Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Random Yet Not Unsurprising Sketch

It's been way too long since anything has appeared here at Alien Art Genre! Reposting what just went up at the Orange Orb.

Random Sketching, and Looked What Showed Up

Didn't mean to, it just came out that way. The ubiquitous aliens-in-the-bedroom drawing. Here's the original:

And then I played around with the color enhancement thingie and this felt right (as if there is anything "right" about this realm.)

We've seen these before; these drawings of faceless, ghost like beings peering down at us while we're asleep and unaware of the presences surrounding our beds.

I've written before that I have memories of little "wolf like" (gray, short, jabbering) beings surrounding my bed when I was a child. Jim, my spouse, has had similar experiences. (The Synchronicity of Puppet Wolves: Binnall of America 2007)

In looking at this sketch, I realize these entities are not all that short -- not the typical gray alien so commercialized and now a non-event in pop culture. The gray has replaced the little green man from mars as cartoon. Prevalent and used to promote all manners of entertainment. Yet there is one little guy (that's how I think of him, without thinking of him…)

What does all this mean? I'm not to say. I don't know. This not knowing annoys some. As if, because I've had these experiences, I should somehow know. I wish to hell I did know. But I'm not a prophet. I have some theories that are in constant stages of movement. A dance, and all performers come together in one beautiful display but abruptly break apart, flowing back into an alleged chaos. I continue to research and speculate and explore with others their experiences, but I don't know. I guess. I dream. I draw.  I manipulate the memories, hoping to evoke some truths out of what's hidden inside.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Beverly Beach Oregon in Space -- Jason Westby

Beverly Beach Oregon in Space, Jason Westby

Jason is on Deviant Art. Lots of great spacey images. 
I like these because I live in Oregon and have been to Beverly Beach many times -- a very nice view!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

time is Time is

image: public domain

snorts out its fear
its arrogance a cold cloak

I know what I know,
I saw what I saw . . . 

light emits
whispers rustle
blue trees bend, 
remaining silent

voices float downstream
heavy moons, full,
hang above

time is Time is
missing, not lost
in a floating orb

I know what I know,
I saw what I saw. . . 

regan lee
march 2014
eugene, oregon

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

like lotus leaves

A Landscape All Her Own, James Rich, acrylic on canvas

like lotus leaves

where is the dreamtime, i mean
what space
where is the marker
to let us know if we know
were, are, or will be

where are the parts
we don't remember

the silver cord, now snapped back
releases these dreamscapes
like lotus leaves
on green water

~ regan lee
eugene, oregon
feb 2014

Edward Friar: Witchcraft

I like this poem by my friend Edward, who graciously allowed me to post it here at Alien Art Genre. I like the rhythm of this poem, as well as the imagery and language. Well done Edward! I hope he has more, would love to share them here.

Witchcraft by Edward Friar

The word conjures visions of cauldrons and brooms, 
Demons and dooms,
Crotchety old women in cluttery rooms.
Black hats.
Black cats.
Black cloaks, black Sabbats and creepy black bats.
Spiders and cobwebs.
Covens and candles.
Dastardly deeds and deals with the Debbil.
Fate and familiars,
Flying on besoms,
Athames, wands, and secretive lessons.
Magic and spells,
Tinkling of bells,
The casting of circles in fae haunted dells.
Dark as the night,
Witches take flight,
Reveling in power and magical might.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings at TwistedSifter

Art work by  CHRIS MCMAHON

A Fortean and creative idea; taking old paintings one finds at Goodwills and the like and painting in monsters. Something I will definitely play with! Adding Monsters to Thrift Store Paintings from TwistedSifter

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Trickster's Realm: Urban Anomalous Art

My current column at Tim Binnall's site:Urban Anomalous Art

Two stories about mermaids -- more accurately, humans who have chosen mimicking mermaid-ism as a "life style" choice --. caught my eye. One story concerns Eric Ducharme of Florida. Ducharme made the UK news. Mr. Ducharme :

"...eats, sleeps and breathes mermaids while physically looking and acting like one as often as time allows.

'It's a lifestyle. It's a path in life that I have chosen,' says the 22-year-old from Crystal River who's one of the latest characters to appear on TLC's My Crazy Obsession."