Works from 2016 to Present In Paint &Paper
Click on the image to learn more about it. All can be viewed as a a slide show to see what I've been cutting into or painting in the recent past and present.
Media Fans the Flames
12 x 13 x 3, Little Fork-Tongued Daemon dramatizes the news in little screens across the land, inflaming passions neither false nor true. Part 1 of 3 P-residential Fodder Series (including "Lethal Murmuration" & "I, of the storm")
12 x 13 x 1, The Warring Circle Frightens with Self-Righteous Might beating the Mendacious Drums of War for the Gods of Glory. Or, simply Fascism on the Rise. Part 2 of 3.
I, of the Storm
Acrylic and Enamel on Canvas & Canvas Paper: In observance of the inauguration of an new type of leader to preside over my country. 12 " x 12" x 3", January 2017, #3 in the P-residental Series
Flight (Forced Migration)
We are all immigrants, migrating in search of the promised land of peace and plenty, of kindness and justice for all. In this mixed media work, the flock flees from the wrath of war. 20 x 30 x 3. This is the first work of many that will explore the instinctual need to migrate, to fly to safety.
Thanksgiving Hymn to the Moon
Watercolor memory to accompany a poem of a midnight moonlit view out my window at my neighbor's pond, Thanksgiving 2015
The impact of Andersen's fairy tale on my life envisioned as a poetic dream, in inescapable blue watercolor and gouache. 14 x 17
Between 12 x 16 x 3
Began, as a cutting meditation due to a remark made about belief in the devil, while I was being filmed (see video page), plays with the expression "between the devil & the deep blue sea." Private Collection.
A Feather on the Breath of God
A watercolor, reviving and learning new techniques, with thoughts of dwarf planets and the existential meditations of Hildegard of Bingham
Makemake and the Dwarf Reds
Using the template for the 1st watercolor, this second planetary exploration follows on the astrological news of new dwarf planets near the demoted Pluto, and other exciting discoveries. 12 x 14
Lord Fishfly Flyingfish
One of the forgotten gods, this Lord presides over flying water creatures, above & below the surface. Acrylic on cut paper 17" x 2 1/2" Circle
Lord of insects of fearful beauty that enchant the world with variety and grace, forgotten in the web of time. Various papers and acrylics on foamboard. 17 x 17 x 3
The Angelfish of the Apocalypse 2012
This work had been left aside, half-done, a silly play on a haunting theme. Sketches began in 2009, and played with in paint and paper for years. And now, we add to the fun of the fable of the end of the world, by the God of St. John, the Revelator. 12 x 16 watercolor
Seeka goes to Ipanema
A tribute to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, with our beautiful blonde belle haloed in a buzz of mosquitos looking luscious on the beach. 12 x 18
The striking red face against the blue and yellow became a personality, like a babe placed on the doorstep in the middle of the night to a man, aging and balding, blue of sea, sky; yellow of sun and wildflower weeds. 10 x 14 x 3
Lord Finbarr the Holy 13 x 18 x 2
An update of an older work, raising Uncle Finbarr to the status of Lost Deities: He is now Lord Finbarr the Holy of Gotaway Fishtales and Dampened Dreams
Lil Miss Paula's Pic-a-nic Daemon 2
An update of a faded older work, Miss Paula's daemon and background are all on acrylic painted canvas paper, with ants added for titillation 22 x 22 x 3
Harmony, November 2016
Subtitled: "Breaching the flames of Intolerance". A small work, 8 1/2 x 10 1/2, this is the 4th in the Series beginning with "Media Fans the Flames" the theme, flight, to and from danger, seeking liberty and freedom.
When Men Go Wild
Subtitle: (Wildlife Go) 5th in the Flight Series, a study paralleling destruction of our home planet by 'civilized' men. The circular pattern a reflection of the revolution of celestial and earthly motion in the frantic circle of life, flight and freedom. Revived 11/11/18 14 x 13 Acrylic on Canvas
Cardinal Mimulus, Revived
A reconstruction of an earlier work, done at the 'smoking out' of the Pope Francis, this work recently was damaged in a fall from grace (aka, the wall) now redone in acrylic & enamel on canvas paper.
Apiariadnae, Reborn 2018
The Goddess of Honeyflies and Butterbees is refined with two additions, and general beauty treatment. 18 x 18 x 3, Various papers, canvas paper on foamboard.
An apparition in a meadow, a creation story, or a dream. Acrylic on Canvas 17 x 17 Private Collection
Inspired by Medieval & Celtic images & tales of the Green Man, appear in the new foliage of Spring this lovely creatures blooms from canvas, in a sunburst of greenery. 17 x 17 x 2, Acrylic on Canvas and Paper
The cycle of life, terrestrial evolves/returns celestial. Celebrating the life a sweet wild-haired dog, named Abigail, bringer of joy. 17 x 17 Acrylic on Canvas
When the Rainbow Flees the Sky
The search goes on for a habitable environment, for home among the stars, a safe haven from violence and cruelty, to peace and plenty. Acrylic on Canvas and Canvas Paper, 11 x 14 x 2
Acrylic on Canvas & Cut Canvas Paper, 18 x 22, a celebration of the rebirth of earth in the cycle of Spring & Summer
Time & Distance (Flight Series)
Acrylic on Canvas and fiber covered board 10 x 10. Seeking to understand the movement of celestial orbs, and the continued flight of all living creatures
A cyclical dream, of creatures of flight and fins, frozen waters and full rabbit/man moon 10 x 10 acrylic on canvas/canvas paper
A poem becomes a painting; a song of these earthly angels, turned creatures into clouds, flight into words 20 x 26
A redo of this work, with the sorrow of the passing of the subject the joy of life a dream too brief. Momma always said to him, "You are my darlin' Golden Monkey Boy, I could just eat you all up." And she did. Mixed Media. 14 x 18 x 3
Mergansers on the Passumpsic
Inspired by a pair of Hooded Mergansers, Male & Female on a feeding frenzy before heading south, as the river begins to freeze. 12 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas
Ascension (for Alma)
Begun as a bright yellow moon, with a beloved white canine howling at it, it became darker as my sister Alma was dying. It is a meditation of her life and beautiful spirit. 12 x 10 & 4 x 6 Acrylic on Canvas & Canvas Paper
Phaces of the Moon
Always fascinated with the Moon & the Man in it, this is a play on the physical wonder and fun of both. 15 x 15 mixed media (Acrylic on Cardboard, Wood, Canvas Paper)
Acrylic on Canvas and Canvas Paper (cut) mixed media 12 x 12
Acrylic Papercut on Watercolor Paper 9 x 12
Acrylic on Canvas 18 x 24