art by benjamin harubin. text and art copyright benjamin harubin. posted in no particular order, from 1976 to the present. i have the capability to print the strictly digital works up to 40" with archival materials. some restrictions may apply.
contact email is bharubin provided by gmail with a com thrown in there for good measure. and a @, too.

click on pics to giganticize. dimensions are listed in order: horizontal, vertical, depth.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Incessant City

 (ode to David Royer using the Poetry Machine 5000)

"Incessant City"
35" x 17" x 6"
benjamin harubin 2019
found materials, paper, wood, plaster, acrylics





Everything is connected;
electrically, magnetically
and gravitationally.

Everything and Everyone
gets recycled and repurposed;
upcycled and downcycled.

"You" are the surface
of an expanding sphere
of electromagnetic
chemical information.
all human.


By accepting limits, failures and defeats,
we acknowledge that what lies beyond them as real.

The countries that are responsible
for the majority of ocean pollution
are the places the U.S.A. ships its Trash.

(we are embedded in the middle of a series of
hierarchical shells of informational complexity.)

Uroborus Batteries, Baby

Someone's rocking my dreamboat Someone's invading my dreams We were sailing along Peaceful and calm Suddenly something went wrong Someone's rocking my dreamboat Disturbing a beautiful dream But with love as my guide I'll follow the tide I'll keep sailing till i find you

benjamin harubin 2019

(this is part of series utilizing the Poetry Machine 5000, which is fueled by crusty A.I. plastic refuse buildup.  The PM5K works by utilizing broken deep learning fragments as soil to germinate vibrant new dreams.  This is a similar process to that of grinding harvested ocean plastic trash to make new printer filament.  And it runs on neonatal Uroborus Batteries. Thus it is mentally ecological and self-sustaining.)

Friday, January 25, 2019

REIFY (The Watching Thing of the North-West)

REIFY (The Watching Thing of the North-West)
benjamin harubin 2018
59" x 46"
acrylic, oil, latex on canvas

In the Night Land, creatures emerge from the ground; 
flashes and floaters in the sight, 
such as dots, spots, a circle, half moon, insect-like shapes, lines, films or cobwebs.  
Here they become elves and anthropomorphic toasters and radios and vacuums.
This is the endless dreaming creation:  all of art and science and politics. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

small shrines to cellular miracles

eventually they think they will understand this reality so completely that no miracles will exist and its simulation will be indistinguishable from it.  
that will be a fucking miracle.  

Sleeping Dog Lies
benjamin harubin 2017

19" x 12" x 2"
acrylic, wood, canvas, trash

Recursive Mutation
benjamin harubin 2017

30" x 14" x 4"
acrylic, wood, canvas, trash

Spaghettified Palimpsest
benjamin harubin 2017
16" x 9" x 4"
acrylic, wood, paper, trash

-are lenses to view a thing in its numinous functioning.
Portals of the Sacred Chao disrupt and disrespect by revelation.  

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Fule

The World is Burning; Still Starchild Grows.

The Fule
benjamin harubin 2017
3' x 4'
acrylic on canvas

blinded by science;
confusing the anthropic principle 
for the anti-entropic principle.
the membrane is where you're insane; 
neither above, nor below;
it's the flow.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


benjamin harubin 2016

7" x 17" x 7"
acrylic and pencil on wood

it is probably dangerous to use this fetish