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.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

benjamin harubin 2020
  in silico collage

imagining new structures


instant karma/

constant karma: 

choices/experiences create guides/channels for more experiences/behaviors. 

help you're trapped in a tree trunk and the sap is diverging today.  

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Beauty of the Commons

The Beauty of the Commons
benjamin harubin 2020
23" x 17" x 4"
acrylic on paper and wood

I've Got a Feeling. 
A Chaotic Vastness of Feelings. 
We are Trading them and sharing them in waves and waves. 
It's a bit Like an interconnected oscillatory set of Systems:
Shells within Shells of Organized structure. 
A Strange Great Beast.

Original Knowledge

Original Knowledge
benjamin harubin 2020
14" x 26"
acrylic and pyrotechnics on wood

wtf with the hate, haters?  for your survival, for survival of human species, maybe recognize that divergent opinions are merely individual vectors in a complex system. individually, too, building coalitions is more advantageous than snubbing potential allies.  ...and give what you can, because then you are owed advantage.  even paying it forward, anonymously, gains you environmental security.  might help the overall shipworthiness of the little multicellular blob you in.
 >>>anyway these perceived categories are such bullshit; left/right, capitalism/socialism/ communism, whatever.    we don't- we can't have a free market, yet the invisible hand concept is always present, in some way, as an aspect, as a functionality, everywhere, in the history of life, if not the universe.  and people been stinking commie sjw's since the cro magnon discovered weed, at least.  opposites are inextricably linked, different views of the same amoeba, yawn.  get with the program.  don't be racist, mkay?

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Mostly Water

Mostly Water
benjamin harubin 2019
24" x 18"
acrylic on canvas
fuck yeah hydrodynamics

in future memory of Saint Quantum, who died/ will die/ never died (says i)/ is always dying  for our sims. 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Chaotic Knot

Chaotic Knot
benjamin harubin 1999-2019
various materials, acrylic on wood
33" x 22" x 4"

agency can be attributed to any scale of existence, even in scientific writing, even among those who strenuously deny any teleology.  is everything alive? or perhaps those who experience the sense of being an agent/ being an entity, cannot define what having agency actually is.  how do you define something using only the thing that is within the boundary of the definition?   are we just "projecting" properties of being onto matter?  or is matter projecting the sense of being onto us?  

Nothing discoverable can be considered to be a separate entity.
Your input is someone else's output.
Boundaries don't even exist.
For us, functionally, the universe is one being, quasi-infinitely folded into itself. 

*TWISM: Timey-WImy Spaghetti Matrix