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Final Tally
Baby Scale and Ash
16" x 16" x 16"


Listening Room
Chair, MP3 Player & Headphones
Plastinated Brain Slice & Sonified Neural Recording

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Permanent Address
8" x 8" x 4"
Basswood, Wire, LED

On display now through mid-April at The Gallery Project

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escapement
12" x 18"
oil on canvas board


This piece was on display recently at the Work Gallery organized by Pop Up A2.

You can read a bit more about my work in an interview with Pop Up A2.

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Some press which has featured my work in the Extremes show at The Gallery Project, this past July:





A shrine for those who have given their lives to ironing.




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Surface Images of Satellite #3

On display beginning April 6th at The Gallery Project


Statement:
To say whether an object is alive depends on your perspective. Our everyday perspective is full of things that are easy to label as living, but a new perspective offered by steady extension of the range of our senses present far more challenging scenarios where we must discriminate between what is animate and what is merely mechanical.
One of the greatest challenges to our perspective comes from simply adjusting the scale with which we observe the world. Close examination of the human body indicates that we are teeming with life at the micro-scale. An individual is a colony of macrophages, lipocytes, neurons and others. Each cell seems more alive than purely mechanical. After all, a cell swimming around in a lake is enough to be called an organism. Why not the same title for those swimming around your body? Or have they lost part of what makes them alive for the sake of cooperation with other cells?
As the range of our senses steadily expands we may meet new challenges to our definition of life. My piece Surface Images of Satellite #3 intends to raise such questions.

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The two pieces below were on display at the 2010 All Media Show at the Ann Arbor Art Center.


Eruption
3 x 5"
Oil and Mixed Media



Hardwired
5" x 8"
Oil and Mixed Media


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Explant
height: 8", copper wire, epoxy resin, hot glue, green LED
base: 5" x 5", pine
power: 4.5 V on 3 AAA batteries


This piece is on display in the Mind show at The Gallery Project through the end of March. Thanks to those who made it to the opening!




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forms from Colin Raymond on Vimeo.




This is video is an exploration of an analogy about the molecular landscape of the human body.

Our body is made largely of protein, complex molecular machines that begin as a simple linked chain. they take their final structure by wrapping up upon themselves in order to release a kind of tension or energy stored in hundreds of small electrical charges.

In this video I add tension to a thin cotton rope by twisting from one end. with enough tension higher order structures form spontaneously. the shape and movement of the rope has a remarkably organic and sinister quality.

music by aphex twin

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detail of run_4281




striders application:
laptop with generative animation written in MATLAB



run_4281
digital print 12" x 18"




striders was display in Capturing Motion
at Gallery Project: Nov - Dec 2009




Photograph courtesy of Alex.



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My piece "Rainy Night" was selected for the 2009 All Media Exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center (on liberty and main st.) Thanks for joining me at the opening.
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Also, I have four pieces on display at the 4th Avenue Gallery. Check them out any Friday night from 6-10 pm. Free music and refreshments, too. Located at 210 S. Fourth Avenue.

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Classical/modern portraiture.






Visit the Upstairs Downstairs Gallery


This gallery is a collection of subtle, abstract images.






Visit the Rainy Night Galley


Impressionism, landscape and urban scenes.






A collection of portraits on paper using graphite and mixed media, from 2003 and onward.

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A collection of abstract expressionist works in mixed media. These pieces were made between January and April of 2009

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Various Works from 2003-2008

Not entirely sorted and somewhat organized by theme, this gallery is here if you are curious to see some more recent experiments or work while traveling in Europe during the spring of 2003 (the good old days).