Monday, September 28, 2009

Drawings from the Equinox

This most recent work, 'Drawings from the Equinox', has brought me back, for the first time since 1989, to the landscape as the primary source material for my imagery. It is, at the same time, the result of a long and on-going attempt to move my work away from the linear-based forms which have characterized my paintings over the years, to a more shape-based form. It has also been a hard fought effort to transition the imagery away from the explicitly autobiographical nature of my previous work toward a more abstract system of meaning... within which I have, at last, become superfluous.
        The attached images are ivory black watercolors on paper from 'Drawings from the Equinox' dated 2009 and are roughly 12"x 18". For more of this work click here.

Monday, August 3, 2009

... from a body of work bridging 'Herd' and 'The Dancing Bear' which, as transitional, was never titled, except as: 'As Yet Untitled'. All work was from the year 2000, was charcoal and oil on canvas, and measured 60"x 48" 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scroll 2007

'Extract from a Scroll'  2005
charcoal & oil on panel

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Coyote and The Dancing Bear

from 'The Dancing Bear' 2002
charcoal & acrylic on canvas, 54"x 46"
for more from 'The Dancing Bear' 
click here

Coyote, 2002-2006

from 'Coyote', 28"x 24", charcoal & acrylic on canvas, 2006

'Coyote' is a body of work of both paintings and drawings, produced between 2002 and early 2006, which used the figurativ
e schemas of childhood as their point of departure. Over the course of the four years 'Coyote' became less figurative and increasingly the work of a younger and younger child... until this particular 'scribble', became the final image of 'Coyote' in January 2006. Click here to view more from this series.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Emperor Pilgrim, 63"x 42", charcoal & oil on canvas, 1995


from 'Herd', 117"x 76", charcoal & acrylic on canvas, 1997

'Herd' was a body of work done between 1996 and 1998 and consisted of paintings and drawings in a variety of sizes and materials. The central idea and image of the work was the bovine figure  (bull, cow, ox, aurochs... it was all the same). Using the schematic drawing style which characterized 'Pilgrim' a few years earlier, 'Herd' was principally a homage to the great paleolithic cave paintings of Europe, but also sought to address the fascination I had at the time of learning that the Hebrew Aleph had thousands of years ago been the hieroglyph of a bull's head in the Phoenician alphabet. And these curious parallels to my mind seemed best represented in the paradigm of a childhood scribble. All the paintings were, specifically, untitled, but collectively have been know as 'Herd'.