Current Research

Integrated uses of ochres and iron-oxide pigments:
+ hematite (Fe2O3)
+ goethite (FeO(OH))
+ limonite (FeO(OH)·nH2O)
+ vivianite (Fe2+3(PO4)2·8H2O)
+ magnetite ( Fe3O4)
+ all other iron-based pigments + nanoparticles.

Environmental remediation using iron-based pigment methods

Historical ritual red pigments (besides ochres):
+ cinnabar (HgS)
+ vermillion (synthetic HgS)
+ realgar (As4S4)
+ minium/red lead (Pb3O4)
+ dragonsblood (dracaena tree resin).

The role of pigment color and transformation in alchemical studies

Translations of ancient Ugaritic texts (ca. 1300 BCE, Syria) featuring pigment used in early climate change rituals

Recent Talks

Conjuring Deities: Archetypal Presence in Ugaritic and Tibetan Visionary Texts with Dr. Steven D. Goodman at Opus Archives of Pacific Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
view on youtube / download text

Imaginal Integration in Education with Jackie Katz and Stellar Visions at California College of Art, SF, CA

How to make Paint from Stones at Kenmore Elementary, Kenmore, WA

Native Paint Technology with Melonie Ancheta at Lynden Pioneer Museum, Lynden, WA

WORKSHOP THEMES

Intro to Earth Pigments and Colors
Making Pigment from Stones
How to Find Natural Pigments
Ochre and Alchemy
Ritual uses of Ochre
Iron-oxides in art, science and medicine
Material Imagination
Pigment Sourcing for Icons

IN THE WORKSHOP

(a peek inside via instagram)