- I'm excited about some new paintings in the garage.
- A new season brings new colors.
- I like a nice sandwich and some tea around 3 o'clock.
- I am back to using alot more pencils.
Twelve Inch Studies
Life Force Battle
The Twelve Inch Studies is an ongoing painting project devoted to experimentation and playfulness. Its fun to paint on a smaller scale to work out other possibles ideas.
I started this project in Oakland where I lived at the time. I was enjoying the creative vibes and imagined looking at that landscape with creative filter lens, where you can see the energy, intellect, discovery and creativity transmitting through the city,
Perpetual Work on Paper
One of my favorite on-going projects is a collection of work on paper, medium sized pieces that I've been extracting therapy from, for a good seven years. I have finally photographed and put up this collection to present on my site and I'm excited to promote this particular work in the coming year.
Taking my time with the movements as the composition unfolds over time, stronger movements prevail and weaker shapes disappear.
Working on paper meant that I could really experiment and bravely lay down consecutive moments and forms that I am pulling from my head, this enabled me to really flex both my vocabulary of form and palette as well as pushing and pulling the balance of the non representational aspects of the renderings against a montage of collected forms, baked into my visual memory , feeding my hand from the forms of special interest memory bank.
The studio is a giant mood board. A palette itself, every surface is a working surface. Its a place that resonates with it self, as the scrappings on the the floor or palette paint dried up ends up back on the artwork, and pencils that have been laying dormant in the pencil pile, are suddenly used in one epic straight line x on the large paper canvas.
Shapes reveal themselves only when I allow, imagery develops.
Small works on panel, 12'' x 12'', 2004
I made this series after a few trips back to Moscow 2003- 2004. These small works on panel were made with my collected travel ephemera and photography from the experience on being back in the city of my birth.
Most of these pieces are in private collections on both coasts.