a reconfiguration of a watercolor from 2014

Neocubist Portrait Reconfigured

as always, ©2014-2016 Stuart Dummit


I made coffee, but…


I made coffee for two, but the one I want to share it with is 800 miles away. Sometimes these things happen. Isn’t it up to us to change those things if we so desire? Then the question becomes, “How?”

yeah, don’t rip it off please, give credit where credit is due. thanks                       △▽©2016 Stuart Dummit

verso recto in pencil on paper – second one


this is different than the last one. it is the same person, but a different window is open. don’t let the wind blow the papers on the table off onto the floor, just taste the graphite with the tip of your tongue, and the spittle will cement the sheets to your work space.

as always, all rites reserved. you can move it around as you wish, but the tether to the content creator remains intact. ©2016 Stuart Dummit

one piece of paper, verso recto, in pencil


drawing on two sides of a sheet of writing paper – the images elicit memories of sounds, the sounds elicit notions of structure, the structure alludes to meaning(s.) the impact of any of these on a witness to this particular presentation can be considered a joke between you and I.

despite the content creator’s trust and admiration for those who choose to witness this byproduct of behavior, the image, content, and presentation, are all protected by intellectual property law and cannot legally be reproduced, sold, or used to create imaginary paper airplanes, without proper attribution and appropriate kowtows facing south by southeast on a hot, cracked sidewalk. ©2016 Stuart Dummit All rites reserved.

Report on Protoartistic Trends (excerpt)

Here is an excerpt from the D.E.S. Report on Protoartistic Trends Vol.1 No.2, issued on 9 February 2016. The full report can be downloaded as a PDF file from the link(s) below.

Important Information About Art   V1.01
Collated and presented by Stuart Dummit, D.E.S. Chief of Propaganda

(All assertions must be taken within the proper context for accurate deconstruction and absorption.)

6. Art is easily confused with artifice.
7. Craft is often misidentified as art.
8. Byproducts of artistic behavior are often confused with artifacts.
9. Art does not come into being by mere statement.
10. Art has nothing intrinsically to do with beauty.
11. Emotion and art are linked but not necessarily coexistent.

13. Art in its highest form transcends culture.
14. Art tends to be culture bound.
15. “Good” and “bad” are not terms that effectively apply to art.
16. Art is intuitive.
17. Art must be learned.

40. Art engages awareness.
41. Art is humorous.
42. Art is serious.
43. Art is enlightening.
44. Art is horrifying.
45. Public art propagates the public’s misunderstanding of art’s function.
46. The use of the term “art,” like “god,” “sex,” and “war,” will often result in  catastrophic misunderstandings.
47. Belief in art as a thing unto itself is destructive and  ignorantly myopic.
48. The monetization of the byproducts of artistic behavior removes the essential qualities of art from those byproducts.
49. Artifacts are byproducts of human behavior and can contain elements of art, but it is not a given.

Download the Report in PDF format here. The Report may be distributed freely in its entirety but may not be distributed in part without full documentation and attribution.

DES Report on Protoartistic Trends Vol1 No2


©2016 Stuart Dummit, D.E.S. Chief of Propaganda