Work > Archived Paintings, 2014

In this work I am exploring themes about the tension between domesticity and wildness. This subject evolved out of my interest in several abandoned houses I have spotted along country roads in my home state of Virginia, where I had a studio in an old garage.

I was curious about all of the places where the tidiness of our lives comes undone. I was looking to the landscape for metaphor though and drawing my forms from these two or three abandoned houses that were rotting on the side of the road. I returned to the site of these buildings then would paint the forms I could remember. Most of the building's structures were being slowly reclaimed by the lush, regional foliage.

The disintegrating buildings were engulfed in the unrestrained vines and were slowly subsumed. This collision of two discrete worlds, the manufactured and the natural, is the source imagery for this series of abstract paintings. I hoped to express a sense of place as being indeterminate and in constant flux.

Work from this collection resulted in two solo shows:
Being In Love at The Garage, Charlottesville, VA 2014
What Is This Place Radio IQ/WVTF Gallery, Charlottesville, VA 2014

The Painting, Neon Slumbers is also featured on this book by Routledge Press. See link amzn.to/2p8ZYHU

Little Elysium
oil & acrylic on canvas
private collection
2014
Taliesin
oil, acrylic, & gold spray paint on canvas
private collection
2014
Where The Self Resides
oil & acrylic on canvas
48x46 inches
2014
$800
Neon Slumbers
Oil & acrylic on canvas
private collection
2014
Frank Stella Sex Dream
acrylic & oil, canvas
48x46 inches
2013
$800
Fuchsia Speaks the Heart Mind
acrylic & oil, canvas
46x48
2014
$800
Where We End Up, Always
oil & acrylic on canvas
48x62 inches
2014
$1200
Summertime
oil on canvas
private collection
2013
The Garden
oil & acrylic on canvas
60x36 inches
2014
$975
oil on canvas.
oil on canvas
60x36 inches
2013
$975
Oil & acrylic on canvas. Abstract Art.
oil & acrylic on canvas
48x62 inches
2013
$1200
Acrylic, oil, and sharpie on canvas.
acrylic, oil, and sharpie on canvas
18x24 inches
2013
$250
The Thin Green Line
acrylic & oil, canvas
46x46
2013
$600
oil & acrylic on canvas
oil & acrylic on canvas
2013
$500
oil & acrylic on canvas
oil & acrylic on canvas
12x24 inches
2013
$300
Sandworm
oil & acrylic on canvas
20x16 inches
2014
$300
oil, acrylic, sharpie on canvas with paper cut out
oil, acrylic, sharpie on canvas with paper cut out
18x24 inches
2013
$275
Hey Girl.
acrylic, oil & glitter on canvas
private collection
2013