All posts by Eric Seaholm

About Eric Seaholm

Artist, filmmaker, musician, furniture maker, husband; living in Tokyo, Japan.




To Someone and Who is That

cir. 2001 – I drew this for someone using ink and a french curve, and I do not remember much else aside from that. The person no longer exists as far as I know, and existence is something I do not understand yet live as if I do •



Neighbies

July 11, 2018 – The neighbors often made too much noise. Nearly every night the neighbors were too noisy. Why can’t they pipe down, he wondered. I can’t sleep. It’s late. What can I do? There wasn’t much he could do because the noise was within an acceptable range–legally, anyway. After many years of noise, he decided to take action. The following afternoon he went over to the neighbor’s house and knocked on the door. Right away a baby started crying. A moment later the father opened the door, not looking too happy. I just got her to sleep, and now–he gestured to the noise. I’m sorry, I didn’t know. You didn’t see the sign? He pointed to a sign displayed prominently on the door–baby sleeping, please come back later. Oh, I didn’t see it. Again, my apologies. He waived it off. Water under the bridge. So what can I do for you? Oh, yes, I just wanted to ask you to keep the noise down at night. I can’t sleep due to all the racket. Oh, ok, no problem •



Momentous Cessation

July 7, 2017 – What do you see? It’s not real. It never was, and, uh, it never will be. All you have to do is understand that nothing stays the same. It doesn’t. This moment right here—it’s gone. Where did it go? Doesn’t matter—it was. Where does it go? Doesn’t go anywhere—it just ceases to be •


Tokyo Solo 1 – Closed

April 21, 2018 – My first solo gallery show is coming up in a few weeks. The opening party will be on Saturday, May 5, starting at 6:30. I will be there all week until the following Saturday, the 12th, for the closing party. All nineteen pieces are new (a few are only relatively new) ballpoint pen drawings. I made the frames as well, which took nearly as long to assemble as creating the art. This is going to be fun; looking forward to it! •


In Remembrance of a Memory

December 20, 2017 – We were in a cubby of a town in an elevator on September 22, 2009. I was flattened against the wall, and she found that hilarious. I might have screamed during her hilarity fest, but it is not important now. All that is important at this point is getting this thing posted •


INKTOBER 2017

November 3, 2017 – The challenge of #INKTOBER2017 was to complete one drawing using ink a day for the month of October. I used a ballpoint pen. At four to six hours for each piece, it was indeed a challenge. Completed, though, and I loved the experience •




Virtually Touching

September 14, 2017 – I often like to put my physical images through digital filters. Just as often, that which I can touch has more value for me. The pen or pencil to paper is immediate, whereas anything done through the computer feels impossibly distant. Regardless, it’s fun •