2016 Events

Here are a few of the events Morgan & I will be participating in so far this year. We are super excited about all of these, can't wait to see you out there!!

Papadosio at Red Rocks!
May 7th
Red Rocks Amphitheater 
Morrison, CO

Purple Couch - Spring Ritual
May 19th
The Glitter Dome
Denver, CO

Boulder Creek Festival 
May 28th - 30th 
Boulder Creek
Boulder, CO 

Mountain Jam
June 2nd - 5th 
Hunter Mtn, NY

Art as Prayer Workshop @ COSM
June 10th - 12th
Wappingers Falls, NY
(workshop retreat)

Sonic Bloom
June 16th - 19th
Hummingbird Ranch, CO
 + June 13th - 16th
Sonic Bloom visionary art series
(art workshop - sign up here!)

Electric Forest
June 23rd - 26th
Rothbury, MI

Tattoo Masquerade
July 22nd - 24th
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

Arise Festival
August 5th - 7th 
Sunrise Ranch
Loveland, CO

Threyda / Group Art Show
August 27th 
Very special  group show of Threyda artists
Denver, CO

*subject to updates, check back soon!

Art as Prayer Workshop - June 10th-12th, 2016


Please join us again this June at Alex & Allyson Grey's New York retreat center, CoSM. Dedicate 3 whole days to your connection to art!


New painting: Hokusai - Great Wave (Remix)


In researching this painting and the great artist Hokusai, I came across a Wikipedia article that calls the style and genre he created in as ukiyo-e. This period and movement reflected the lives and interests of the "lowest classes of society", such as merchants, artists and ronin (samurai without masters) . Ukiyo means, roughly, "the floating world".
Since I enjoy a counter-culture lifestyle as an artist, with a pretty extensive background in holistic studies (whatever those are) this struck a chord. At times "the floating world" seems like a perfectly reasonable way to describe the predicament of being alive and conscious.

From Wikipedia:

"It was the novelist Asai Ryoi who in 1661 defined the movement in his book "Narrative of the Floating Life":
'..living only for the moment, savouring the moon, the snow, the cherries in flower and the leaves of the maple, singing songs, drinking sake and enjoying simply floating, indifferent to the prospect of impending poverty, optimistic and carefree, like a pumpkin dragged along by the current of the river.' "

There are many simple joys to be had with this philosophy... we are all, from the right perspective and after all, just floating in the river, regardless of whatever flimsy and weathered old comforts we try to clutch onto to make sense of the world. I believe that if happiness is ever to be found, the places worth looking are those simple things - like washing the dishes, sweeping the floor, or dancing with friends.

I hope you like the painting. I do wish I was able to work on it longer and make it better and better, but... the river is flowing on...

...may all of our work serve the highest good...

<3  RR

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