And the day you get back to the attitude of Who knows? Let\'s take a chance! That entrepreneurial spirit, even if you don\'t like or understand what it is that\'s coming in the the door, the person sitting in the executive chair may not be the final arbiter of taste of the entire population. - Frank Zappa

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Portfolio
MEET THE NEIGHBORS!
MEET THE NEIGHBORS!

Folks, I’m thrilled to announce that my new comic Meet the Neighbors is printed and ready to ship! What started as a short horror story I wrote during my residency at the ACA became a 24-page full-color comic. Doing every part of the process myself was fun and tiring and now I’m ready for new [...]

SALVAGED HORIZON
SALVAGED HORIZON

On June 30th, 2011, inking and lettering was finished on all fifty pages of the space opera comic (tentatively titled “Salvaged Horizon”) I began with writer Ben Kubczak back in the spring of 2010. In the middle of the project I took a few months off to move, start a new job [...]

….1O1….
....1O1....

These are the first few pages of my forthcoming project entitled “101.” The project is being both written and drawn by yours truly. The story involves an art professor (sounds familiar) who is denied tenure and goes off the deep end, taking a handful of his students with him on an odyssey of self-discovery and [...]

BLUE HOLE
BLUE HOLE

Ichetucknee River, Blue Hole, Florida, July 2010

RETURNING TO FORM
RETURNING TO FORM

BACK TO COMICS!
Here are the first 7 pages of a as-of-yet-untitled space comic book written by my old pal Ben Kubczak and pencilled and inked by yours truly. This project marks my return to the comic form after nearly a decade-long period spent pursuing other graphic avenues (see portfolio.) The reasons for this return to [...]

Atmospheres
Atmospheres

American Landscapes by James Greene
(Silkscreens on 100-lb bristol board, 2010)

EAST BY SOUTHEAST
EAST BY SOUTHEAST

Here are images of Eastern Washington State between Cheney and Steptoe Butte State Park. The fog lifted around noon. What we could see of the landscape was foreign to us. Things emerged and patterns were discerned. The mist created a unifying awareness.

Photo Portfolio
Photo Portfolio

Photography 2009

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This is a portfolio of 20 photographic images taken between 2008 and 2010. For many, I used a waterproof Olympus Stylus. I have two young children and take copious pictures in a wide variety of climates and conditions. I have honed my picture making practice [...]

In Defense of Thingness
In Defense of Thingness

In Defense of Thingness12:00 p.m., EWU Gallery of Art, Art Building The EWU Gallery of Art is pleased to be hosting an exhibition of new works by James Greene, Nov. 12 through Dec. 10, 2009.

The artist will give a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 12, at noon, in the EWU art auditorium. A reception will be [...]

SALTA: The Weight of the World (part 1)
SALTA: The Weight of the World (part 1)

The artist attempts and repeatedly fails to press an air-filled ball deep into the water of a swimming pool at night. The action is like the opposite of that of Atlas straining under the weight of the world. The ball keeps falling upward as the artist continues to work.

Space Travel
Space Travel

Postcards from the voyage. August 2009.

Polycryllic Metachromes
Polycryllic Metachromes

Plastic, Water, Time, Memory, Beer.

Mate (2004)
Mate (2004)

Inkjet prints, Yes Paste, Foam-Cor, wood, 8×11x71.

PHOTORAPHY 2008-2009
PHOTORAPHY 2008-2009

Summer 2009.

Porta(b)l(e) Hole (2008)
Porta(b)l(e) Hole  (2008)

The collapse of the division between art and life,

I, PLUTO (2009)
I, PLUTO  (2009)

I, Pluto: A flimsy mockup of democracy.

MORAL HAZARDS (2009)
MORAL HAZARDS  (2009)

The final images are then integrated into wordless comics that others complete.

SUB BURGS (2007)
SUB BURGS  (2007)

As we transition away from fossil fuels, will the endless housing developments that fill the country become ghost towns?

Valuistics: The Making Of (2006)
Valuistics: The Making Of   (2006)

“I rock Louis Vuitton ‘cause I’m fresh like that.”

Lithographs 2003-2006
Lithographs   2003-2006

…using stone lithography to create mock historical prints that parody the notion of American aristocracy and play with concepts of taste and class.

Crayon Collabs
Crayon Collabs

KEY:
Collaboration
Participation
Concurrency
Working Directly with Materials

Silkscreen Prints and Other Graphics 2001-2008
Silkscreen Prints and Other Graphics  2001-2008

The advantage of the screen process lies not only with its superflatness and repeatability, but also how it can plug into any other way of working, i.e- sculpture.