Its been a while since princeHerman has posted to this site. This was a draft never published that covered the last three months of 2014. It was… Read more “A travel log for the last few months of 2014”
Sharing Inspiration. This is Incredible. princeHerman tries to hide his challenges in this reality, and sometimes he worries that he won’t be able to make stuff (art?),… Read more “Inspirational Story”
Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards – A primer on contemporary thought
Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards: part I Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards: part II Reading this was like a cliff note’s version of princeHerman’s education in Fine… Read more “Post-Structuralism Explained With Hipster Beards – A primer on contemporary thought”
a very good day
Just checked with Llama and he pointed out the 13th is our anniversary (the wedding date in 2008). But of course the conversation goes on since pH… Read more “a very good day”
Live Performances of Tom Of Finland’s Art – Tableaux Vivant
Live Performances of Tom Of Finland’s Art – Tableaux Vivant
This looks so cool. princeHerman really wishes he could attend. Its only ten bucks plus the flight to LA, and his patrons have their planes otherwise occupied (spring in paris and all). C’est la vie.
If you’re in LA and can attend, please report.
The brilliant director, Billy Clift has the idea of doing Tableaux Vivant performances of princeHerman’s stained glass. There are many talented beautiful performers in princeHerman’s circle. send us a message if you’d like to participate, it’ll be fun…
Stained Glass Portraiture
princeHerman has more projects in the werks than he has time or money. He gets to and finishes most of his plans eventually. One project, nearly completed… Read more “Stained Glass Portraiture”
Glass Flower Development – a drawing in glass
From sketch to install, princeHerman’s process on display.
Full quality with music performed by princeHerman’s friend, the late great Gregory St Thomas:
How To Pronounce Awesome Ashild – YouTube
How To Pronounce Awesome Ashild – YouTube. OK this cool Nowegian woman liked something on the princeHerman.com site, so he went to look at her site. There… Read more “How To Pronounce Awesome Ashild – YouTube”
The Real God: An Epiphany and princeHerman’s spiritual beliefs
via The Real God: An Epiphany – YouTube. Fascinating presentation, but there’s a nuance, sectarianism, not addressed probably because it would obfuscate the convinvincing [Ed: does anyone… Read more “The Real God: An Epiphany and princeHerman’s spiritual beliefs”
Sex needs a new metaphor.
Al Vernacchio: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here’s one … | Video on TED.com. The Up Your Alley fair is one week away and princeHerman is in… Read more “Sex needs a new metaphor.”
Asking The Universe for Guidance, prt II
Time Squandered and Dreams Reconsidered Decisions were made, but did princeHerman properly interpret the guidance the Universe provided? Asking the Universe for Guidance, prt. I pH decided… Read more “Asking The Universe for Guidance, prt II”
“New Piece -The Creation Process – Suspension Bondage”
This was a major project whose development took years. The construction process required five weeks with about sixty hours a week. And the piece has triggered a… Read more ““New Piece -The Creation Process – Suspension Bondage””
princeHerman asking the Universe for Guidance
He’s feeling a bit crazed. He’s been trying to meditate, but clarity isn’t coming. From his earliest memories he has been drawn to the discipline of Architecture.… Read more “princeHerman asking the Universe for Guidance”
College Blocks Speech By Gay Porn Star
College Blocks Speech By Gay Porn Star. Why Are We Afraid To Talk About Gay Porn? Two articles are linked above. princeHerman has a crush on Conner Habib.… Read more “College Blocks Speech By Gay Porn Star”
Claims Egyptian city named for Roman Emperor Hadrian’s boyfriend left to looters | Gay Star News
Antinous via Claims Egyptian city named for Roman Emperor Hadrian’s boyfriend left to looters | Gay Star News. princeHerman upon reading of the tragedy described in this… Read more “Claims Egyptian city named for Roman Emperor Hadrian’s boyfriend left to looters | Gay Star News”
5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Actually Hurt Your Career from Cracked.com (and your art production)
5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Actually Hurt Your Career | Cracked.com. really princeHerman is posting this for himself, perhaps most digital media posts are really for oneself,… Read more “5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Actually Hurt Your Career from Cracked.com (and your art production)”
“Putting Gay Artists Back in the Closet” and Sexuality in Art Criticism and my Latest Piece
Link to Article: “Is MoMA Putting Artists Back in the Closet” by Mark Joseph Stern
“My quietness has a man in it, he is transparent
and he carries me quietly, like a gondola, through the streets.
