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Conceptual Project 1

Public Art | SDOT

Conceptual Project 2

Suggestion Box

Conceptual Project 4

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Constellation Half-Remembered: Patina | July 5, 6, 7 at Open Flight Studio 

 Memory is imagination in reverse.  ― Stephen Evans

Next weekend, Constellation Half-Remembered: PATINA takes the stage at the beautiful Open Flight Studio space in the U District, with live music, an expanded cast of dancers, and my latest installation.

This is the latest phase in an ongoing artistic adventure with UMAMI Performance. It's pretty exciting working in an environment where my visual art is one element in a conceptual whole. No-one knows what it will all "do" until the performance brings everything together with you, the audience.

You're warmly invited to experience the unpredictable theatrical results.


Constellation Half-Remembered

Join UMAMI Performance in sharing memories real and imagined, and planting seeds that some day may bear fruit of their own.

Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6

Sun July 7

Open Flight Studio
4205 University Way NE
Seattle WA 98145


Visual art: Julia Hensley
Lighting & Technical Direction: Amiya Brown
Live Music by: Amy Denio & Beth Fleenor
Video: Kathryn Padberg
Katie Arrants, Aiko Kinoshita, Elia Mrak, Laura Prudhomme, Shannon Steward, Jeremy Cline, Johanna Hulick, and Aaron Swartzman  

Concept and Direction:
UMAMI Performance | Aiko Kinoshita & Aaron Swartzman

Constellation Half-Remembered is a performance series developed around the theme of memory. 

Memories are malleable, impermanent, and central to the narrative of who we are. Each performance event in the series is purposefully crafted to be similar and different than those that have come before it. Sections will be re-made, re-ordered, deleted, or paired with different music.

Think of it like reading multiple drafts of a novel years apart, the bones are the same, but the flesh moves. Like a memory recalled multiple times and embroidered or edited each time to fit the needs of the present, each performance will be increasingly rich and memory stained for those who witness more than one event of the series.



Sale day 

Thanks to all who made the trek to my studio on this gorgeous day. It was good to sit and converse with you. Special thanks to all who bought my work. I had a great day! I think it's time to go outside.


When the USPS makes you choose between 20th Century Poets and Muscle Cars

Not really a contest here when it comes to visuals, though I did battle for a moment with part of me that said maybe if I had the STAMPS, I would find out more about the POETS. For instance, I don't know Robert Hayden. And I've never read Denise Levertov. And I just found out that the USPS has included a nice bio of each poet and a poem on the back, which is lovely.

Right on, post office. They got me choosing between poets and muscle cars instead of stamps and no stamps.

Obviously I caved to the allure of the cars. Now I'm imagining Theodore Roethke vs 1966 Pontiac GTO in a sort of a slam poetry drag race.


Studio Sale 2013 | Treasures from the Archives - June 22

Sandworks, Fremont, 1999. Acrylic on Bristol board, 9 x 12 in. $185.Save the date

Join me at my studio for a rare opportunity to view and buy work from my archives.

For one day only, I'm opening my archives for your perusal and purchase. I'm offering a selection of work ranging from Townscapes and Squarescapes to still-lifes and even a few figurative pieces I've never shown before.

A wide range of sizes and a wide selection of subjects from all phases of my career at great prices = treasure!

Stop by to visit my beautiful studio, take in the view of the lake, and browse for great deals.


Studio Sale 2013 | Treasures from the Archives

Saturday, June 22

Location: My Studio

Please send me an email and I'll send you the details.

Your friends are welcome.



Art Zone with Nancy Guppy, from the mighty Duck!

I had a super fun morning painting on the sidewalk for the season's last episode of Art Zone with Nancy Guppy. The producers decided to film it from The Duck (the mighty Duck!), and the rain almost washed out our plans, but we found this nice covered spot.

In the picture I'm "working" on one of my new Star Systems for a top secret show in the fall. It's so secret, only me and NASA know about it. Well, and the President. And anyone else who wants to know.


Privacy is so 20th century.


Constellation Half-Remembered | Installation 6


Constellation Half-Remembered | Installation 5


Constellation Half-Remembered 4 | Installation 4


Constellation Half-Remembered | Installation 3


Constellation Half-Remembered | Installation 2


Constellation Half-Remembered | Installation 1