Sunday, August 27, 2017

Love & Death - A New Photoexpressionist Mindscape from Wayne King


Love and Death

A New Image: "Love and Death"
This mixed media montage creates a surreal and abstract image. It is created from two images captured on the same walk last week along the railroad tracks in Plymouth and then into Langdon Woods one of my favorite spots for both walking and photographing.

As I walked along the railroad tracks I passed by an area beneath a bridge where graffiti artists had filled the wall beneath the bridge with their work but little of it held any interest for me. Fortunately, the wall was beneath a bridge and could not be seen from the road coming into Plymouth so it did not create an eyesore. A bit further along however a simple painting of a cloud on a low gray cement wall had somehow attracted an interesting vine as well creating the image below.


Life and Death

The image, worthy of its own title and capture I have titled "Life and Death" It is art created by the nexus between the work of the graffiti artist and "the creator" and only borrowed by me - really. A short time later I came upon a flower that is, I believe, a Spotted Knapweed. An invasive species originally indigenous to Europe but now found here in New England.

Spotted Knapweed Mindscape

For those who love images of flowers it will be seen as a work of art as a stand alone piece, but I would not classify it as one of my best images, even as I have manipulated it into my own creation above.

But when the two images are combined together they take on a surreal and beautiful abstract image that I find quite striking.

Love and Death

Love and Death is available in a limited edition of 5 signed originals, printed on fine art rag paper with archival inks. If you would like to purchase the original work click here: http://bit.ly/LoveDeath

The digitally initialed open edition, also available at the link above, provides the closest approximation to an original work at a more affordable price, especially for those who love art but dont feel the need to purchase original works.

The digitally initialed open edition, also available at the link above, provides the closest approximation to an original work at a more affordable price, especially for those who love art but dont feel the need to purchase original works.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Wayne King Celebrates Community Libraries and the Arts

Wayne King Celebrates Community Libraries and the Arts  
One Week Remaining - Through August 30, 2017


In a celebration of Community Libraries and the Arts,  Rumney artist Wayne King’s “Photoexpressionist Mindscapes”, a collection of his images combining photography, painting and digital manipulation, will be on display for the final week of August in two libraries: Rumney and Lincoln.


The Rumney celebration coincides with Rumney's 250th Anniversary and includes the release of a new book of images titled “A Spot on the Porch”.  


The Lincoln exhibit features some of King’s most iconic images including Alton Washday, The Vineyard and Wonalancet Mindscape.  


As a part of the exhibit Wayne King has produced a book “A Spot on the Porch” is available from Amazon.com in paperback and hard cover editions. There is also a card, a calendar and poster and even a  postage stamp commemorating the 250th anniversary of the founding of Rumney. Available here: http://bit.ly/Rumney250


Wayne D. Kings images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into what he calls "a dreamlike quintessentialism" designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King seeks to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.


Library Hours:
Byron G. Merrill Library, Rumney: Wednesday 1pm-5pm; Thursday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm
Lincoln Public Library: Monday-Friday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 10am-1pm


To learn more about the book and other products. visit the exhibition website at : http://bit.ly/Rumney250



Alton Washday Poster



Monday, August 14, 2017

Sun Dry in Senegal

Sun Dry in Senegal

Washline captured in Dakar Senegal capital city of Senegal in West Africa.
Only one original of this image is created, signed, dated and with a certificate of authenticity. The image is used for creation of an open edition but otherwise archived and kept only for historic purposes and publications. To purchase an original contact the artist at waynedking9278@gmail.com.

The open edition, featured here is digitally initialed with a special signature stamp reserved for open edition prints only. It provides the closet approximation to an original work at a more affordable price, especially for those who love art but don’t feel the need to purchase original works.

Wayne D. King’s images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into a dreamlike quintessentialism designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King seeks to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.
© Wayne D. King All photographs and artworks in this portfolio are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Wayne D. King. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from the artist is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. 
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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Eco-Thriller "Sacred Trust" Published as ebook on Amazon

"Sacred Trust" Published as ebook on Amazon

News Release
For Immediate Release



"Sacred Trust" Published as ebook on Amazon
Available from Kindle Books
Moosewood Communications Publisher
Author: Wayne D. King

http://bit.ly/STrust

"Sacred Trust" A vicarious, high voltage adventure to stop a private powerline has been published on Amazon.com as an ebook with the paper edition due soon.

