Relax Massage Therapy on Greenwich Street in the West Village, New York, is owned by a friend of mine. Seasonally I do signs for his street level storefront windows. Modest and fitting frames he’s used in the past, this is the first time I’ve added dimensionality to the surface. I’ve been doing dimensional pieces recently […]
Jack, a childhood friend, was in town and confirmed in the morning that he’d be stopping by that afternoon. It’d been the longest time since we’d said hello in person. His life has mostly been shared to my eyes through social media. I had an urge to do a piece for him with him as […]
I needed to do a piece and used what I had in the studio. The laminate is leftover from a holiday project, and the beads were newly gifted to me. I had the large gems but never used them in a project. This was done in two days. A Christmas gift finished on Christmas Day. […]
This is a thank you and housewarming gift rolled into one. My friend Patrick commissioned me to do this gift for Dana and Kevin. Dana was NYC based for years. That’s where I met her and where she worked with Patrick. Today she and Kevin have a new home in Florida. That’s the housewarming part. […]
This piece is all about life. The green sprout rising, youth, words: “Earth Springs. We Witness. We Spring in Kind.” And more. Attached to it’s chain is an apple, which is where it is signed and dated. Most definitely a life affirming piece. Earth Springs 2002 Acrylics and mixed medium on window sash, chain with dangling […]
Painted on the reflective interior of a take-home bag from Masala Times, a favorite restaurant on my block in NYC, this piece almost didn’t happen. The bag hit me as possible canvas — it had a large clean and shiny surface when opened. From disposable to opportunity. It was either going into the garbage or becoming […]
I had the good fortune of sharing time with Linda and both her champs. This commissioned portrait of Rocky and Coco began with an initial at home on-premise photo session and then a second on-premise shoot. After that, and choosing selects, I painted the piece. It took roughly two months to complete. Timing was significant, […]
Dominic and Jorge have lived in my building since before I moved in. I had the urge to do this for them in the few days leading up to Pride Sunday in NYC this year. It’s painted on a poly sheet I’d used experimentally in a portrait I’d recently done… and thus it’s shape. Roughly […]
A friend commissioned me to make this green and white striped stick as a gift to give a childhood friend of Lucy who was the inspiration for the original Daffodil Stick. With this connection in mind I included daffodils to represent Lucy. And lucky horseshoes to represent her gift receiving friend.
TREE FORM is a piece I painted on repurposed canvas – reflective foam board – that I found left over from a photo shoot one afternoon near my studio. Smooth on the reflective side, solid, and lightweight. Two came back to my studio with me. This piece is painted on one of them. TREE FORM […]
It started with leftover materials from a project, poly-carbonate sheet, a layered laminate. One of the properties of this material is that it is scissor friendly and can be shaped organically and hold it’s own body. I did a bunch and then some more. Added a magnet to the back each. Spirited, joyous, freely shaped, […]
Here is she is. She Lady. Strength of being, primitive and regal, precious and raw. Earthbound. Female. A testament to life now and forward, She Lady bedazzles with luscious freshness. She is here, dimensional in her surface. Light knows she’s there. She is it’s reflection. She Lady is eternal. SHE LADY 10.5″ x 13″, […]
From barn to manor. I call them 1″ wonders. I had never seen these sticks in their raw form but knew instantly that I wanted to paint them. I discovered them on a summer driving trip with my friend Gino. They were stacked and dusty in the corner of a barn with, I was told, […]
I have a long history of painting things. Often my favorite things to paint have great bone structure but are under appreciated, ready for second lives. Tobacco sticks personify this potential. Solid, evocative, architectural. Marvelously tactile, slender, weighty. Once farm tools, now repurposed as enchanting canvas. Scepter or staff? Or accent mark to a lucky […]
I had a bead store around the corner from my apartment. Who has that? It was on Christopher and as a break from writing I would walk over and get inspired. It was a long writing project and I made many of these bead and wire curiosities. Sprites, they are.