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Why Round Beach Towels Are All The Rage

June 16th, 2016

It makes perfect sense, really, ... that a beach towel should be round.

The globe of the planet on which beaches exist is close to round. ... The sun in which we bask on this ground is nearly round. ... The human body's musculature radiates circularly in increasing strength from its center muscles to its extremity muscles. ... The classic models of science and art were based on circles and spheres. ... Plato, I believe, even idealized the circle as the perfect form.

With all this resonance of human consciousness with circles and spheres, there is no wonder that we find such great resonance with the round beach towel.

Click the pic to find information on ordering this one:



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this one:



Think about it: The earth orbits around the sun, creating an arc across the sky, which is part of a circle, which requires the human body to track the sun by changing bodily positions, as the sun moves across its arc, in order to maintain a favorable angle for, say, tanning on the beach.

With a rectangular towel, you have to stand up, re-position the towel and resume your basking. ... With a round beach towel, on the other hand, you merely stay on the towel and rotate your body about its center, because the towel's circular area always contains the length of you body in its diameter.

Latest Round Beach Towel Designs - Dragon Skin Ice Water Crystals

June 14th, 2016

Here are the latest additions to my round beach towel and weekender tote bag sets (click on links for ordering information):
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Beach Set ICE CRYSTALS ________________________



Ice Crystal Round Beach Towel
Ice Crystal Weekender Tote Bag
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Beach Set DRAGON SKIN ________________________



Dragon Skin Round Beach Towel
Dragon Skin Weekender Tote Bag
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Beach Set ICE WATER ________________________



Ice Water Round Beach Towel
Ice Water Weekender Tote Bag

Round Beach Towels In Cool Color Palette

June 13th, 2016

Here are three more designs for round beach towels, this time in cool colors (as opposed to warm colors).

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Ice Water Round Beach Towel



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Iris Fractal Round Beach Towel


Beautiful Round Beach Towel and Weekender Tote Bag Matching Pairs

June 12th, 2016

I recently created the following beautiful designs for extraordinarily unique ROUND beach towels and highly functional weekender tote bags.

For convenience, I have selected these matching combos from my various galleries and put them together here with corresponding links to click on for ordering:
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Combo No. 1 Beach Towel
Combo No. 1 Tote Bag
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Combo No. 2 Beach Towel
Combo No. 2 Tote Bag
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Combo No. 3 ________________________


Combo No. 3 Beach Towel
Combo No. 3 Tote Bag

New Calendar Based On INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE Series

June 11th, 2016

Wall Calendar 2017 Industrial Grunge
Wall Calendar 2017 Industrial Grunge by RobertKernodle

This is the new calendar that I am offering, based on images in my INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE gallery.

Click on the ... "Click Here for More Information" ... link below to go to my list of galleries, where you will find all these images available in prints of various sizes on various substrates, ranging from fine art paper to aluminum metal.

New Series -- Industrial Grunge

June 1st, 2016


Three Selections From The Series INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE by Robert Kernodle

What is it about old industrial fixtures that makes images of them so visually appealing? I think that their appeal comes from how close their forms are connected to the human body in a more mechanical, less electrical manner.

Somehow, crude levers, pipes, gears, and rusty beams seem more intimate with humanity, and so these forms speak to a more primal aspect of human being.

Early industrial fixtures, thus, capture people in one of their most creative phases of existence, embodying feats of ingenuity that somehow had greater tangibility than industrial fixtures of the current era.

My new series, ... INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE ... beckons to this seemingly greater tangibility of early industry, by further exaggerating it through old photographs of industrial fixtures digitally transformed into ragged, idealized colorizations.


Robert Kernodle INDUSTRIAL GRUNGE Portfolio

Art Of Redirecting Sunlight For Gardening

May 29th, 2016

Overhead View Of Mirror Redirecting Sunlight Onto Shaded Garden --- Illustration by Robert Kernodle



The above illustration represents a bird’s-eye view of a semi-circular raised garden bed that I made using found slabs of concrete pavement that somebody jack hammered and dumped into a small patch of woods nearby.

This raised bed is at the edge of these woods, with a stand of tall tress extending 150 feet or more from its rear and running along one side not far away.

Close by, directly across from the garden bed is a densely overgrown oasis of wisteria, wild blackberries, and wild rose bushes that I left in place, after clearing most of the rest of the field (years ago). … There are a couple of small trees nestled within this wild oasis, as well.

The cumulative effect of the small forest and the wild overgrown oasis is to enfold my semi-circular garden bed in shade all day. … Some morning sun filters through, ... some late afternoon sun filters through, ... and just a very small amount of other sun shines through breaks in the leaves at other times of the day.

I was not convinced that this amount of sunlight was sufficient, even for a planned stand of elephant ears, and so I built a mirror to redirect a little more sunlight onto this plot. … To make the mirror panel, I used exterior insulation board covered with highly reflective mirrored plastic sheeting (otherwise known as “mylar”), which I taped into place using Gorilla Tape. … I could find only one company that sold mylar of a suitable thickness (4 mm) and reflectivity (95%).

I attached the mirrored panel made from this mylar to a frame that I made out of concrete reinforcing wire (otherwise known as “remesh”). … I bent the remesh frame into shape by hand, after cutting out corner slots with bolt cutters, effectively forming a thick wire panel that had great stability due to folding at the edges and securing with cable ties. … I essentially sandwiched the mirrored panel on the remesh face between strips of wood that I bolted together, forming a clamp on all four edges of the frame. … I did this, knowing that even the Gorilla Tape would not hold up to weathering, but the clamps would then take over, when the tape eventually failed.

I wanted a mirrored surface that I could leave outside.

