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Narrative.

Marrying my interest in Minimalism, and Literalism, NARRATIVE uses hand-painted words to create a form in an expanded field of imagery. 

The oil is applied in my handwriting, or stenciled. Variance of stroke, pressure, speed, material, surface, color and size collide to arrive at a unitary character. 

This reflects my own confessional and personal interpretation of the words. There is no hierarchy or focal point, just repetition and rhythm.  The physicality of each jumble alludes to the emotion and the energy that the literal readings convey. 

The overlapping words may beg deciphering, but cryptography is not the goal.  Just as notes appear to dance on the staff line, the words make a statement beyond their literal meaning.  The kinetic energy of the handwritten word, taking a corporeal shape and status, conjures a new interpretation.

 

As my Narrative series of work evolved, a variation of paintings that are starkly readable emerged. Instead of purposefully illegible words, the prose takes a bold stance addressing the human condition, and social issues. The viewer is almost forced to read the words, as they are so pronounced within these paintings.

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"The Creative Act"

Oil on Canvas

21'' X 23''

$3600.​

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"O'Muse"

Oil on Paper

22'' X 28''

$1800.

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"Greatest Project of All"

Oil on Canvas

60'' X 48''

SOLD

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"Unimaginable"
Mixed Media
24'' X 36''
$8000.

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"Seeking"

Oil on Canvas

36.5'' X 28.5''

SOLD

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"Art Elevates Life"
Oil on Paper
18'' X 24''

Frame 26'' X33''
$1900.

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"Art Elevates Life"
Oil on Paper
18'' X 24''

Frame 26'' X33''
$1900.

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"Life That is Waiting"

Oil on Canvas

56'' X 44''

SOLD

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"Believe in Your Fucking Self"

Oil on Canvas

35'' X 23''

SOLD

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"Ode to Elijah Cummings"
Oil on Canvas
25'' X 16.25''

SOLD

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VIRUS
Mixed Media on Mat Board
background: partial list of Covid deaths from NYTimes
18'' X 20''
$1500.

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"Eaten Up by Nothing"
Oil on Canvas
48'' X 42''

SOLD

Black&White.

The B&W paintings in borrow from the aesthetic of my work in a previous life as a commercial art director and graphic designer. I’m inspired by the simplicity of gestural drawings, graphic forms and minimalism.

The application of rich blacks and bright whites create stark contrast works that make a bold statement.  Measured use of positive and negative space gives the painting a compositional balance that is provocative. 

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"Bra"
Oil on Canvas
29'' X 16.25''

SOLD

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"Evening Cocktails"
Oil on Canvas
60'' X 48''
 

$9600.

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"Hello"
Oil on Paper
24'' X 18''
$1500

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''Sunday Brunch"
Oil on Canvas
46'' X 28.75''
$5500

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