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Group Five

“Group Five”
2019
11″x14″ (Each)
Oil on canvas

This is a purely formal, non-objective series. I wanted to create a family of pieces that simply explored the joy of paint, shape, and color, and who all shared the same set of governing rules.

Temper

“Temper”
2019
11″x14″
Oil on board.

The subject matter of this piece evolved a great deal over time. It began as a kinetic abstract piece, and eventually evolved into its present iteration, a depiction of an aggressive dog. The style of the animal’s depiction changed a lot as well, beginning in a loose expressionist style, and finally settling on this very hard-edged, graphic approach to the image.

Cicero

“Cicero”
2019
9″x12″
Acrylic, gel plate image transfer monoprints, and oil on paper

This is part of a series of explorations with gel plate image transfer monoprints made from found printed material, which are then combined with oil paint.

Octavia

“Octavia”
2019
9″x12″
Acrylic, gel plate image transfer monoprints, pencil, china marker, watercolor, and oil on paper

This is another piece in a series of explorations with gel plate image transfer monoprints made from found printed material, which are then combined with mixed media tools.

Ice Age

“Ice Age”
2019
9″x12″
Acetone image transfer, pencil, watercolor, and collage on paper

This is part of a series of explorations with acetone image transfers, combined with gentle drawing and collage elements. This was made for a winter-themed group exhibition in early 2019, and conceptually combines imagery dealing with sound and the winter.

Allegiance

“Allegiance”
2014
48″x60″
Oil on canvas

This is a piece made while thinking about the wars and violence in the Middle East. The top portion of the painting borrows shapes and patterns from United States currency, and the bottom half of the landscape borrows forms from Islamic architecture.

4141

“4141”
2010
10″x14″ (Each)
Acrylic and collage/relief on canvas

4,141 was the number of US military casualties in the war in Iraq at the time that this piece was made. That numerical figure, along with the number that precedes, and the number that succeeds it, can be seen in relief on the dark canvas panel. On the right panel, inside the red stripes, is hidden the names of various military contractors working for the United States military. This piece is about what lies behind the surface, or what is hiding in plain sight.