Oxizion
acrylic and oil on canvas 40.5" h x 33" w
 
 
   
  Hard To Hold
acrylic and oil on canvas 19.5" X 15.75"
   
   
  Crowing Glory -(the end)
acrylic and oil on canvas 19.5" X 15.75"
 
 

The paintings from this series originate from an interest in the alchemical transformation of materials and the processes and forces that control phenomena of the material world.  I use a very specific color palette sampled from a wide variety of natural sources in the landscape/environment and from the flora in particular: reflections from water, festering storm clouds, young fronds, sugar cane, exhausted foliage, flowers, lichens, soil. The colors, which I rigorously match, are blended on-site. The samples are then taken into the studio where I mix larger quantities of these matched colors. The paintings are in some sense a recording or sampling of these physical phenomena in which the created shapes and voids suggest portals and slips in time and space.

 

 
 
   
The End
   
  The End
acrylic and oil on canvas 69" X 52.5"
   
   
  Phantom Vibrations
acrylic and oil on canvas 51" X48"
 
   
   
  The End
acrylic and oil on canvas 16" X 13"
   
   
  The End
acrylic and oil on canvas 16" X 13"
   
   
  The End
acrylic and oil on canvas 16" X 13"