Gallery Tungsten by Jedd Haas

June 27, 2011

The Art Certificate

The Gallery Tungsten 2011 Art Certificate is a transactional experiment. A limited edition of 1000 certificates has been printed and will be given away, sold, or traded to various recipients. While intended for the recipient's personal collection, the recipient may redeem the certificate; modify it, trade it, or discard it as they see fit. Gallery Tungsten is the sole arbiter of all redemption and may elect to value it in accordance with any of the above factors. The text below appears on the Art Certificate. All certificates are numbered and a log will be kept to track the provenance of all certificates.

The painting Semicolon and Period Battle the Butcher Block appears on the face of the certificate. The text below appears on the reverse.

This Print is one of a limited edition of One Thousand Numbered Art Certificates. Gallery Tungsten will accept this Art Certificate in trade for other work by Jedd Haas, at a minimum initial value of $100; for work priced above $100. The value of this Art Certificate may fluctuate at the benevelent whim of the Issuer, due to the completely unregulated status of this Art Certificate. Although this certificate is intended for your personal collection, it can be redeemed, as mentioned; and it may also be freely traded or sold. You may modify this Certificate to increase or decrease its value at your own risk. Modifications should be attempted by professionals only; and all changes in value will be at the sole discretion of the issuer of this Art Certificate. See for details.

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April 9, 2011

Tiger Stripe Bamboo

Bamboo like a tiger? So they say. It's sprouting up at present. Here is a fine specimen from previous growth.

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November 22, 2010

Slide Sheet November 2010 of many images by Jedd Haas

Click thumbnails to view full images.

From top left, left to right for each row:
Powerball, Oil on linen panel; Charcoal Man #2, Oil on linen panel; Charcoal Man #3, Oil on linen panel; Cartesian Goldfish, Oil on linen panel; Secret Life, Oil on linen panel.
Yellow Balloons, Oil on linen panel; Triple Submarines, Oil on linen panel; Twin Lobsters, graphite and oil pastel on Rives BFK; Redeye, Oil on linen panel;
Surfacing, Oil on canvas, mounted on board; Oil Painting close-up; Red Kite, Black Kite, Oil on linen panel; Submerged, Oil on canvas, mounted on board;
Re-photographed polar bears, photograph of laser print of photograph; Water-soluble dye Test Strip, paper mounted on board; Secret Documents, mixed media on paper;
Drive-by Painting Viewing, studio photograph; Fractal Geometric, photograph; Art Pimp On The Moon, ink on paper and collage;
Boom Times, (Boom Times series) ink on paper; Tracing Paper Drawing 3, ink on paper and tracing paper; Detail of Tracing Paper Drawing 2, ink on tracing paper and paper; October 2010 Slide sheet of many different images;
Youth Studies Center, detail of oil painting; Triple Submarines #2, Oil on linen panel; Vase 1, graphite and oil pastel on Rives BFK; Sniffer Returns, Oil on linen panel;
Marker Study 2007 (minimum viable painting studio, prior to these events); Youth Studies Center, Oil on linen panel; Fountain, Oil on linen panel; Underwater Poppies, oil on linen panel, Cartesian Irises #3, Oil on linen panel;
Weasels Embrace, Oil on linen panel; The Disasterscape, destroyed work; Before and After, 2004 & 2006, photographs; Super-duper Photographic Easel, studio tool; 10

Headstock, photograph; The Fifty Pound Bass, mixed media drawing on red rosin paper; Dancer, mixed media drawing on paper; 11

Bamboo Uplift, photograph; Tracing Paper Drawing 1, ink on paper and tracing paper; Elbow, (Shots 1996 series) photograph;
Tracing Paper Drawing 2, ink on paper and tracing paper; Iris Harvest 2005, photograph; The Slicer, Oil on linen on panel.
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October 29, 2010

Ten Years of Visceralism - The Visceralist Manifesto

The ideas of Visceralism are easy to set forth and understand at this advanced date. I first proposed the concept of Visceralism many years ago, when friends and aficionados of my work inquired about the conceptual ideas in play. After many years of ongoing use, the central tenets are well developed.

The essence of Visceralism is a sudden grasp on the senses; the pleasure of color; and the enactment of bold composition. Visceralism has no use for pseudo-Impressionism; the dripping vagaries of "bad painting;" the stultifying formalism of the academy; or the pissant parasite of plastic painting. Visceralism embraces the lush juiciness of oil; bold strokes of graphite; and the vigorous exercise of both additive and subtractive tools. Visceralism is all about the kind of oil painting you can sink your teeth into, metaphorically speaking.

Visceralism embraces all forms of depiction, whether representational or abstract. Visceralism knows no boundaries, other than remaining true to the spirit of the brush that calls it forth.


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October 25, 2010

Slide Page October 2010 of many different images

a slide page generated by google showing many different images by Jedd Haas

Instant slide page, via google images. All work by Jedd Haas. Can you find each image on this site? Let me know your results.

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June 21, 2010

No Dogs


Photograph of photograph, 2006.

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December 28, 2009

Glass Block Window

A new glass block window in a corner of the studio.

Previously: Glass Block Window Study

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December 24, 2009

Fire Stick


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Studio Wall Drawing


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April 25, 2009

Bamboo Uplift, 2009


Bamboo Uplift, 2009


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January 1, 2009

New Year's Eve

The infamous Orleans Ave. bonfire. Tamed and roped in this year, but still some flame.


Betacam man.


Ghost man.

Amateur pyrotechnicians shot fireworks in full view of the cops.

Street scene.

