ALDEN ART – This Modern Life: Poetry and Image of Alden Marin

Venice Arts Club member ALDEN MARIN is a Los Angeles based artist – a poet, painter and musician who uses ‘remnants found’ to create his art. Marin is a weaver of ideas and tactical substance to form an artistic chronology of his day to day. His music provides enlightened depth to his dimension.
You can say
what you want
about my fickle nature
and uncertainty
about arrival dates
and departure times–
modes of payment,
credit lines;
whether to go with
day’s initial greyness–
or eventual sunshine;
Being enthralled
by birdsong outside
or irritated, in turns
by the same voices–
Hard to concentrate
in this modern life
with so much transpiring
on screens, phones
wireless devices
modes of communication
seen & unseen–owned
or in the frame
of acquisition mode–
everything ringing
with respective needs
And as many opinions
trying to register beliefs…
You can say what you want
about my actions and moods
and it’s probably true, but
I may or may not
agree with you.
ALDEN MARIN – Asparagus

TIME THAT’S LEFT – Alden Marin Poetry

From the poetry and sketchbooks of Alden Marin, Los Angeles poet, artist, musician:
Time that’s left–
it’s shadow and cloud
nothing outwardly profound
and then, utterly so–
when–in simple moments
everything can be known
because nothing can
other than in elemental form–
No origin, no ending
all beginning
in constant unfolding;
the vigilant birds
in their flight paths;
the route of ancestors
well-worn–turned to cities
later down the life
of civilization–one
of walls that build & fall
like the light of day itself–
dawning, peaking, waning
to dark–and starting again
only to dim, then rise
in its routine–
since time began…
‘WRITE EVERYTHING’ – Alden Marin, 2012

JAMIE COHEN – Archive Sketches In Pencil, Ink, Crayon On Pressed Pulp

JAMIE COHEN – Archive Sketches, Pen & Ink On Pressed Pulp

CRACKPOT – test sketch for Crudland album art

HOLMES – oil pastel on composition paper


ALDEN ART – The Art of Alden Marin

ALDEN ART – The Art of Alden Marin


PIRATE SHIP – James Mathers

JAMES MATHERS – White chalk on black paper 8 x 10″

Pirate Ship

This is a pirate ship drawn by James Mathers while we were designing the DUDE Sock line here at VAC.