How do you combine music and art with “et cetera” on a webpage? Not easily would be my first response.
But the hope is that you came to this page either for the music or the art, and then you might discover something else (part of the et cetera). Or perhaps your curiosity wanted to know what “et cetera” stuff I might have, and then you see the music and the art. In either case, I hope you enjoy both!
Artwork — I know that I’m no Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, or Marc Chagall. But I have admired many of their paintings (and others’) in museums such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; Le Louvre, Musée de l’Orangerie, and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France; the Musées Picasso in Paris and in Barcelona, Spain, etc. They’re all magnificent museums, and being able to stroll through them is an invaluable experience.
I paint for expression, and I do it for me.
If others like what I’ve done, then that’s an extra benefit. I have created some special items for certain people (such as the 14-pound slab of stone that was the perfect shape for “The Ascent of Mount Everest” that I painted for a gentleman who tried several years before then making it to the top; or the mountain scene that I painted for a dear friend who goes fishing with my wife).
I’ve done some paintings as a way of recalling trips to certain places — a trip through Italy that resulted in a 10-painting collage; a panorama of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho from our cabin on the river in Lower Stanley.
I’m also working on a series of “staircase” paintings that look different depending on how they’re rotated; they’re not truly Escher-esque, but they are intriguing.
Etc. — As this name implies, this is a page dedicated to various items; one of them is a mathematical theorem that I developed. Take a look if you’re interested.