The fallen Hector, latex paint on canvas, 55 x 43, private collection, New York, NY
The Trojan hero Hector falls three times in Homer's The Iliad - first while dueling with the Greek hero Ajax, then upon meeting Ajax a second time who strikes him with a large stone, and lastly during his fatal battle with a raging Achilles. His determination to defend Troy, and dedication to duty are a constant, making him a sympathetic figure for the ages. That effort is on display in this painting as the figure struggles to rise up from the dust of the battlefield.
A hermit lecturing to the wilderness, latex paint and graphite on canvas, 43 x 55, private collection, Woodland Hills, CA
Crouching and animated, this figure proclaims his philosophies to an empty wilderness, no less passionately than if surrounded by followers.