Erik Bakke

The paintings on paper below are of a series started in late 2010 and being continued into 2011. All works are gouache and ink and pencil on paper.

Two primary content sources are used. One is the image of Ishi taken in late August of 1911 in the Oroville, California Jail. The other is a sentence taken from Zarathustra's speech "On the Pale Criminal" taken from Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" as translated by Walter Kaufmann: "But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them."


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.30.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches




Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.28.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches




Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.22.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches




Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.19.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches




Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.17.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches




Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.15.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches



Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.14.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches



Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.8.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches



Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.7.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches



Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.3.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches



Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 1.1.2011: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.29.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.26.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 6 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.23.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 10 inches x 6.5 inches
Collection: Quy and Brandon Ballengée, New York


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.21.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 10 inches x 6.5 inches
Collection: Gerald Brett, California


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.16.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 10 inches x 6.5 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.16.2010.2: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 10 inches x 6.5 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.12.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.8.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.5.2010: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches
Collection: Tsukasa Saito, Japan


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.5.2010.2: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches
Collection: Tsukasa Saito, Japan


Artist: Erik Bakke
Title: 12.5.2010.3: But thought is one thing, the deed is another, and the image of the deed still another: the wheel of causality does not roll between them.
Size: 8 inches x 8 inches
Collection: Tsukasa Saito, Japan