Poetry: In the Dark

Warning: content may be triggering

Digital painting based on a wall mural in San Francisco
In the Dark

in the dark

in my bed

by the wall

his tongue

my ear

his tongue

my mouth

his head

my thighs

wet silence

red blood

he enters

he fills me

my mouth

his breath

my face

his knife

I wait

in the dark

in my bed

By the wall

Rob Goldstein (c) 2015-2018

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Under the Sea: A Virtual Art Show and Blog Party

A Virtual Reality Image of an avata in shadow named 'de Milo'
de Milo

In June, Teagan Geneviene invited me to do a virtual art show on her blog.

This was after I told her I’d met an art dealer who advised me to organize
an online portfolio.

I’m clueless about such things.

Teagan and I figured a virtual art show would give me a way to practice building a portfolio.

When she mentioned having the art show on an imaginary submarine I staged a shot in VR to use as an invite and wound up making a storyboard of Cornelis Drebbel’s undersea search for the lost paintings of Rob Goldstein.

A Virtual Reality capture of an avatar dressed in the character of Cornelis Drebbel poseing with a dgital painting named Lavender
Cornelis Drebbel poses with ‘Lavender’

I turned the storyboard into a video based on silent era news shorts.

A digital Painting in lavender based on a photograph of leaves on a tree
Lavender

The Drebbel video is a bit OTT, you’ll see what I mean when you watch it.

I’m honored Teagan chose to highlight my work on Teagn’s Books and
delighted that she let me play with Cornelis Drebbel.

A Virtual Reality image depicting an avatar as Cornelis Drebbel posing with a photograph called '9th and Harrison'
Well done, Cornelis Drebbel!

I hope I did him justice.

The party at Teagan’s Books and it runs all weekend.

I hope I see you there!

Bring a link to the party and feel free to leave one here.

Under the Sea, a Virtual Art Gallery Showcasing the work of Rob Goldstein

A virtual reality image depicting a mermaid and Cornelis Drebbel posing underwater with an abstract digital painting by Rob Goldstein
Cornelis, the Mermaid and A Surrealistic Pillow

Cornelis Drebbel based on a character by Teagan Riordain Geneviene
Excerpt of Theme from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961) by Paul Sawtell
Illustrations, Video and Digital Paintings (c) Rob Goldstein 2018

 

Sunday Gratitude

 

A hundred times every day I remind myself that my
inner and outer lives are based on the labors of
other men. living and dead, and that I must exert
myself in order to give in the same measure as I have
received and am still receiving.

Albert Einstein

 

 

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San Francisco Rises to Defend Democracy

I was one of over 30,000 people who marched in
San Francisco Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Though today’s event was focused on climate change
people also had another serious problem in mind.

Here are a few sights from the march:

at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
The 2018 March for Action on Climate Change
We Rise for Survivalat the march For Climate March in San Francisco
We Rise for Survival
A little girl on her Father's shoulders at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
Defend Democracy
a sign that reads We want a World for Our Grandchildren at the Rise For Climate March in San Francisco
We want a World for Our Grandchildren
I Value the Common Good at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
I Value the Common Good
We Rise For Democracy at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
We Rise For Democracy
Save the United States of America at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
Save the United States of America
Stop the Abuse of Immigrant Children at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
Stop the Abuse of Immigrant Children
Labor Rises at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
Labor Rises
The Magnitude of the Crime Shall Never Again be an Excuse for Doing Nothing at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
The Magnitude of the Crime Shall Never Again be an Excuse for Doing Nothing
Trump Must Go at the march For Climate March in San Francisco
Trump Must Go
A sign that reads Buddhists rise for liberation at the Rise For Climate March in San Francisco
Buddhists Rise

(C)Rob Goldstein 2018