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The Studio at Night

Posted by Dane Carder on May 24, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Many years ago, I found my way to the studio at night on a fairly regular basis. I guess it was mostly when I was painting houses during the day, and I needed the night time to keep the studio work progressing. That habit slowed to a slow crawl over the last five years or […]

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Head First

Posted by Dane Carder on May 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Yesterday, I cut the new panels for thirty new paintings, and today I sanded and gessoed them. There’s a lovely mindlessness about this part of the process (hand in hand with mindfulness). I’m more excited about making these (Symbol Signs/Portal Paintings/Insert Other Working Title Here) than I would have imagined three months ago. I was […]

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Camus

Posted by Dane Carder on May 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  “The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” I enjoyed my dabbling in existentialism. The early 90’s were ripe for this cause, and I still hold dear plenty of that same Spirit. It is compartmentalized in its own container, and I take it out […]

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The First Law…

Posted by Dane Carder on May 21, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. Inauguration Day IX (Infinity) is is meant to express some version of this law. The image breaks down in to shapes […]

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Casualties of Creativity

Posted by Dane Carder on May 20, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Today, I gave myself the marching orders to continue into battle against the paintings that were fighting for their lives. I have a couple of requests for artworks, and I am needing to up the inventory to supply those in need. So, some lesser creations from the last year or two have been in front […]

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The Renovation Shuffle

Posted by Dane Carder on May 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I painted interiors of houses for twelve years or so. I have helped my brother build a couple of houses. My understanding of the extreme availability of misfortune in house projects is keen. That being said, I haven’t until now put myself in such harm’s way. My wife and I have been discussing the idea […]

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Final Count

Posted by Dane Carder on May 18, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

By the end of the five days that Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House served fresh strawberry pie, they had sold 11,310 slices. That’s 1885 pies. The restaurant is open from eleven to eight o’clock, so, they were serving 4.18 pieces of pie per minute for nine hours a day, for five day in a row. […]

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Paintings Never Painted

Posted by Dane Carder on May 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Art and the End of Suffering entails an intimate relationship with non-attachment. The mind of a painter (in my experience), cycles through ideas of paintings on a continual basis. There is a solving of issues of current work, brushstrokes, tones, textures, etc… there is a projection of potential series, and other series, and more other […]

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Art Talk

Posted by Dane Carder on May 16, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I gave a presentation in “Studio B” at the Frist Museum tonight… the prep caused a little bit of anxiety. What it boiled down to was that I found myself in a place that was quite uninterested in talking about art or myself, and that was exactly what I was supposed to go do (it […]

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The Medal

Posted by Dane Carder on May 15, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  I had asked my mom where her James Beard medal was, as I had not seen it out on display. Of course, she only received it last week, so she hasn’t had much time to get it “placed” in the restaurant. During my lunch today, I asked her again, and with the help of […]

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