Geertsen Work

At Odds

Here's another photo I took last summer of the same bears in the picture above. They're messing with each other in the rain. ... [Continue reading]

Anything Can Happen

Great-uncle Horatio belonged to the Church of Perpetual Serendipity. (This is an older picture re-worked. I like this so much better. The figure is David James Geertsen, an antecedent of my ... [Continue reading]


A tortoise doesn't wear a helmet unless he thinks he's going to need it.  And everything is better with an owl along. ... [Continue reading]

The Fish Channel

Love obscure cable channels. The children are unknown and now not forgotten. I made the wallpaper from lots of things–the rip in it is from a photo of a great uncle. The City of Phoenix has this ... [Continue reading]


Of course rhinos love pineapples. Please notice that when the rhino walks to the left, the Rhinocycle moves to the right. To go forward you must go back. Zen rhino. The palette is Nursery Colors ... [Continue reading]

Fish Purse

Fish Purse came together before the others in my queue. This picture is about what it's like to lose a house to foreclosure, as some people dear to me will soon. Bravery, ominous skies, money taking ... [Continue reading]

Delivering Peace

Finished. The fellow on the left is Anders Geertsen, one of my husband's people. His picture was taken in Aarhus, Denmark in about 1883. The fellow on the right is Kaiser Wilhelm. No offense to ... [Continue reading]

Extreme Prairie

I added a new animal after auditioning nine others. The sheep worked best. Some photo bends in the corners, a film line on the left, darkened edges, sharpened children. Done! ... [Continue reading]

A Certain Obstinance

Here's a piece I recently finished. This is what I think stubborn looks like. Even her handbag looks stubborn. ... [Continue reading]

The Moment Before the Consequence of an Error

Just finished this one. It really is best to look around every now and then. I had a lot of fun with the ocean and sky. They're from photos taken looking out to sea from Skagen, Denmark. The water ... [Continue reading]