I'm very excited to share the results of a visit to my studio by the talented Ben Berry of Mountain Craft Productions. Ben has provided me with a stunning video portraying a look at my process and and inspiration.
He's also provided a glimpse into my studio with these incredible photographs.
Happy to share the 3rd in my series of classical runners, Peerless Leonidas, sprinter of Rhodes. You can find the 2 previous entries here and here.
Peerless Leonidas, sprinter of Rhodes, latex paint on canvas, 30" x 48", 2014
Very proud to announce that my recent work "Drawing 264" was chosen as an Editors Pick for the Minted X Domino Art Print Challenge! The challenge was a collaboration between online design marketplace minted and lifestyle magazine domino. Minted asked the over 2,000 contributors to submit fresh, modern designs.
Drawing 264, pastel on paper, 11" x 14", 2014
You can see the piece here! Minted is offering the print on acid and lignin-free paper, deluxe pigment print with a variety of frames to test out!
My ongoing "Quirks of Inspiration" series (previous posts here & here) aims to feature one of my recent pieces and note the (usually unintentional) connections to a famous work that I greatly admire. Below is another example: 2013 latex figure painting Capaneus scaling the Theban walls. I set out to capture the posture of a figure pulling itself up. The title came afterward - referencing the character from Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes.
Capaneus scaling the Theban walls, latex paint on canvas, 47" x 25" (diptych), 2013, private collection, West Bloomfield, MI
Once the painting was done, I noted the position of the arms, the tilt of the head and torso. It struck me that the placement of these features was similar in spirit to the ones in Egon Schiele's self portrait as St. Sebastian.
Egon Schiele, Self Portrait as St. Sebastian, pencil on paper, 12.7" x 19", 1914
I've always loved this drawing and the similar painting Schiele made for a Galerie Arnot exhibition in 1915. Its easy to see how they could make such a lasting impression on my work.
Egon Schiele, Self Portrait as St. Sebastian (poster), gouache, black crayon and ink on cardboard, 19.6" x 26", 1915