SITEPAINTERS     imagine/the e-zine

the art of place – vision, color & form

magine, a word that invites us to sense, to see what is not yet visible. Imagination is the space of inner freedom. In the quietness of our hearts and minds new impulses arise with a will to be.

"Every creative act involves...a new innocence of perception, liberated from the cataract of excepted belief."
Arthur Koestler

magine invites you to stay in touch. We believe art, architecture, interior design and the living of everyday life belong together. Site Painters is dedicated to an evolving, collaborative art of place making. Please subscribe here and we’ll include you in occasional updates from the “imagination’s chamber.”

The Eye/I of the Beholder

John Early has his eye on publishing his memoir about a life of seeing and drawing. Now in the late stages of Parkinsons, John’s friends and family have assisted him in creating a book of his never-before exhibited work. The Eye/I of the Beholder contains 200 pages filled with full color reproductions in a variety of mediums from ink to glowing pastels.

The Eye/I of the Beholder is organized around six genres: landscape, still life, portraiture, figurative work, examinations of the masters, and the elusive quest to capture the form of fire. John’s drawings and stories about each of these themes lead the reader on a journey through his creative life. John felt compelled to share these stories out of gratitude for the illuminations that inspired and informed his work. With this series of free-verse poems, lyrical and humorous, he sincerely and warmly hopes to encourage us all to behold the life before us.

You can help make this creative endeavor possible by contributing to the publishing costs

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Art in the Studio


Continuing with studies of the finite and the infinite...form leading color and color leading form...a dance which never ends.


More work
Laura Bender
studio art

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Anthony Howe, sculptor

We first caught a glimpse of this artist’s work along a rural road, in a meadow we were going past on the way to a BB on Orcas Island. We were surprised, delighted, almost as though it was a unicorn or flaming phoenix we had discovered. Absent knowledge of the artist and his international reputation, we were able to experience them as beautiful phenomena, a special act of nature.

These works are all about movement, multiple simultaneous movements that expand and contract at the same time. High above the ground atop their poles, they perform dances of life.

"Kinetic sculpture resides at the intersection of artistic inspiration and mechanical complexity. The making of one of my pieces relies on creative expression, metal fabrication, and a slow design process in equal parts.
It aims to alter one’s experience of time and space when witnessed. It also needs to weather winds of 90 mph and still move in a one mile per hour breeze and do so for hundreds of years.
Anthony Howe

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