Saturday, April 3, 2021

Experiments in Painting & Drawing

All new paintings completed 2020-2021

Drawings completed 2020-2021

All paintings are mixed media created primarily with acrylic, metalic paint, graphite, water-based crayon, charcoal, found objects.  All work created during the pandemic. 

Paintings below are completed, there are others still in progress 

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Voyeurger - 27z22"

Deerham Redux - 22x27"
Re-painted 2021

Salvum Procul - 37x48"

Pateo - 39.5x55"

Equiquanum - 39x45"

Fin - 5x7"

Lila - 7x5"

Lupe - 7x5"

Below are details of 2 small paintings in progress

Below are samples of the small drawings - ink, ink wash, and graphite - 4x6" 
These will be mounted on wood panels and hung in a grid of ~24. I have about 300 of these. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Everyday Act of Existence

Sound art clip (original piece is 27:17) as derive from original environmental installation and intervention where I threw a stick for my newly rescued and very high strung Alsatian Shepherd, Luka, for 365 days.

Partisan Fera

Sound art as part of ongoing site-specific installation series that includes docu-photography from the original environmental installation and intervention series Thomas-Italy 1945.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Return: Sound Art


Brad Thomas Birchett, Return, sound collection & documentation mix from Once Was environmental installation and intervention series ... ongoing. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017


Intermedia Art: Using or involving several media, as dance, electronic music, film, and/or painting simultaneously; multimedia.  See examples HERE.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Thomas, Italy - 1945

In the summer of 2014 I traveled to Italy for the first time.  During this time I followed part of my father's footsteps from his tour during World War II.  Earlier, I researched his regiment's path northward and found that he was part of the movement that liberated the city of Volterra.  He began in Naples and moved north all the way to Milan where in the end he guarded the street where Mussolini hung.

In homage I created copies of a contraband photo of my father taken on the front lines, making the copy slightly larger, a degree from the original.  This image was considered illegal contraband at the time so seeing it as a child was always a source of mystery and intrigue.  When removing the photo (made directly from the negative and edge-torn from a contact sheet) from the old family photo album I found writing on the back, written by my father at a much later date, so as not to forget the event of the photo.  On the back of my copies I forged the same words in my father's then hand writing.  I placed 5 of the 6 copies at various landmarks across northern Italy, in a similar way one places icons on sacred ground in memorium.  I used the sixth photo to show the people I met during the intervention, as I explained my father's experience in Italy from 1943 to 1945.  I also recorded the sounds around me during the search for the various sites.

Photo Documentation of Thomas, Italy - 1945, 2014

Photo Documentation of Thomas, Italy - 1945, 2014

 I documented the photo copies on the tile floor at the door of our little balcony in Volterra.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Paintings that Are Still Alive

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Once Was, 42 x 36", $POR

Four Winds, 27 x 22", $POR

Brood Hoody, 27 x 22", $POR

Nest Fleur, 20 x 18", $POR

Other Side, 27 x 22", $POR

Ground Garden, 27 x 22", $POR

Two Lives, 27 x 22", $POR

Family Pie, 30 x 22.5", $POR

Nest Egg, 27 x 22", $POR