Anders Tomlinson: Imagery, Sounds, Essays

Welcome to the creative world of Anders. Here, various Anders websites, interests, products and projects are accessible: these include his paintings and art films at, several visits to Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, his insight into the Klamath River Watershed and an in-depth portrait of Tulelake and surroundings. Last, but not least, are his Vimeo Video Channels. There are common denominators – human nature, every day is history and where there is life there is life.

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This story begins in Lilly’s Garden, Serra Mesa, CA 92123 – May-June 2021. A friend had given Lilly three styrofoam boulders which she placed in her front yard garden. Anders, who lives around the corner and down the street, has been making a movie of a year in the life of Lilly’s Garden. One May day he came by to take more photos and suggested to Lilly that he could paint the boulders to look more realistic and Lilly approved.
Anders took the boulders home one at a time to paint. He worked in his backyard which is a “conservation garden” watered by water collected in coffee cans from sinks in the house. As he was painting outdoors mockingbirds were feeding their young. The yard was active with food being gathered and delivered to the babies.
Anders hates to waste paint so any leftover colors from the boulder project were applied to the “Days of Tomorrow” paint series that was in progress.
Music: Celebrate” by the Dig Brothers. Choreography, filming, editing: Anders Tomlinson. Narration: Marti Krane. ©2021 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

April 23, 2021 – Mission Valley, San Diego, Calidornia 92108. The Multi-purpose stadium opened in 1967 as San Diego Stadium. Over the years its name changed to Jack Murphy Stadium, Qualcomm, SDCCU Stadium and back to San Diego Stadium as demolition began. The upper deck seen here would be gone within 36 hours. Video and editing Anders Tomlinson. Music/sound Denver Clay and Sonic Atomics. ©2021 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

It all started with Anders wanting to find a painting that was completed in 2010. So, on May 1, 2020 he began to go through the paintings one by one. He found the painting. On May 2 he rearranged the stacks. This video focuses on the rearrangement. Music is an excerpt from “Diggins” by the Dirt Brothers. ©2020 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

Expedición colonial a Álamos from anders tomlinson on Vimeo.

nders Tomlinson visited Álamos, Sonora, México December 6 -12, 2019 to film the colonial town center plus a couple of photo runs up into the Sierra de Álamos foothills. He was assisted by Jose Antonio Figueroa Carrasco, Manuel “Chacho” Valdez, Rámon Sereno Valdez Nuzum, Luis Angel Cubedo Garcia, Sharon Bernard Harrison, Rigoberto Grajeda Grajeda, Diane and Jeannie Carpenter and all the staff at Casa Serena Vista. This is a scene featuring the film crew in action. The music is the Dig Brothers’ song in progress – “Big Fun.” Editing: Anders Tomlinson. ©2020 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

It is mid-December 2019 in Álamos, Sonora, México. Figueroa Fica is busy photographing some of his wonderful sculptures at Casa It is mid-December 2019 in Álamos, Sonora, México. Figueroa Fica is busy photographing some of his wonderful sculptures at Casa Serena Vista overlooking the Plaza Armas and the three belfry Bishop Reyes Cathedral – Parroquia de la Purisma. He is also seen gathering clay he turns into art supplies. Photography of art is by Figueroa Fica. Video of the artist on his ranch is by Humberto Enríquez. All other imagery and video editing is Anders Tomlinson. Music is excerpts from “Orchestral” by the Dig Brothers. ©2021 Figueroa Fica and Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.

Goslings on parade swimming, resting and eating at Harriman Springs Resort and Marina
in Rocky Point, Klamath County, Oregon. Video and editing by Anders Tomlinson.
Music is “Rolling Spirits Land” by the Dig Brothers under the musical direction of
Denver Clay. ©2018 Anders Tomlinson and Denver Clay, all rights reserved.
Special thanks to Harriman Springs Resort and Marina for their assistance.

The Allied Garden’s evolution, 36 species of relocated/transplanted cactus – succulents,
and a geranium, are seen growing together a year later. This cactus-succulent village,
refugees from three continents, overlooks an asphalt river and its flow of human primates
inside their widely decorated four wheeled capsules. 2015 was a year of strange
San Diego weather: minutes, hours, days and months. The one constant was heat.
The garden grew on its own under the large podocarpus tree that supplied perennial
ground cover through drought and monsoons. To see garden’s first year visit Allied Gardens

This video is a work in progress of time-lapse test/studies of Peruvian Apple Cactus flowers opening at night in zipcode 92123. This cactus was a cutting from the largest cactus in Anders’s urban water-smart succulent backyard garden. These studies are preparations for when the larger cactus begins to bloom which has more room around it and is away from a neighbor’s fence. The larger cactus will also allow more lights to be brought in.
Music is a rough-cut from ‘Testify” in progress by the Dig Brothers with a guest harmonica track by Steve Piccus. ©2020 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved

Bees were involved with a couple of cactus flowers on the morning of August 19, 2020 in Serra Mesa, CA 92123. They were videotaped with a Panasonic Ag-Cx 350. The garden shadows were videotaped with GoPros during the month of September. Music is from “In the Moment” by the Dig Brothers featuring Denver Clay. ©2020 Anders Tomlinson, all rights reserved.
To see more of Anders’ garden visit 8611 – Water Smart

This features black & white film documenting Anders’ first visit to Álamos, Sonora, Mexico.
This is where his film Good Morning Álamos, Sonora, Mexico has its beginnings.
The project has grown over the years. To see more visit Álamos, Sonora, Mexico

Topsoil is the extreme upper part of the Earth’s surface, extending downward only 2 – 12
inches. It contains the necessary minerals and nutrients that living things — including
the plants that directly or indirectly support thousands of species — require. The visuals
represent a year, filmed between 2001 and 2008, in the life of the Tule Lake Basin, which
includes Merrill and Malin, Oregon and Tulelake and Newell, California. This is another
Sonic Succulent cultivated and harvested by Denver Clay and Anders Tomlinson, aka the
Dig Brothers. To see more of this remarkable landscape visit Tule Lake. To hear and see more efforts by Anders and Denver
visit SonicAtomics

Februrary 26, 2017: Yoreme Al-Leiya traveled from nearby Navajoa, Sonora for a special performance for the Daughters of the American Revolution who visit the Hacienda de los Santos in Álamos, Sonora, México twice a year. Anders Tomlinson had the privilege of documenting this colorful evening of dance, music, costumes and theatrical lighting. A wonderful time was had by all.

Music and images art one in the same to some people including Anders. Imagery includes
paintings by Anders along with his photos of Techno – Álamos, Sonora, Mexico – Mission
Valley and the Civita project – as well as Allied Gardens’ water smart front yard. Music
is grown by the Dig Brothers featuring Denver Clay, music director, and Anders
on drums. To see more of Anders Art visit Galleries

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Whenever Anders is asked who he is, he answers, “I am a direct descendent of the cave painter and drummer, a traveler on the third stone from the sun and a simple soul in a complex world… but aren’t we all?
When asked how he is doing, he responds, “I am at the top of my game.”

Thanks for connecting. Enjoy. Visit again, there is so much to see, hear and contemplate. Each day of wonder manifests new data to explore and entertain. Here, in this evolving world of Anders, change is not only good and necessary – it is everything.

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