About

This blog is an abode for the outcast, the unconventional, the surreal expressed through Art, Film Reviews, Essays, Poetry, Book Reviews, Journals, Music Reviews, Video,  Art Reviews,  Performance and  Spirituality.
Alfred Eaker is fine arts painter, filmmaker, and has a masters degree in theology (thesis: “Justification By Imagination.The Marian Art Of Thomas Merton” approved by Drs. Frank Burch Brown, Marti Steussy, and Lorna Shoemaker). Eaker frequently collaborates with J. Ross Eaker,  Jim Mannan, David Ross, Todd M. Coe, Wendy Collin Sorin, Keith Banner, Bill Ross. Fr. Justin Belitz O.F.M.  and Fr. Hilary Ottensmeyer have been Alfred Eaker’s spiritual directors.
Alfred Eaker is currently working on his first novel. He lives with his wife and full-time collaborator : Aja Rossman-Gray.
BlueMahler is a performance art character created by Alfred Eaker in the early 1980s.
Alfred EAKER 'Our Lady Of The Mermaids%22 oil on canvas © 2011 Alfred Eaker
%22Requiem For The Relentless Fathers.%22 James Mannan and Alfred Eaker as Samuel and SaulAlfred Eaker %22Stations IV%22 Christ Meets His Mother On The Way To The Cross. oil on canvas 5 ft x 5 ft. ©2011 Alfred EakerAlfred Eaker as BlueMahler in %22Unrequited%22 2014
ALFRED EAKER %22Annunication%22 oil on canvas © 2011 Alfred EakerEaker Productions poster for %22Thundersky%22EGGCEPTION. ALFRED EAKER AS BLUEMAHLER IN DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITEDAlfred Eaker Married in the Faucet. oil on canvas. © 2007 alfred eaker
Aja Rossman Gray and Alfred Eaker (as BlueMahler). UnrequitedAlfred Eaker Superficial Onion. oil on canvas © 2008 Alfred EakerUnrequited BlueMahler (cold)Alfred Eaker Prayer for a perilous descent. oil on canvas © 2007 alfred eakerAlfred Eaker as Bluemahler as Thomas in Stations
Aja Rossman Gray and Alfred Eaker. %22A2%22 CANDIDBLUEMAHLER  2004DIGITAL CAMERA
Aja Rossman Gray Alfred Eaker  B & W ALFRED EAKER Prelude To A Day Of Wonder. Oil on canvas. © 2010 Alfred Eaker.unrequited jessica froelich as alice alfred eaker as bluemahlerAja Rossman Gray Alfred Eaker waterfall WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND J. ROSS EAKER (things that make you go 'hmmm')Alfred Eaker Escape to a Mysterious Freedom. oil on canvas. © 2007 alfred eakerunrequited bluemahler and alice play an imaginary game of hide and seekAlfred EAKER Blue Fugue oil on canvas © 2007 alfred eakerAlfred and Aja Eaker Portland  (b & w)Alfred Eaker as BlueMahler DAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED. Ross directing Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerDAVID ROSS' UNREQUITED J. Ross Eaker filming Alfred Eaker as BlueMahlerAlfred Eaker as BlueMahler in Jesus and her Gospel of yES Requiem For the Relentless Fathers. James Mannan as Samuel.  © alfred eaker '9%22 (ALFRED EAKER AND ROBIN PAENT DIR) JIM MANNAN AND ALFRED EAKER 'JESUS AND HER GOSPEL OF YES%22 (ALFRED EAKER CHERYL TOWNSEND DIR) %22I am%22 SCENE WITH CHERYL TOWSNED. ART DIRECTION TODD M. COE 'JESUS AND HER GOSPEL OF YES%22 CHERYL TOWSEND AND JOHN M. BENNETT %22MEALS AND MEALS%22 %229%22 (EAKER. PANET) ALFRED EAKER JAMES MANNAN BEATING SCENE %229%22 ALFRED EAKER DIRECTING WITH JIM MANNANW the movie still EakerRequiem for the relentless fathers. Evil Spirit (Jen Ring) torments Saul (Alfred Eaker)  © alfred eakerAlfred Eaker as BlueMahler in %22First Friday%22 WATER SCENE ALFRED EAKER AND JAMES MANNAN (frequent collaborators)%22STATIONS%22 (LIGHTHOUSE) ALFRED EAKER AND J. ROSS EAKER DIRECTORS. TODD M. COE ART DIRECTIONAlfred Eaker as BlueMahler in %22First Friday.%22James Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.Alfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura (human misery)%22W THE MOVIE%22 JAMES MANNAN AS BRUTUSAja Rossman Gray and Alfred Eaker ChristmasWATER SCENE XV J. ROSS EAKER AND ALFRED EAKERAja Rossman Gray Alfred EakerRequiem For the Relentless Fathers. Alfred Eaker as King Saul, worshipping the Father.  © alfred eakerRequiem For the Relentless Fathers. Alfred Eaker as King Saul, James Mannan (ghost of Samuel).  © alfred eakerRequiem For the Relentless Fathers. Alfred Eaker as King Saul tormented by God's evil spirit (Jen Ring).  © alfred eakerJames Mannan as Vincent Van Gogh,  in La lontananza nostalgica utopica futuraAlfred Eaker as Gauguin (ravaged by syphilis) in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.James Mannan as Van Gogh in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.James Mannan as VG in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.Alfred Eaker as Paul Gauguin in La lontananza nostalgica utopia futura.Requiem For the Relentless Fathers. Alfred Eaker as King Saul, angry at Samuel.  © alfred eakerAlfred Eaker %22Hay que caminar„ soñando%22 © 2103 EakerAja Rossman  Gray & Alfred Eaker portlandAlfred Eaker %22Modern Spirituality%22 mural St. Vincent de Paul. Detail Fr. Hilary Ottensmeyer, Fr. Justin Belitzaja rossman gray alfred eaker flower kiss