Described by one reader as "The Monkey Wrench Gang Meets the Third Industrial Revolution" the book is a fictional account of a group of unlikely compatriots who join together to stop a powerline proposed by a private consortium, employing creative civil disobedience in the traditions of Alinsky, Thoreau and King. 

In the book, Sasha Brandt, an Iroquois woman from Canada who travels with her companion, a wolf named Cochise, meets Daniel Roy, a guide and outdoorsman while hiking the Mahoosuc Range of the Appalachian Trail. The two find themselves unexpectedly camping together on Lake Umbagog with a group of unlikely compatriots including a former Olympic paddler, a deer farmer, a retired spook who was the first US victim of Lyme disease and an iconoclast named Thomas (just Thomas) who lives in multiple backwoods abodes in the Great North Woods and rides a moose named Metallak. The campsite itself is said to have been frequented by the Indian medicine woman Moll Ockett in the early days of the American Republic. 

They find, in short order, that they have one very important thing in common - a deep concern about a proposed private power transmission line proposed to transport electricity from Canada to the toney suburbs of Boston, New York, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. 

The project, dubbed "Granite Skyway", proposes to bring massive 150 foot towers through the most beautiful parts of a state that boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire country.

The threat to the environment and the scenic beauty are only the tip of an iceberg that includes the value of homes, farms and businesses built by generations of men and women in this hardscrabble land. Already affecting life for many caught up in the mere rumor of this proposed transmission line, Granite Skyway poses an existential threat to an entire way of life.

Determined to do more than shuffle papers and employ lawyers, the compatriots form a band of brothers and sisters - along with Cochise and Metallak - calling themselves "The Trust". Armed with only their wits and a lot of heart they embark on a rolicking campaign of civil disobedience that would make Thoreau, Alinsky and Dr. King proud.

While the book is a work of fiction, teachers and professors may find it a book that would add a new dimension to classroom discussions and an interesting touch for classes on sustainability, renewable energy or the American tradition of protest. Woven into the story narrative are news stories by a journalist observing the shifts and upheavals of climate change and the renewable revolution as well as a group of patriots writing in the style of the Federalist Paper authors in opposition to the power project.

Throughout their adventure the members of "The Trust" examine many of the most important questions of our time including how America can continue to make an honored space for free speech and civil disobedience in an era of terror; how social media can help create accountability in an increasingly corporatized mega-media landscape; and, how citizens can challenge the corporate oligarchies that threaten our planet's future.


"Sacred Trust" is written by Wayne King a former State Senator, Democratic nominee for Governor of NH, and most recently CEO of environmental cleanup company MOP Environmental Solutions. Not coincidentally, King worked his way through college as a White Mountain Guide which explains his detailed knowledge of New Hampshire's White Mountains. The book is filled with political and environmental stories that will have you laughing and gasping and wondering what is true and what is fiction. 

"Sacred Trust' is a vicarious, high voltage campaign to stop the Granite Skyway power transmission project and its short-sighted and in some cases greedy corporate sponsors, intent on using political muscle and money to lock up the region's energy production and distribution, short circuiting efforts to bring about an energy future based on sustainable, and renewable energy deployed through micro-grids, smart-grids and a competitive environment that makes energy more - not less - affordable. 


Available from Kindle Books
Moosewood Communications Publisher

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Wayne Kings Art on Exhibit in Lincoln August 2017

News Release:
Date: July 29, 2017
For immediate Release
For more information: 603-515-6001 or 603-786-9378


Wayne King's Art on Exhibit in Lincoln August 2017


August is the second month of a two month exhibition of images by Rumney-based artist Wayne King.
The exhibit features some of King’s most popular images including Alton Washday and Wonalancet Mindscape.


Wayne D. Kings images are a celebration of life, blending the real and the surreal to achieve a sense of place or time that reaches beyond the moment into what he calls "a dreamlike quintessentialism" designed to spark an emotional response. Using digital enhancement, handcrafting, painting, and sometimes even straight photography, King seeks to take the viewer to a place that is beyond simple truth to where truth meets passion, hope and dreams.


A community reception is scheduled for Friday August 18 from 6pm-8pm at the library.


An online gallery of additional images available as both signed originals and open edition prints  



Wonalancet Mindscape


Skunk Cabbage - Sweet as Spring

My first trip into the woods after snowmelt this Spring was at that moment when only the Skunk Cabbage had pushed its way toward the light....