Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Yaku Jima, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 56, Tamiami Drift, 2007, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 56, Under Napeague Dunes, 2006, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 41.5, Chatham Spring, 2006, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 41.5, Confetti Tropico, 2009, oil on canvas, 48 x 56
it's like i can reach out and touch the foliage, hear the birds and smell the sunshine...spring will be here soon...see more here and here.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
abstract #9, 2009, vinyl records and cd's, 60x20, abstract #17, 2009, oriente, chop sticks and plastic forks, 60x17, abstract #26, 2009, iris-safety pins, 16x10, abstract #22, 2009, pencils and plastic fasteners, 58x16, abstract #8, 2009, buddha-pennies, 48x12
fun, recycled materials...see more here.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Wonder #1, 2008, Mechanic bird, preserved butterflies, moss balls, artificial and plastic elements, Flower Blob #73, 2006, Painted fiberglass with plastic flowers and novelty birds and fruit and inflatable, 58 x 24 x 24, Flower Blob #72, 2006, Cast aqua resin dyed plastic with plastic flowers and novelty bird and flocked fruit, 25 x 16 x10, Flower Blob #70, 2006, Cast foam dyed plastic with plastic flowers and novelty birds and fruit, 25 x 16 x10, Flower Blob 80, Pigmented fiberglass and resin, plaster artificial flowers and butterflies, 54 x 16 x 22, flower blob #64, 2005, cast foam with plastic and flocking, plastic flowers, plastic balls, flocked bird, 16.5x18x7
fun, bright approachable art with a serious message concerning nature vs man made beauty...see tons more work here.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
With wood grain XXXVI, 2009, graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 22 x 20, With wood grain XLVII, 2009, graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 22 x 20, With wood grain XL, 2009, graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 22 x 20, With wood grain XLIII, 2009, graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 33 x 30, With wood grain L, 2009, graphite, fluid acrylic and ink on yupo, 33 x 30
These pieces follow nine years of painting highly detailed abstract miniatures on raw pine boards. The accumulation of tiny mark making on wood created a raised surface and distinct texture which naturally led to me to make rubbings of the miniature paintings. Later, I began to create more expansive rubbings taken from the deck behind my kitchen. On top of this layer of wood grain pattern, the organic dissemination of painted marks across the surface mutated into a more methodical system of painting and line drawing.see more here.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Phantom Limb, 2007, recycled plastic, Fastforwardfossil part2, detail of oil refinery, recycled plastic, Fastforwardfossil part2, detail of Slater Mill, recycled plastic, detail of McMansion, deforestation, dumpster, recycled plastic, Fastforwardfossil part2, detail of North America, recycled plastic, Fastforwardfossil part2, detail of oil refinery, recycled plastic
lately, i've been really into artists who utilize recycled materials in their work as i've recently noticed how much waste i produce just in the making of my work and i want to do something proactive about it. i love how this artist exploits the beauty of the translucency and malleability of plastic, therefore transforming the material...read about each project and see more here.
Friday, February 19, 2010
In a Mirror, (detail), Lit, 2003, Dispersed Pigment and Polymer on Canvas, 16x20, Jeweler's Eye, 2007, Dispersed Pigment and Polymer on Canvas, 24x20, In a Mirror, 2007, Dispersed Pigment and Polymer on Canvas, 74x66, Red Bench, 2007, Dispersed Pigment and Polymer on Canvas, 36x46
lines, networks, interesting unique forms and color palettes...see more here.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Broken Red Circuit, 2006, acrylic, paper/bamboo, nylon, 98 x 118 x 8, winding from pillar to post, 2009, acrylic, paper, bamboo, nylon, 58x47x8, Untitled, 2008, Bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, 148 X 117 X 20 cm, small triumphs and defeats, 2009, acrylic, paper, bamboo, nylon, 58x47x8, the limbo of uncertain associations, 2009, paper, wood, acrylic, 62x48x8, The Return, 2009, Bamboo, paper, dacron, acrylic, 183 x 173 x 20 cm
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Ruth's Truths, 1993, Acrylic on Canvas, 60x60, Processing Funk and Wonder, 1994, Colored Tape on Wall, 63x63, Navigator, 1993, Acrylic on Canvas, 75x90, Diamond 5, 1991, Acrylic on Canvas, 48x48, Crosby Street Tape Piece, 1995, Colored Tape on Wall, 115x115
bright, clear color...see more here.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
wilderness hike, 2009, egg tempera on panel, 16x16, scheduled maintenance, 2007, egg tempera on panel, 8x10, planned harvest, 2008, egg tempera on panel, 22 diameter, mountain experience services, 2009, egg tempera on panel, 16x20, juan de fuca rennactment, 2009, egg tempera on panel, 40x32
To paint in egg tempera, raw pigment is mixed with egg yolk medium and painted over gesso-covered panels. Forms are slowly built up from opaque blocks of color towards shapes formed by the finest of line work. This process is time consuming and unforgiving; it must be approached with a strict sense of clarity in composition of form and color. It is for these reasons that I choose to work in tempera.i wish i had the patience to work in this medium, i've always loved the creamy texture it provides...see more here.