Welcome to the art of Keith Klingonsmith ~
I have always been an artist as far back as I can remember. I studied art all through high school and junior college until the Army drafted me in 1972. While in the Army, I did art work for our battalion and for our base commander, Col. Parker, great-grandson of Comanche Chief Quannah Parker. After returning from the military, I completed my Associated Arts Degree and transferred to California State University Fullerton where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Art.
Over the years, I’ve worked in a variety of media. I began with pencil and watercolor,, then progressed through acrylics, inks, enamels and oils. I’ve carved, tooled and painted leather art goods, airbrushed art on vans and motorcycles, worked in ceramics, and carved and cast rings in silver and gold.
Since my first art show at the age of 15, I’ve been selling my artwork. I was a partner in a leather art business and also, in the Genesis Art Gallery in Pomona. I did freelance work for such companies and organizations as Vons, Peterson Publications and the Mormon Church. For 10 years, I had my own screen-printing and airbrushing business.
In 2003, I retired from my day job so that I’d be able to have more time to create artwork for myself. My paintings, most recently, deal with ancient civilizations and belief systems with the phenomena of UFO’s and their inter-connection throughout history. My work is created to stimulate the viewer’s imagination and curiosity, while communicating my ideas and concepts of specific times and places of our many civilizations.
- RECENT WORK -
Tooled leather with acrylic and oils.
Why do we need the Inland Empire Museum of Art?
Theme of my work: A study of the God’s
In the past few centuries, archeologists have excavated many ancient cities in the Middle East. They have found libraries containing thousands of cuneiform tablets, many of which have been translated in the last 30 years. These tablets give humanity a more accurate history of our planet, and how it was settled by the Annunaki from Nibiru. Annunaki in Sumerian means "those who came from the heavens"
These beings called themselves "God's", bringing knowledge of science, medicine and many other aspects of civilization. They came looking for gold and resources. Their physiology geared to their planet Niburu, not Earth. Niburu orbits our Sun every 3,600 of our years, which equals one of their years, thus making them seem to be immortal. These being mingled their DNA with primal beings already here to create the "Adamu", the homosapien "earthlings" who would be their workers and servants. It is this evidence of beings from across the cosmos visiting our planet that is the focus of this body of work.