He has several likenesses, like stars and years, like numerals.” – first lines of poem by Frank O’Hara
Please indulge princeHerman’s round about logic and presentation ….
The myths of San Francisco as a liberal bastion are only partially true. The image of Salt Lake City as a conservative city being the seat of the LDS stands in contrast to the reputation it has for a quiet underground rebelling against that conservatism. Similarly San Francisco is really a conservative city with a vocal group of liberals rebelling against conservatism of the whole country. My premise has myriad examples; the latest of which is the recently passed ban on nudity.
So its no surprise the the MoMA exhibits this split personality by obscuring Rauschenberg and Johns’ relationship despite its relevance to the work presented. The lesson here is about homophobia by a museum working against its own high minded liberal ideals. Where sexuality is relevant to the art it needs to be presented. This is the case with heterosexual relationships like the dramatic women with Picasso, or Van Gogh cutting off part of an ear purportedly because of a woman. Rauschenberg and Johns’ sexuality provides elements of meaning and must be mentioned.
As this article points out, sometimes the sexuality of the artist is irrelevant, but sometimes sexuality is formative. princeHerman has just completed a piece that removes gender preference as an element of his body of work by being his first stained glass pornography of a woman. The piece is about sexuality. period. Not gay sexualtiy. He is gay so some of my work represents gay sex as part of my human experience being documented by an artist. But the work isn’t about being gay; the work is about sexuality as element of the human experience. So his work represents gay sex because that is his point of access.
princeHerman’s latest piece informs the body of work as being about sexuality with a homocentric focus, but not necesarily being limited to homoerotic art because this latest piece is not gay. (Which reminds me of a funny story: Last year at the Seattle Erotic Art Festival a particular organizer introduced princeHerman and Consort Llama as the gayest people she’s ever met. Which of course was taken as a compliment.)
The piece is a stained glass portrait of a woman in suspension bondage. The process to create it was intense for the past month and very intimate. But unlike many of his other pieces, which he finds sexually arousing while working on them, this piece was arousing without a sexual element. pH spent approximately twelve hours working on just her face. And another ten on her hands. What emerged from the glass was not a powerless sex object, immobiliezed on tip toe ready for use by a captor. What emerged was a woman with empowerment. She allows this activity and enjoys the moment where she doesn’t have to be in control. ( so I read this back to myself wondering if its a crock of shit fabricated by a lead poisoned sleep deprived shut-in.)
Anyway, enjoy the article. Pics of the latest piece and its process of creation will be posted in a week or so.
the value of beauty
princeHerman wants to move people. He catches them sometimes stealing a touchwhen they think no one is looking. Is the scared look on their face the result of… Read more “the value of beauty”
Statement for Solo Show at Magnet~
Stained Glass Pornography by princeHerman thru NovemberAbout this collection: In the course of his art endeavors documenting the human experience princeHerman has created a few sexually oriented… Read more “Statement for Solo Show at Magnet~”
Wonderful Mention in the Bay Times
Link Here: Bay Times. The mention is at the end of the article.
The Historical Context of princeHerman’s Copper and Glass Technique
princeHerman’s first class in Stained Glass techniques was in Junior High School. He clicked with the medium and began going to shows and researching the history… Read more “The Historical Context of princeHerman’s Copper and Glass Technique”
princeHerman and Privacy concerns « princeHerman’s social media musings
princeHerman and Privacy concerns « princeHerman’s social media musings. via princeHerman and Privacy concerns « princeHerman’s social media musings.
Reception and Show
Opening Tomorrow – My first solo show in a gallery space in San Francisco Stained Glass Pornography by princeHerman through November at Magnet SF Opening Recepetion Friday… Read more “Reception and Show”
Art Reception and Show
Click for Show Description Stained Glass Pornography by princeHerman thru November About this collection: In the course of his art endeavors documenting the human experience princeHerman has created… Read more “Art Reception and Show”