The Fire Department hose waited for its turn.

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November 12, 2008



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February 12, 2008

Rosin Paper Sequence


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January 4, 2008

The Super-Duper Photographic Easel


Indeed it's super-duper for photographic duplication of small paintings and any other objects that can fit in its movable jaws. The rod is threaded, which allows the knob to tighten down the top jaw to hold the work securely in place.

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January 2, 2008

Drive-by Painting Viewing


I came up with an idea for a super-duper photographic easel to take pictures of a bunch of new paintings. In a flash, I fabricated it from some parts I had on hand. Now the paint on the easel is drying...slowly. Until it's ready for use, an abbreviated glimpse of Yellow Balloons (left) and Cartesian Irises #3 (right).

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November 20, 2007

Secret Documents


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November 3, 2007

Proof Sheet


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October 21, 2007

Before Time Began, part II


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Before Katrina Time


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Before Time Began


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July 25, 2007

Woodcut Routing


The router makes fast work of the birch-veneer plywood.

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July 18, 2007

Art Studio Rebuilding

The story begins after the flooding receded. The moldy walls and semi-rotted plywood remained.

Demolition began with the low-hanging areas. That way it's easier to fool yourself into thinking this is going to be a piece of cake.

Now that's what I'm talking about! Away with all the sheetrock, plywood, and the joists too! The studio is actually two rooms turned into one; the back part is an addition, which was (of course) not at the same level as the other room.

New joists and blocking installed. The miter saw got a workout, and I had some help from the International Team.

New plywood subfloor, what a remarkable improvement over no floor! The glass block windows were installed over the prior few months.

The hardwood flooring begins...

...and is completed, in early 2007. Hooray!

All insulated. Notice all that new wood on the walls? Corrective framing had to be added; the walls were all out of plumb. A new door, exhaust fan, and trim have also been added for further amusement.


New 3/4" plywood walls in place, filled, jointed, and painted. (This way I can attach things to the wall anywhere, without hunting for a stud.) Two finished walls and a floor: I call it the Corner of Normalcy as I now move on to other post-flood areas.

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July 17, 2007

Homemade Charcoal


I had planned to make this charcoal before the big K. I wrapped up a selection of wisteria vine cuttings in aluminum foil, and set it aside for firing later. After the return from my NJ exile, it was still there. I grilled it for an hour or so, and it came out great! A bit fragile, but very smooth drawing. (See Charcoal Man.)

Charcoal close-up:

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April 21, 2007

Glass Block Window study


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April 10, 2007

New Rolling Table


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March 3, 2007

Water Soluble Dye Test Strip


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January 25, 2007

Post-Katrina Shopping List

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From one year ago, the first shopping list.

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November 21, 2006

Studio Glass Blocks


Studio rebuilding is still in progress. I just built this glass block window, which adds a pleasant amount of diffused light. Up close, the wavy pattern in the blocks has a kaleidoscopic effect.

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September 17, 2006

Dead Museum slide sheet



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googlefied slide page



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April 24, 2006

Pressure Washer Drawing Remix


The fence was disassembled; the underlying frame was rebuilt; and the boards were remixed and re-attached. (See the original Pressure Washer drawings.)

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April 19, 2006

The Rooster

Five months after the flood, this rooster strutted confidently across my neighbor's driveway.
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April 18, 2006

The Last Blackberry

Another image from before the flood.
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April 13, 2006

Life and Death of a Plum Tree

I found it years ago, a scrawny sapling, not even as big as a walking stick. It had been hidden behind a giant hackberry tree, which fell one day, opening the space up to whippersnapper trees. It grew to a respectable 15 feet.

The plum tree reached for the sky

but the water came from below.

After the flood and debris removal,

I hoped the plum tree might have survived. But sadly, no. A few branches were used to barbecue some tasty shrimp, then the bones of the plum tree were dug up, cut up, and hauled to the curb to join the giant pile of debris there. But memories of one harvest remain.

Model Gael spent one afternoon hunting the plums.

The fruit was juicy

and the prey was devoured.

Distant clusters of fruit were pursued to the ends of the branches.

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March 26, 2006

Pressure Washer Drawing 2


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Self-Portrait With Concrete Pressure Washer Drawing


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Pressure Chiaroscuro


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Pressure Washer Drawing Detail


A close-up look at the marauding pressure washer, ripping and slicing through the cedar.

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Pressure Washer Drawing 1


The Katrina Flood Line becomes the horizon line as the pressure washer roams freely over the stained cedar fence boards.

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February 21, 2006



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February 17, 2006

A little fine plywood slicing



The Ancient Saber Saw arrived a short while before the water came. Time to board up; a little fine plywood slicing was needed. The ASS (hmm, acronyms) did the job via these diagrams. The water got the ASS.

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The Disasterscape


This canvas had been prepared with exquisite care. Three coats of rabbit skin glue, two or three coats of oil gesso. It was lying in wait, but the waters came instead. A small portion off the top was hacked away for use on another occasion. The mold got the rest; the remains were hauled awat by a bobcat this afternoon.

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March 1, 2005

The Suave MIDI Data Of Miles Franklin, III


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February 23, 2005

Panel Factory

Linen-covered panels in the final drying stage.

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February 21, 2005

Installation View of Aquarium Series of drypoint prints


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February 19, 2005

Music Action, Mixing Action


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August 15, 2001

August 15th, 2001


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November 5, 1990

Clean Ideas by Picabia


A portion of a notebook from 1990, in which I mentioned Picabia's phrase that "in order to have clean ideas, change them as often as you change your shirts."

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