I have been thinking much about Liberty....Revolution, Freedom. Words of power, with deep roots, and great meaning. Ideas that inspire action. Limitations on thoughts, behavior, and choice.... ....suppression of women's voices, suppression of diversity. A call for warriors; A call for action. This is me,  Just getting started.......


Unchained A self portrait And a call for Liberty. To make peace with your own identity. “….acceptance is not a surrender; it is  a liberation.” -Gerald Clarke, in Capote: A Biography (1988) Unchained is a fresco created in three parts, fitting together as one whole; a metaphor as evidence of pansexuality and the sexual, romantic,... Continue Reading →

Athens Exhibition: Beauty Bleeding Through

Hello, I am Quin de la Mer, a Conceptual Artist from San Francisco, California in residency in Athens, Greece from June 1st – June 24th, 2018. As a conceptual artist engaging ancient methods used with fresco mediums I produce a living product; eternally, intimately interacting with light.  I employ abstract expressionism to communicate esoteric ideas.... Continue Reading →

Dreamed Sound

"Sounds have a way of reminding you of something...." "Each sound must have its own life.  Express the inner generative power of its being." "Each sonic image....opens a world of its own." "Have you ever noticed how there is no background noise to a dreamed sound? Perfect signal to noise ratio." --Pauline Oliveros

The Absence of Silence

Waves of memory shake my bones The skeleton within me recalls what once was The city around me smiles in recognition My bones are a graveyard of sound where there might be silence --Quin de la Mer, 2017

Thoughts on Abstraction

Leslie Silko wrote a piece titled Landscape, History, and Pueblo Imagination.  She made remarkable statements about Abstract Art, that helped me feel on solid ground as an Abstract Artist.  So often, Abstract Art is mocked as child's work; even though some of this worlds greatest artists were/are Abstract Expressionists.  She conveyed that intentionally visually creating... Continue Reading →

Memento Mori!

"Every great autobiographical work is a private preparation for death: an author hunts down his weaknesses, his delusions, his inherited values, his everyday enslavements, and murders them in plain sight." -Greg Baxter, Author of A Preparation for Death  

Chance Meetings

Wonderful words by: Conrad Aiken (1889-1973) "In the mazes of loitering people, the watchful and furtive, The shadows of tree-trunks and shadows of leaves, In the drowse of the sunlight, among the low voices, I suddenly face you, Your dark eyes return for a space from her who is with you, They shine into mine... Continue Reading →


The essence of the spirit of awakening can be found in White on White, it can be found in the Coal Black Stallion Running Wild in the Chase, it can be found in Ink Black Rye Grass Floating Seven White Pearls. -Quin de la Mer, 2000

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