Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Decision

"The Decision"
acrylic on birch panel
4.5 x 6.5 inches oval framed to 8.5 x 12 inches approximately
2014 or 347.889.6422

Here's my painting for Gristle Gallery's "Secret World" show.
"The Decision" is a rather personal painting for me; the symbolism of the fox ghost beast having two heads deals with feeling two ways about something or someone; the feeling of being pulled in two directions at once and having to make a decision.  
And sometimes no decision is possible.

I'm honored to have my painting included alongside an incredible lineup of artists' work in this show which also marks the gallery's three year anniversary. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

From Within Us

"From Within Us"
acrylic painted wooden birdhouse
7.5 x 7.25 x 5.5
available HERE

Here's my contribution to Modern Eden's "Home" show; entitled "From Within Us".  The imagery is very personal to me; barn owls depicting aspects of life/death/birth, amongst human skulls and other bones.  One side has a juvenile barn owl, another a baby, and the front is the adult (parents).  

In this world, animals such as these magical owls have outlasted "The Uprights" (humans) who have destroyed each other with their savage wars and the creatures are left to a peaceful existence.

It was a fun challenge painting these wrap-around scenes on a three dimensional object; it was my first time doing so besides a nesting doll set several years ago.  I hope to do more three dimensional objects in the future, and hopefully take it even further to making my creatures three dimensional.....