Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Nook Lounge: I notice that often rooms are not just flat-walled in dreams. Smaller rooms, or nooks, trail off, so that it is difficult to see where a room ends.
Crooked Mason: Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made --Kant.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Color Cave: colorful stones radiate with their own light, nestled in geological formations that grew before human time.
Sapient Tree: two sapiens, one reptilian, the other hominid, grasp branches of parallel evolution. One gained knowledge, the other lost his limbs.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
porcelain, oil on canvas 40x50 2014
Ravenous nature is the inspiration, an expression of consumers being consumed.
As a boy I collected fossilised shark teeth, strange remnants that reveal themselves in layers of geology.
The dissonant mixed media (highly tactile, physical porcelain vs. wispy, diffuse oil paint washes) seem analogous to fossilised teeth, the only trace left to a fleshy, wispy creature who swam millions of years ago.
The teeth in this painting were individually sculpted, then cast in a one-piece mold. In this I pressed porcelain, which has a very boney or toothy feeling when fired at high temperature.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015
They are painted with water-colour and pen, measuring circa 10x21 cm.