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The Tiger Hunt

The Tiger Hunt

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  48x60".

This painting is the result of my automatic painting process.  I approached the blank canvas with no intention or plan and allowed the brush to flow and modulate along the painting surface suggesting potential structures and compositions within the matrix of arabesque gestural lines.  In the case of this painting I began to see the form of a tiger emerging in the chaotic thicket of lines I had created in the primary phase of the painting process.  I had unconsciously conjured up an abstract version of The Tiger Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens exactly 400 years after the creation of the original artwork. Once I recognized the similarities I began to consciously introduce objective elements of the original Rubens composition like the horse’s tail, the leopard and the spears as well as the fragmented facial features of the cavalryman atop his steed. The element of chance involved in creating works in this improvisational automatic mode is particularly exciting, as it allows me to discover the artwork as I am making it.  I am free of the burden of trying to represent anything concrete.  Within the world of these paintings matter seems to be in a dynamic state of flux and free exchange. Forms merge into one another and share their energy, matter and light.

Neural Net

Neural Net

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  50x100".

Connection Map

Connection Map

2016. Oil on Canvas. 48x108".
 

RE-Animator

RE-Animator

36''x48''. 2013. Oil on Canvas.

Greenery

Greenery

36''x48''. 2013. Oil on Canvas.

Stairways

Stairways

2016.  36x48''. Oil on Canvas.

UnAmerican Spirits

UnAmerican Spirits

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  36x96".

Twisting in Tentacles

Twisting in Tentacles

2015.  24x36''. Oil on Canvas.

Moribund the Mountainside

Moribund the Mountainside

2013. 18''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Sunburst Incantations

Sunburst Incantations

2013. 18''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Venus of Harmaline

Venus of Harmaline

20x20". 2014.  Oil on Canvas.

Huitzilopochtli

Huitzilopochtli

2013. 16''x20'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Flamingo

Flamingo

16x20". Oil on Canvas. 2015

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

16x20". Oil on Canvas. 2015

Childhoods End

Childhoods End

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. Illustration of Karellen from Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhoods End".

B-52

B-52

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper.

March on the Arch

March on the Arch

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper.

Rapturous

Rapturous

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Vaulted Arch

Vaulted Arch

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Slime Bucket Spillings

Slime Bucket Spillings

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Olive Arch

Olive Arch

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Forms of Joy

Forms of Joy

Watercolor. 11x14''. 2014.
 

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Emerald City

Emerald City

2013. 12''x12''.  Acrylic on Paper.

Wild Crowd

Wild Crowd

2013. 12''x12''.  Acrylic on Paper.

Hovering Threat

Hovering Threat

2013. 12''x12''. Acrylic on Paper.

Volcano

Volcano

2012. 16''x20'' Oil on canvas. 

Sunbathed

Sunbathed

2013. 14''x17'' Acrylic on canvas. Private Collection, Taiwan.

Peaks

Peaks

2013. 12''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas. 

Line 3

Line 3

2012. 12''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Line 2

Line 2

2012. 10''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Line 1

Line 1

2012. 12''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Katana Battle

Katana Battle

2013. 8''x24''.  Pen on Paper.

The Tiger Hunt

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  48x60".

This painting is the result of my automatic painting process.  I approached the blank canvas with no intention or plan and allowed the brush to flow and modulate along the painting surface suggesting potential structures and compositions within the matrix of arabesque gestural lines.  In the case of this painting I began to see the form of a tiger emerging in the chaotic thicket of lines I had created in the primary phase of the painting process.  I had unconsciously conjured up an abstract version of The Tiger Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens exactly 400 years after the creation of the original artwork. Once I recognized the similarities I began to consciously introduce objective elements of the original Rubens composition like the horse’s tail, the leopard and the spears as well as the fragmented facial features of the cavalryman atop his steed. The element of chance involved in creating works in this improvisational automatic mode is particularly exciting, as it allows me to discover the artwork as I am making it.  I am free of the burden of trying to represent anything concrete.  Within the world of these paintings matter seems to be in a dynamic state of flux and free exchange. Forms merge into one another and share their energy, matter and light.

Neural Net

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  50x100".

Connection Map

2016. Oil on Canvas. 48x108".
 

RE-Animator

36''x48''. 2013. Oil on Canvas.

Greenery

36''x48''. 2013. Oil on Canvas.

Stairways

2016.  36x48''. Oil on Canvas.

UnAmerican Spirits

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  36x96".

Twisting in Tentacles

2015.  24x36''. Oil on Canvas.

Moribund the Mountainside

2013. 18''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Sunburst Incantations

2013. 18''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Venus of Harmaline

20x20". 2014.  Oil on Canvas.

Huitzilopochtli

2013. 16''x20'' Acrylic on Canvas.

Flamingo

16x20". Oil on Canvas. 2015

Joshua Tree

16x20". Oil on Canvas. 2015

Childhoods End

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. Illustration of Karellen from Arthur C. Clarke's "Childhoods End".

B-52

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper.

March on the Arch

2013. 19''x24'' Pen on paper.

Rapturous

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Vaulted Arch

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Slime Bucket Spillings

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Olive Arch

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Forms of Joy

Watercolor. 11x14''. 2014.
 

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

2012. 19''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Emerald City

2013. 12''x12''.  Acrylic on Paper.

Wild Crowd

2013. 12''x12''.  Acrylic on Paper.

Hovering Threat

2013. 12''x12''. Acrylic on Paper.

Volcano

2012. 16''x20'' Oil on canvas. 

Sunbathed

2013. 14''x17'' Acrylic on canvas. Private Collection, Taiwan.

Peaks

2013. 12''x24'' Acrylic on Canvas. 

Line 3

2012. 12''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Line 2

2012. 10''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Line 1

2012. 12''x24'' Pen on paper. 

Katana Battle

2013. 8''x24''.  Pen on Paper.

The Tiger Hunt
Neural Net
Connection Map
RE-Animator
Greenery
Stairways
UnAmerican Spirits
Twisting in Tentacles
Moribund the Mountainside
Sunburst Incantations
Venus of Harmaline
Huitzilopochtli
Flamingo
Joshua Tree
Childhoods End
B-52
March on the Arch
Rapturous
Vaulted Arch
Slime Bucket Spillings
Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock
Olive Arch
Forms of Joy
Infrared Kachina Megaliths
Emerald City
Wild Crowd
Hovering Threat
Volcano
Sunbathed
Peaks
Line 3
Line 2
Line 1
Katana Battle