5 Responses to About

  1. Joel K Smock says:

    Interesting write-up, Mr. Eaker. Delighted to see that you and Mr. Bill Ross are still at it, and how! This, despite the fact that looking at digital representations of painted pictures on a computer is not the same thing as looking at real painted pictures. But we all know this. Keep the pen writing, or fingertips typing, however you may like it.

    • Alfred Eaker says:

      Joel, good to hear from you. It’s been a few years and glad to see you are still at it. Would love to see some of your current work and film work. I did a short film on Ed Sanders and had just finished editing it shortly before he passed. Keep in touch. Peace

  2. vinnieh says:

    Your blog is very cool and unique.

  3. Rosie says:

    I enjoyed your review on Oliver Knudsen’s Autumnal album, purchased the recording and find new joys each time I revisit the CD. I am a big fan of soprano Claire Booth. Have you heard her, and another of her gifted regular collaborators at the piano Andrew Matthews-Owen, on two enjoyable albums of songs by Jonathan Dove and Alun Hoddinot (both for Naxos) and an NMC disc on composer of the moment Charlotte Bray (song with texts where are Shakespeare sonnets arranged as haiku!)? Patricia Bardon and Nicky Spence join too. Recommended.

    • Alfred Eaker says:

      Thank you Rosie and thanks for the recommendation.
      I am quite familiar with Booth and,in addition to the Knussen, I frequently visit her traversal of Webern songs (under Robert Craft) and her performance of Augusta Read Thomas’ ‘Of Being Is A Bird’ (Read was once the composer-in-residence of the CSO. I was fortunate enough to see one of Read’s premieres there, conducted by Boulez). However, I do not know the Bray or Dove discs and will locate those. Again, many thanks.
      I am quite the fan of Knussen as both composer and conductor. He is criminally underrated, IMHO and additionally recommend wholly his late Stravinsky (who needs all the friends he can get) and Knussen’s own symphonies 2 & 3, lead by Michael Tilson Thomas).
      Best

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