Suspense Above the Pool: the night vision of Carl Linehart
Posted Nov 13 2008 12:01am
This is one of the best collections of the painting of dreams on the Web(and a very artistically designed website). Well worth viewing.
. About Carl Linkhart
. Carl Linkhart was born in Sapula, Oklahoma in 1950,and lived in Tuscon Arizona from 1957 to 1969.He has been a Bay Area resident since 1973.He studied art at Yuba City College in 1971and at Fort Mason in San Francisco during the Eighties but is largely self taught. Influenced by his travels in Thailand, India, Nepal, Burma, and Mexico, as well as by memories of Arizona. Writing, film, music and theatre have been his other pursuits.
His film Weekend Zombie Nurses was shown at the S.F. Gay Lesbian Film Festival in 1985, He also performed in shows with the Angels of Light, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and other groups. However because of the "Other worlds" it can create, his main love is painting.
. Since his dreams have always been vivid, colorful, and thought provoking, he took to exploring them on canvas with acrylic in 1970. After developing his style for nearly thirty years, his friends, Burl Willes and Cass Brayton and others helped Carl produce his book, Suspense Above the Pool in 1998, an intriguing journey through his personal, yet universal dream world.