THE LATEST

IN EXHIBITION

ALL ABSTRACT • AT 311 GALLERY • MARCH 5 – 31, 2021

So pleased to have my piece “Milenberg Joys” selected for inclusion in the “LUMINOSITY” live exhibition at the 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. There is some truly stunning work in the show and I am honored to appear alongside such talent. The exhibit is now open to the public, so if you’re in the area, please check it out.

WORK

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SERIES: THE 5 ELEMENTS

Continuing to delve into ancient belief structures, I am exploring the Chinese 5 Element Theory in these 5 canvases. Each element traditionally carries a color association, an animal representative, a series of qualities, and interrelated relationships between them. METAL is white and is fostered by EARTH and overcomes WOOD. FIRE is red and is fostered by WOOD and overcomes METAL. WOOD is green and is fostered by WATER and overcomes EARTH. WATER is black and is fostered by METAL and overcomes FIRE. EARTH is yellow and is fostered by FIRE and overcomes WATER. I am fascinated by both the intricacies of these ancient belief structures and their ultimate impermanence. Check out my musical mindset for these paintings… Turn up the soul-stirring beauty and balance of Tan Dun, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra performing “Song of Peace.”

Fire

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Earth

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Metal

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Wood

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Water

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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OTHER WORK

THE OLMEC SUPERNATURALS

The Olmecs were the earliest known major Mesoamerican civilization. Known through artifacts for their rich visual tradition, the culture was textured and sophisticated. Yet, we are only guessing at many aspects of their existence. I am exploring their main deities through a series of six canvases. The Olmec religion captures the essence of the ephemeral nature of belief. I am fascinated by the intricacies of these ancient belief structures and their ultimate impermanence. I feel we can learn so much about our current era through the relative irrelevance of what came before. Formerly sacred, defining beliefs are not even known in the face of seismic societal and cultural changes. We are experiencing those seismic shifts in our own time and are dealing with change in our own time, causing our society to question what we held sacred before. For a glimpse of my musical mindset for this series, turn up Mexican composer Carlos Chavez’s orchestration of the Dietrich Buxtehude piece “Chacona.”

The Maize Deity (God II)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
20″ x 24″

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The Banded-Eye God (God IV)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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The Shark Monster (God VI)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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The Feathered Serpent (God V)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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The Were-Jaguar (God III)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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The Dragon (God I)

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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THE OSIRIS CYCLE

The Osiris mythos were a defining set of stories for ancient Egyptian belief. Shot through with themes of jealousy, murder, resurrection and birth, they encompass so much of the human experience but set it in the divine. I wanted to capture this story through a series of abstract canvases to explore that connection between human and divine qualities and experience and the strength of belief and its ephemeral nature. For my musical mindset… Turn up the stunning young Egyptian phenom, Tamino and his haunting “Habibi.”

01. Set’s Betrayal Of Osiris

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

Exhibition Entry • Not For Sale

02. The Death Of Osiris

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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03. Resurrected By Isis

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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04. Isis and Osiris Conceive A Child

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

Exhibition Entry • Not For Sale

05. The Birth Of Horus

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

Exhibition Entry • Not For Sale


SINGLES

These are the individual paintings that come straight from my id, not a part of a larger series. These are a ton of fun and keep the creative spark burning bright. For a sense of my general musical mindset for these, listen up to Quincy Jones and crew on Manteca.

He Dances, Draped And New

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
20″ x 24″

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London After Midnight

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Milenberg Joys

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Just Stay With Me

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

SOLD


Andromeda, The Chained Maiden

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Jimmy’s Lament

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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The Past Is Not Dead

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Puttin’ On The Ritz

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Lay Me Back Like An Empty Dress

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
16″ x 20″

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SERIES: LUST FOR LIFE

I’m attempting to express the energy of creation itself with these canvases. In an era of pandemic and crisis, the urge to creativity is a sustaining force, bringing color and life where there is none. Bold, striking shapes knife through color fields, expressing that bright impetus with a strong sense of verve, movement, and tension. Check out my musical mindset for these paintings… Turn up the amazing tension and release of Talk Talk’s inimitable “Desire.”

Lust for Life 337

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

Currently In Exhibition • “LUMINOSITY” • Cape Cod Cultural Center • View Exhibition Collection


Lust for Life 837

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Lust for Life 492

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Lust for Life 394

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Lust for Life 530

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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SERIES: RE-ENTRY

For this series, I was all about exuberant play. Working with some of the visual themes explored in the Timbre series, I sought to embody an even greater sense of freedom and action here. That playful energy comes through in these shimmering, expressive canvases. For a listen to my musical mindset for these paintings, turn up the Rival Consoles remix of the Neil Cowley Trio doing, “Weightless.”

Re-Entry 732

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Re-Entry 162

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

SOLD


Re-Entry 886

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Re-Entry 949

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Re-Entry 796

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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Re-Entry 538

Acrylic, Graphite, Spray Paint, Crayon, and Household on Canvas
18″ x 24″

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SERIES: BONDS

For this ongoing series, I am exploring human connection through figure / ground relationships. A swirling, varied background field of color is punctuated by raw graphite lines. Atop those elements, shapes dance in an interplay of color and position. The positive / negative relationships between those shapes and their interaction with the painting’s background are an exploration of the shifting, often impermanent nature of human bonds. For a listen to my musical mindset for this work, give a listen to Jambinai’s stunning composition, “Time of Extinction.”

Bonds 552

Acrylic, Graphite, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Bonds 861

Acrylic, Graphite, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Bonds 286

Acrylic, Graphite, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Bonds 658

Acrylic, Graphite, and Household on Canvas
30″ x 30″

SOLD


SERIES: TIMBRE

For this ongoing series, I am charting new territory. It explores identity through improvisation. It’s an attempt to express the ID, the primal creative sense, blending form, color, contrast and movement to reveal the intangible. For a listen to my musical mindset for this work, turn up Steven Wilson’s genius improv turn in “No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun.”

Timbre 151

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 812

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 331

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 548

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 900

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 711

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 929

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Timbre 892

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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SERIES: ALPHANUMERIC: SEMIOSIS

For this series, I further explored the themes touched upon in the “Alphanumeric” canvases. Themes of bringing together the designer and the artist in me… The dichotomy of my two creative sides, in unity and the third layer of meaning and energy that unity brings. It’s an embodiment of the idea of “SEMIOSIS,” the process of imbuing language with meaning. The interplay of the letterforms with the deep space of color, movement and shape drives this concept home. For a listen to my musical mindset for this work, turn up the sounds of the great Thomas Fonnesbaek and Justin Kauflin colab on the very apropos “Semiosis.”

Alphanumeric: Semiosis 58Y

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

SOLD


Alphanumeric: Semiosis 75R

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric: Semiosis 73S4

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric: Semiosis QG

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric: Semiosis C29

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric: Semiosis 4HE

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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SERIES: ALPHANUMERIC

This series unites the two sides of my artistic heart — the fine artist and the designer. A grid of color and line define the compositions, suggesting landscapes or architectural shapes. That grid is both broken and underscored by gestural flourish, building texture and emotion. Hand-painted characters suggest additional meaning. For a peek at my musical mindset for this work, turn up the legendary Redman, Mehldau, McBride and Blade colab on “Right Back Round Again.”

Alphanumeric 9

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric E4

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

SOLD


Alphanumeric 6B7

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric 2

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

SOLD


Alphanumeric P3J

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric N3

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric 4X

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric 5

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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Alphanumeric 8

Acrylic, Graphite, Household, and Crayon on Canvas
30″ x 30″

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