Portfolio > 2008-2016

For an artist, the danger of deviating from the classic “fruit in a bowl” still-life or run of the mill landscape presents itself in various forms.

The first is that what we create can be deemed superficial. Our insistence to derive meaning or morals out of our work is sometimes what buries us. We find ourselves trying too hard to connect an object on canvas with an idea, a value, a political theory.

The second danger lies in our inherent fear that our message will come off as overly simplistic. After all, using an image to portray an idea is a dangerous game. We’ve always been taught to avoid judging books by their covers.

Allow me to dispel these misguided judgments. When my art passes from my brush to the panel, it is mine. When it passes from the panel to your eyes, it becomes yours.

Yes, I could tell you what I “mean” by each one of my paintings, but you will create your own meaning. After all, if there is one reason for art to exist, it is to create meaning out of the world that surrounds us.

Green Apple-a-peel
oil on panel
9x12
Banan-a-peel II
oil on panel
9x12
$600
Banan-a-peel I
oil on panel
9x12
$600
Red Apple-a-peel
oil on panel
9x12
$600
Orange-a-peel
oil on panel
9x12
$600
Tangerine-a-peel
oil on panel
9x12
Out of Orbit
oil on panel
16x16
$1600
Open Ended
oil on canvas
36 x 48
2015
Tie III
oil on panel
16x12
$750
Rock Paper Scissors
oil on panel
16x16
$950
Rock Paper Scissors II
oil on panel
16x20
$1000
Tie II
oil on panel
16x16
$950
Tie IV
oil on panel
20x16
Tie V
oil on panel
16x16
$950
Change II
oil on panel
$950
Change III
oil on panel
16x16
Vise
oil on panel
16x16
$950
Egg Vice I
oil on panel
12x12
Egg Vice II
oil on panel
12x12
Egg Vice III
oil on panel
12x12
Plumb
oil on panel
24x12
$950
Meter
oil on panel
24x12
Catch
oil on panel
16x16
$950
Mend
oil on panel
16x12
$750
Rock Paper Scissors III
oil on panel
12x12x3
$1200
Gulliver's Travels
oil on panel
24x36
$2400
Demeter's Apotheosis
oil on panel
72x30
$2800
Glass
oil on panel
14x14
Spilled Milk
oil on panel
16x20
Half Full
oil on panel
18x36
Half Full II
oil on panel
18x36