The ArtInMusic Blog, began in early 2010
and is now in 2023 nearing 725 entries.
These posts tell the story of each artwork and music box.

Recent Blog entries
  • S_V_H Dance Monkey final

    Dance Monkey project took over three week to complete. Creating an advanced draft, and then a finish version of the artworks cover music took three days. The rest of that time, was spend solving a number of issues related to the design and the performance of these mini works, plus updating the stereo system on … Continue reading S_V_H Dance Monkey final

  • S_V_H Dance Monkey 2nd image

    My choice to become a visual artist began after looking back at 500 years of western painting, and finding a different way to represent it. If that had not happened my other options would have been a return to photography (Ansel Adams) that I had pursued for decades, fall back on my passion for poetry … Continue reading S_V_H Dance Monkey 2nd image

  • S_V_H The guilt of Art & first image of Dance...

    There I was in a recline chair, staring up at your standard office speckled off white tiled ceiling, with a large four blub fluorescent light focused on me, as if I was there for an interrogation. But not so. I was there for my twice a year dental cleaning. My dear in the headlights look … Continue reading S_V_H The guilt of Art & first image of Dance Monkey

  • S_V_H Final image Cheap Thrills

    What thrills me first about cheap thrills is the time saved when I only need to cut out circles to represent the artwork’s notation. And even more important thrill is I like what I see on the canvas that hangs the artwork. That eight by twenty-four inch canvas has multiple layers of spaghetti like words … Continue reading S_V_H Final image Cheap Thrills

  • S_V_H Cheap Thrills first images

    The artist Sia released this “bouncy party anthem” in 2015. This music continues its popularity to this day. Cheap Thrills is big, with almost 1 billion video views on YouTube, and on Spotify, Cheap Thrills has played over 1.7 billion times. Definitely a catchy pop song. In choosing what music to paint I take popularity … Continue reading S_V_H Cheap Thrills first images

  • S_V_H A Day in the Life final image

    This tiny artwork took two weeks to complete, which is about half the time of the larger works. Future minor projects will go faster if I make these small works a series and use a similar template. The reason for this size is to fit better in smaller exhibition space, allow me to take more … Continue reading S_V_H A Day in the Life final image

  • S_V_H A day in the Life image 2

    Here is what is happening. I am running out of climate controlled storage. After 18 years of creating and storing musical artworks, eventually I knew this would be a problem. That is why I am once again trying what I have done multiple times before: make dinky, tiny, and therefore boring small art. The switch … Continue reading S_V_H A day in the Life image 2

  • S_V_H A day in the life first image

    Now that I am committed to doing small music works, once again, I wanted to look back at how I came up with this well-worn plan version whatever. I believe I found the beginning of the idea in an email I sent to the EWA membership, paying tribute to Christy Skuban, a member who had … Continue reading S_V_H A day in the life first image

  • S_V_H Final Just Breathe & Our House

    I have little more to add about these two experimental artworks. They were both the original idea of making small art. Now, they are not. I have another idea so read on. There are a couple of style changes that came out of these two works that will probably develop with the art. The first … Continue reading S_V_H Final Just Breathe & Our House

  • S_V_H Just Breathe image 2

    There are three parts to each new artwork project. There is near complete artwork. That is what you see in the image above. Next up is the music system in two parts. I have already mounted the speakers, but now I need to build the stereo system and connect the speakers. Then, once the stereo … Continue reading S_V_H Just Breathe image 2