bound of Lacedaemon must mourn a dead king,…

Continue Reading

Braver than me

After just a couple of inches of rain over two days stuff is already starting to sprout. I admire their optimism but with the Santa Anas blowing it’s hard to believe they will survive. This time of year is normally what we call false spring (of course winter is when everything grows), we get a…

Continue Reading

It’s Official NWS says “El Nino coming”

Last fall we had a huge fall of acorns. Now (end of summer another, light so far,  fall of acorns that started about 4 weeks ago (middle of summer). I called Max to gloat that this confirmed my theory about a coming El Nino event this winter. Now NWS has jumped on my bandwagon http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html (non peer…

Continue Reading
  • 1
  • 2