After finishing the mirror, I cleared a spot in the wild oasis, and used the remaining natural growth behind it as a means of holding it at a workable angle to redirect sunlight where I wanted it.

I am now sculpting sunlight, hoping that I have created a more optimal environment for my elephant ear project.

The OMICRON PAINTINGS Of Robert G Kernodle

May 19th, 2016

The OMICRON PAINTINGS Of Robert G Kernodle

IMAGE - Omicron Warrior by Robert G. Kernodle, Acrylic House Paint On Copy Paper, 11" x 17", circa 1999

I believe that mind and spirit cannot exist without a body. A human body’s substance, furthermore, has no soul. I view both body and substance as the main priorities. Physical "stuff", in other words , is exalted and grandiose. My Omicron Paintings (a series created in 1999) visualizes this unorthodox, material-based philosophy.

At first, the raw, muscular figures in The Omicrons seem to wear masks. A clear understanding of my views reveals otherwise—I actually express the opposite of concealing one’s identity. Omicron faces represent faces that look beyond an absolute identity, and they open their bodies to the whole universe. My point of view is that each, seemingly independent body extends from the grand body of space. Space, for me, is a primordial, fluid substance. My undefined (open) Omicron faces look back into this primal origin of all things.

I believe that space is fullness, not emptiness. It is totality, not void. It is content, not merely a passive container. It is the active, vital, always present, inescapable, ultimate material of all being. It is the only one, true material from which all its forms condense. Forms, in my conception of space, are made of space itself. As water droplets condense from steam, the figures in my Omicrons condense from space.

My conception of space is cosmic cytoplasm. It is the infinite, eternal, continuous constituent of objects, and the recurring intervals between its constituent objects. Space’s components recede to incomprehensible sizes, and these components agglomerate into proportions that the human mind cannot really grasp. From my perspective, human consciousness can attune only to a limited range of these sizes or proportions. Consequently, space is sometimes visible as figures, and other times invisible as intervening gaps. As visible water transitions into invisible vapor, visible bodies transition into invisible space. My concept of body never completely separates from my concept of the body’s background—the two are the same stuff in different states of compression.

I, thus, envisions the living body as a celestial whirlpool in the fluid substance of reality. This outlook partly explains my signature ellipse in The Omicrons. An ellipse simply abbreviates circular activity of the universe’s substance—it represents a center around which a body mass takes form.

Omicron figures typically lack developed hands and feet. Extremities grade into bands that tie bodies into their common, life-giving medium. Truncated hands and feet show my refusal to represent living beings as absolute, closed boundaries. Like my open faces, my open arms and legs suggest that universal substance flows through us. Space substance, in my view, forever converts appearances, between developed limbs and contrasting backgrounds.

Because all existence has a material foundation, I argue that there can be no non-existence. “Non-existence” has never been a valid concept—it is an absurd concept. There can be nothing outside of existence, such as a non-substantial spirit. "Spirit” can only be the same thing as primordial substance, which fills everything and simultaneously intervenes as the background for every thing it fills.


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Your Life Is Your Signature

May 18th, 2016

Signing your name on a piece of paper is a symbolic act of representing your most basic sense of identity. This act of signing is an act of commitment. A signature says, “I own it”, “I take responsibility for it”, “I claim it”, “I have a deep connection to it”, or “I take pride in it.”

A signature is both a profound thing and, unfortunately, a fragmented concept.

Defining a signature as the mere flourish of a writing tool is what makes it a fragmented concept.

How is it that the action of such a small assemblage of muscles in the human extremities can come to symbolize the seriousness of a whole person’s identity? How is it that ALL a person’s actions are not regarded as the person’s “signature”?

The way you live your ENTIRE life is your signature. Everything that you touch vibrates with some measure of your life energy. Your signature is embedded in every single action, therefore, whether you see it in a static visible mark or not.

Every action that you do in the world says, “I did this.” Consequently, every action of yours is how people identify you. You cannot say one thing, do another, and expect people to believe that you are an entity that you represent in a language form. A mere verbal representation, then, is a fantasy, if it lacks a physical foundation in your actions.

A written signature means little, if people cannot connect it to a consistent pattern of behavior that is respectable. Similarly, a mere physical presence, no matter how well dressed, means little, if people cannot connect it to a pattern of behavior that is respectable.

This is what I do not understand about a number of people that I have dealt with in the past.

How can you go through life, slopping around, making excuses?, ... waiting for the perfect situation before trying to perform your best?, … the perfect salary?, … the perfect relationship?, … the perfect town to live in? … .

When do you ever PRACTICE being your best, so that when the most agreeable circumstances come along, you would even be fit enough to EXECUTE the actions of being your best?

Some people seem to think that there is a magic moment, when they can willingly turn everything around, when never before this magic moment have they ever PRACTICED the sorts of behaviors that can make such a magic moment magical. That is like saying, “When I get a chance to run the big race, I will run it the very best I can”, never having trained muscles and joints to run at the intensity level of big races.

In short, opportunities can arise, and you are NOT in shape to take advantage of them, because you only thought you had to try your best, when you were rewarded for your best. But if you have never DONE your best, then where is the FOUNDATION for getting rewarded for it now? It has NEVER existed in your actions before. It has never been a part of your life signature. People do not know you this way. You, thus, are flirting with an irrational fantasy.

Your life that you live everyday IS your signature. THIS is how people know you and come to respond to you.

Alien Symphony Wall Calendar

November 13th, 2015

Here is the back cover of this twelve-month, large item that incorporates images from my ALIEN ALPHABETS gallery:

Alien Symphony Calendar
Alien Symphony Calendar by RobertKernodle
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