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The personal website of
Bernard Re, Jr.

2017: Bernard Re, Jr.: Creative, Natural. Gatherer. Maker. Artist. And again Artist Activist.

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Bernard Re, Jr.

Body of work links:

ACTIVIST ART
[2012-Current] See entries at right for more information.

GRAFFIARE SERIES
[2012-Current] See entries at right for more information.

DRAWING WITH NATURE WORK BLOG [2007-Current] VIEW

Paintings: ENAMEL AND NATURAL PIGMENTS WORK [2005-2006] VIEW

Paintings: ENAMEL WORK [2005-2006] VIEW

ARTIST TALK [YOUTUBE.COM] Westport Art Center 2007 [PART I] [PART II]

OLDER SELECTED WORK [2003-1973] VIEW

COLLEGE YEARS WORK [early1970s] VIEW

WAY-BACK-FILES WORK [late 1960s] VIEW

TRAVELS AND MUSINGS Also join us on our journeys as we travel through time and places, life and events. From the art we make to the things we grow. Come along, experience and interact with us on the trips we take, the connections we make and the people we meet. Share with us our travels, our thoughts within and the things we do.Global Home: Between Here and There


PERSONAL JOURNAL Clicking the Personal Journal links will step you back in time.

MY OTHER LIFE Career History overview.

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News and updates:

Graffiare

Drawing on tile work

Beginning in 2013 (and continuing today) I began to use tiles as a sketching material (not that I gave up my paper sketch book mind you) using a technique I call "Graffiare". Sgraffito and sgraffiti come from the Italian word graffiare ("to scratch"), ultimately from the Greek (γραΦειν) (gráphein) "to write".


The series using this "Graffiare" technique is entilted The View from Behind my Eyelids. It is inspired by the imagery of the light and dark and the shadowy forms one finds behind closed eyelids - emerging out of the scratching away of the surface – as life becomes richer as we see beyond the surface. I currently have over 100 of these "The View from Behind my Eyelids" tiles and am working to create a large wall installation using them.

View the series album on my Facebook vButterflyEffect page. .

Activist art (again):

Bird Brains elect first President

This cartoon series began after the horrible presidental election of 2016 and is a commentary on the people who voted for the Trump, Pence, Bannon wrecking crew and the policies, programs and behavior that they are enabling.

The series along with supporting source links can be viewed on my imgur gallery. There are currently over 70 cartoons (and counting).


From there you can easily share and repost to a number of social media websites.

You can view and "Share" these cartoons from my Facebook vButterflyEffect page.


Change-Process Art:

Drawing with Nature

The art of changeability using materials and pigments gathered from where I live and the places that I visit. I call this Change-Process Art and describe it as human and natural actions coming together to create an open ended work of art that has the possibility to change even as we have the possibility though time and space to alter our perception of it and our interaction with it.


Please visit my blog Drawing with Nature [HERE] to view more work and my process notes.

The Gathered Hedge

Explore a related collaborative project, The Gathered Hedge at our blog [HERE]. The Gathered Hedge is a collection of found, purchased and donated materials that have been merged with on site natural, planted and gathered growth. This process put in motion gathers other active partners; the weather, time, the sun, wind, cold, heat, rain, snow, ice, growth and the coming and going of the seasons to create this "Change-Process Art" installation.