I had the most vibrant multi-layered tapestry of a dream the other night and when I tried to describe it to a friend, I found that words were useless. The dream contained the typical visual imagery that dreams grace us with, but this one brought with it swirling dimensions of warmth, texture, taste, scent and symphony. It was one of those dreams from which you never want to awaken, so I painted it to keep it alive. Medium: Charcoal, enamel and acrylic on paper.
Sometimes when I need a break from the pop culture-inspired illustrations I regularly post here, I'll take a day or two and paint something completely different. It's different because I let go (letting go is challenging for me) of control and all expectations of what the painting should look like and allow it to emerge on its own. If that makes sense. I throw paint at it, close my eyes and draw on it, smear it, dance and drink wine in front of it, rotate it all around so the direction is constantly changing and at some point in the process, I stop. These three scans are from the same painting. Title: Rescue.Medium: Enamel, acrylic, charcoal on paper.
I flipped through Vogue and noticed that many of the fashion models resembled impossible insect-like extraterrestrials. Spindly and emaciated, yet otherworldly beautiful, they appeared as though carefully chosen human DNA had been spliced with that of a praying mantis. Medium: Oil on canvas
These paintings were created without intent of outcome and are meant to be viewed multi-dimensionally and from all 4 sides. This is the sort of work I do to balance out the fetid flotsam of celebrity gossip. Medium: oil, ink, stain, clay, enamel, tar on paper.