He is hair and fiber, floral and male, radiant and receiving. Observer in the midst, he is curious, cautious, experiencing. RADIO MAN is one of five pieces created using floral fabrics. The other four are pictured below.
THE HUG embraces connection. Life celebrating luck. It’s painted on glass, both sides. I love this technique as it’s a double shot at creation. Fragile it is, though, which is why I switched to plexi, vinyl, and acetates later on. The Hug has a pyramid, cypress, and two green life forms entwined. In it’s […]
The wide rim of this frame started the piece. To me it was a runway for text. An open blank. WHAT DO MEN NOT HAVE?, 2001, was painted the five days prior to 9/11. The frame came first in the creative process. In the culture of my heritage questions are powerful things, veritably the language of […]
Ginger, one of two dogs on my floor, Bob’s dog, passed away recently from cancer. Sweet disposition and wonderful companion to Bob. Bob’s a walker and I know Ginger did not lack for circulation. I miss her. Did this for Bob. I’ve been doing names on laminate this year. It’s a sturdy surface and here, […]
These are all slender silhouettes. Why? Because I had a great piece of clear vinyl acetate and wanted to make the most of it. The pencil came first. What else could fit in a small strip? A pineapple on a classic column, a smile inducing toothbrush and a test tube showing life. They’re painted using […]
This began with a walk by a lighting store on West Broadway in 2003 and seeing the rounded mirrored plexi element in the window. I had the square canvas and the two seemed a worthy pairing. This piece speaks to life in it’s pronounced dimensionality and many reflective elements. It’s luscious and lively. It’s mirrored […]
Alp is the second offspring of Victoria and Engin. His older brother, Mehmet, got his own named piece as a gift for turning one year old. It’s my way of celebrating their entrance on earth. Smart and loving parents and now a second young son. Inspiring was their holiday card and the four of them […]
ESSENTIAL MAN, 2002, is detail and essence in one. Two depths to this essential man is narratively true. There are two figures in the piece. But the depths to this piece change with light. It has such a rich and deliciously curious surface as to be unlimited in shadows and light capturing. Painted on glass […]
Here is strength of being, primitive and regal, a testament to life. She Lady is bedazzling, planted, fresh. Her surface is dimensional and her essence eternal. SHE LADY 10.5″ x 13″, 2005, acrylics and mixed medium on glass and frame, NYC.
Tied in togetherness, bound in union, the indivisibility of our being is at the center of this piece. UNION floats centered within a fully transparent canvas. It joins human and earth, sky and form. It is a relishable joy to see up close. It’s adorned with a rich dimensional surface including leaves and tiny reflective silver […]
Out of many, one. Undertaking. Anew. These three mottos from the Great Seal of the United States, translated from Latin, and simplified, are incorporated in the triangular eye at the center of this boldly American art piece. In spirit and wish it speaks to the providence of the American cause. E Pluribus Unum uses elements […]
This portrait came to be through the imagination of Nikki whose friends Kathy and Cliff are the lucky companions of Bianca. A Spinone Italiano, Bianca was a pleasure to photograph and a joy to paint. Commissioned with the thought of being a gift given at Thanksgiving, all went perfectly on schedule. In this piece I see […]
Welcome 2021. Welcome, welcome, welcome. In a burst of gratitude to 2021 being right around the bend I did these. I needed to put something down on a surface. And after painting 2021 once I couldn’t resist doing it more so I added three boards to the batch. Four in all. Hope loves company.
It is staff and spring, spirit and conviction, freedom and ability. Exuberant, raw and open. Even the canvas it’s painted on is transparent. LIBERTY 14.5″x 11″, painted using acrylics and mixed medium on glass and frame, 2002, NYC.
America’s vision obscured. This painting speaks to America’s great potential and how poor leadership comes from distorted lenses and blinded principles. Painted in 2005 it unfortunately applies today. Even given all this, I believe America’s DNA is solid and will survive, integrity intact. Principle Obscura 2005 It’s painted using acrylics, adornments, and mixed […]