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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The Peruvian Apple cactus was loaded with flowers coming and going. This cactus, which is never watered, was a pre-dawn bee’s favorite for several days. Every night for eleven days new flowers, as many as twelve, opened up and by midmorning they had closed. Even the hummingbirds, in their infinite wisdom, took notice.
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

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

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
To be with the Dig Brothers and SonicAtomics visit Lava Songs

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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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