HIGH CONCEPT

The creative process often takes … time.  Over the course of the days before you begin build a piece of art, a story often emerges.  What was the inspiration? what meaning does it hold for the creator? What meaning might it hold for the viewer?  May be cerebral, may be whimsical.  Each of the pieces of art in this gallery, have a story.  Eventually, I will share them in my blog.  For now, enjoy the visual effects.

PAINTINGS

Painting is so … immediate.  I love the fact that I can evolve the result with such a quick feedback loop.

As you can see below, the current paintings are all hearts.  Yes, there is a reason for that.  Frames are all handmade and the “canvas” is tarpaper … yes, the stuff used for roofing.

FIGURATIVE

The figurative art included here are my first 2D shapes I started with (vs. the 3D flowers).  It provided me with a canvas of sorts to learn how to use paints and patinas.

All are 16 or 14 gauge sheet steel, wall hangings and sealed for outdoor display.  And yes, some of these are derived from Matisse’s “cutouts.” I wanted to start with something that worked (it was a learning period!).