Monday, January 1, 2018

Sticky Lagoons Show at Practical Art

I have a solo show at Practical Art (5070 N Central Avenue) 7PM-9PM January 5th First Friday.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sticky Lagoon series

These babies have substances that stick to them. I read about bubble dough over the internet and had to try it. For some reason series reminds me of an Esther Williams movie.

The show statement

"The stickiness of these mixed media paintings represents the seemingly irremovable anxiety we sometimes encounter in our lives. In the horror movie “The Stuff” people are zombified by a gooey substance. Life can make us feel that way, like we are no longer in control. The figures in these paintings are located in tranquil lagoons. The lagoons allude to the idea that even if our problems are insurmountable, we still can use mindfulness to picture ourselves in paradise."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ASU West Fletcher Library show

Hung up my art in the ASU West library today. Will be there till December.
The exhibit is called "Pleurants"
Pleurants were mourning figures that decorated tombs in the Middle Ages. I was drawn to them by seeing their sad eyes and frowning lips. In these paintings, the various-sized pleurant figures are cut out and standing next to each other, with tiny sculptures of toothpaste behind them. Toothpaste used to be in metal tubes, but is now packaged in plastic. Religion often changes in a similar manner as to how everyday objects change. The figures are mourning that adjustment.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Pleurant series

My new series are these pleurant figures. I saw a photo of them. They're these beautiful mourning figures. I plan to cut around them. Also like how they're loose.They're going to be a lot about twenty or more of them lined up against a wall.