mixed media

Double Lucid Communication Pasting

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

I wasn’t sure where I was going to post this blog posting, but in the end I decided to put it in the Lucid Thoughts category.  The story goes a little something like this.  A few days ago I get a slew of comments on my Lucid Communications website.  It was great to see that someone combed though my images and picked out sever blog postings to comment on.  This was soon followed up by an email from the photoblogger Harold Maison, over at Black Man in Japan photoblog.  A another expat american photographer, like myself, only he is based in the Shibuya area of Tokyo.

We exchanged some emails back and forth and finally emailed me asking if I by any chance had done some posters.  He attached a an image of Double Lucid Communication wheat pasting posters that he had photographed in Shibuya a few years back.  I was amazed!  Those posters were some that Lucid Communications had put out in Tokyo going on just about 5 years ago.  It was such a synchronous moment.  Here I was doing by blog.  Putting my work into the sometimes endless black holes of cyberspace where Harold comes along and finds my blog.  Not only did he find my blog, but it turns out that he had photographed some of my street art work from years ago.

This illustrates the power that photography has over us.  It was the ability to create communication.  Which is the reason this site is called Lucid Communication and NOT Jacob Schere’s Photography.  Because the process of photography is about interaction.   On one level it is how humans create and communicate with other over space and time through images.  It is important how Harold captured a moment in history that is no more.  That moment only exist in the pixels of his camera’s image.  These pixels had the ability to transverse time and space and connect two expats in Tokyo.  To me that is absolutely astounding.

These are the reasons that I keep on doing what I do.  These are life’s chances that present themselves to us at seemingly random moments in our life.  Make the connections.  Engage each other in that Lucid Communication.

Please take a moment and browse through the website Black Man in Japan.  See Tokyo through Harold’s eyes.

Double Lucid Communication Lens Hand, Street Art, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

photo courtesy of Harold Maison, of BlackmaninJapan.com photoblog

In case you missed them a few years back, a few other lucid communication, pastings in Tokyo

Wheat Pasting m2c, Spotted in Tokyo, Japan

m2c poster pasting 22

m2cpasting02

mira m2c 04, wheat pasting posters

Wheat Pasting Tokyo

Collage for Five Friends

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

This piece appeared in a small show in Urayasu, Japan over the weekend.  It was nice to see it all put together before it is dismantled and sent to friends all over the world.  Thats right, I will take each of the five panels and send it to those creative souls that I know.  It will then only exist in digital images as a complete piece unless I can get all five together at the same time in the same place.  Bon Voyage.

Collage for Five Friends

Love Them: Mixed Media Painting

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

A creation of PURE love for my brother Brimstone127 and his wife AJ.  A mixed media image created using inkjet transfers, stencils, and old fashion painting.  

 

Love Them

Monoprints: January 2009

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

In my mixed media art class today we worked on making mono prints.  I hadn’t made any mono prints on paper for quite a long time and it was quite exciting to make them again.  There is a freedom found in their simplistic nature.  The act of knowing that once you ink up a plate and press it to the paper that is the only exact one you can ever get.

 

MONOPRINT09

 

MONOPRINT08

 

MONOPRINT01

 

 

My Mixed Media’s Class first Show.

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I started teaching a mixed media class at a community center in Urayasu Japan this spring.  We put on a joint show with the UFRA group and the other classes.  I am so proud of my students for coming along so far in such a short time.  I can’t wait to see what they do next.

ufraflag

Hand Made UFRA flag

jacob

Jacob’s Sampling

harue

Harue’s Collage

junko

Junko’s Photography

kuni

Kumi’s Stencil Art and Photo Essay

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