top The Burden of Our Names

"The Burden of Our Names", 2015, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches (40 x 50 cm).

The child seems calm and unharmed, yet he is voiceless and alone, standing outside the home, excluded from the room we barely glimpse through the window behind him. What is the narrative, the story that he cannot tell?

top The Upper Pasture

"The Upper Pasture", 2015, acrylic on canvas (gallery wrap), 20 inches wide by 16 tall (50 x 40 cm).

A lone figure walks a familiar path up toward sunlit fields and woods. Overhead hot, turbulent clouds build toward sunset, and along the path the late-summer weeds and grass turn yellow in the hazy afternoon light.

This painting is built on recollections of my childhood in rural Alabama during the mid-1960s.

The painting is on triple-primed cotton duck canvas, stretched on standard 3/4" depth stretcher bars, framed in a wood “floater” frame, ready to hang; it is signed and dated both front and back, with title on back.

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top Break of Day

"Break of Day", 2015, acrylic and papier collé on plywood. Multiple layers of paper and paint create rhythms suggesting the light and sounds of a summer morning.

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top Voyeur

"Voyeur", 2015, acrylic and papier collé on plywood, 30 x 40 cm.

Paint amended with plaster dust is layered with cut paper and sanded smooth.

"Voyeur", from the French, one who views or inspects. In its modern interpretation, the word often refers to someone who closely -- even obsessively -- observes the most intimate lives of the people around him, but without a personal connection or emotional engagement.

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top Migratory

"Migratory", 2015, acrylic and paper on plywood, 60 x 70 cm.

Acrylic paint, plaster, and cut paper (newsprint, kraft, tissue, maps) are layered and sanded smooth.

Invisible currents drive streaming forms -- some flame-shaped, some birdlike -- through a turbulent blue skyscape.

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top Someone on the train

"Someone on the train", 2015, acrylic and papier collé on fiberboard, 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm).

Evanescent reflections overlay a rushing landscape to create half-glimpsed images and a sense of open, ambigious space. Paint, paper, and plaster are layered and then selectively scraped away, allowing a succession of transparent rhythms of color and form to build upon one another.

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top No one lives here now

"No one lives here now", 2015, acrylic and papier collé on fiberboard, 12 x 12 inches (30 x 30 cm).

Light and shadow reflect and rebound across half-glimpsed structures and geometric forms distorted as if by time and weather. Paint, paper, and plaster are layered and scraped away, allowing a succession of transparent images to build upon one another.

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top Oracle

"Oracle", acrylic and cut paper with watercolor and conte crayon on plywood, 75 x 60 cm.

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top "Sleep's Candle"

"Sleep's Candle", 2015, acrylic and paper on plywood, 50 x 50 cm.

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top Wren

"Wren", 2015, acrylic and cut-paper collage with plaster on plywood.

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