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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.

Battle of Vosges

Battle of Vosges

2017.  Oil on Canvas.  30x40"

Tenochtitlan

Tenochtitlan

2017.  Oil on Canvas.  30x40"

Contemporary Cruxifictionscape on Pontius Autopilate

Contemporary Cruxifictionscape on Pontius Autopilate

2017.  Oil on Five Canvases.  60x102"

Neural Net

Neural Net

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  50x100"

Connection Map

Connection Map

2016. Oil on Canvas. 48x108".
 

RE-Animator

RE-Animator

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

Greenery

Greenery

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

Stairways

Stairways

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

UnAmerican Spirits

UnAmerican Spirits

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  36x96"

 

Venus of Harmaline

Venus of Harmaline

2014.  Oil on Canvas.  20x20"

Moribund the Mountainside

Moribund the Mountainside

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Sunburst Incantations

Sunburst Incantations

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Twisting in Tentacles

Twisting in Tentacles

2015.  24x36''. Oil on Canvas.

Huitzilopochtli

Huitzilopochtli

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Flamingo

Flamingo

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Childhoods End

Childhoods End

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

B-52

B-52

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

March on the Arch

March on the Arch

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

Slime Bucket Spillings

Slime Bucket Spillings

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Olive Arch

Olive Arch

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Vaulted Arch

Vaulted Arch

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

 

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Rapturous

Rapturous

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Emerald City

Emerald City

2013.  Acrylic on Paper.  12''x12''. 

Forms of Joy

Forms of Joy

2014.  Watercolor.  11x14''

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.

Battle of Vosges

2017.  Oil on Canvas.  30x40"

Tenochtitlan

2017.  Oil on Canvas.  30x40"

Contemporary Cruxifictionscape on Pontius Autopilate

2017.  Oil on Five Canvases.  60x102"

Neural Net

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  50x100"

Connection Map

2016. Oil on Canvas. 48x108".
 

RE-Animator

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

Greenery

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

Stairways

2013. Oil on Canvas.  36''x48''

UnAmerican Spirits

2016.  Oil on Canvas.  36x96"

 

Venus of Harmaline

2014.  Oil on Canvas.  20x20"

Moribund the Mountainside

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Sunburst Incantations

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Twisting in Tentacles

2015.  24x36''. Oil on Canvas.

Huitzilopochtli

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Flamingo

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Joshua Tree

2013.  Acrylic on Canvas.  18''x24''

Childhoods End

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

B-52

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

March on the Arch

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

Slime Bucket Spillings

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Olive Arch

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Vaulted Arch

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

 

Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Rapturous

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Infrared Kachina Megaliths

2012. Pen on paper.  19''x24''

Emerald City

2013.  Acrylic on Paper.  12''x12''. 

Forms of Joy

2014.  Watercolor.  11x14''

The Tiger Hunt
Battle of Vosges
Tenochtitlan
Contemporary Cruxifictionscape on Pontius Autopilate
Neural Net
Connection Map
RE-Animator
Greenery
Stairways
UnAmerican Spirits
Venus of Harmaline
Moribund the Mountainside
Sunburst Incantations
Twisting in Tentacles
Huitzilopochtli
Flamingo
Joshua Tree
Childhoods End
B-52
March on the Arch
Slime Bucket Spillings
Olive Arch
Vaulted Arch
Crabs Wiggleworm the Ham Hock
Rapturous
Infrared Kachina Megaliths
Emerald City
Forms of Joy