Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

Goodbye, Old Friend!

December 12, 2017

I just dropped off a painting, to be packed and shipped to its new home in Brooklyn! First time sending something so big and so far!

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Cullercoats Women

December 6, 2017

My dad, who is fond of writing notes and memos, has recently sent two cards in a row from Winslow Homer’s Cullercoats series. We’re both fans of Homer, so maybe there’s nothing more to it. The theme is officially working women (fisherwomen and washerwomen of this British seaside town). But coupled with a recent public […]

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Power of Art

November 30, 2017

I’ve been thinking about the power of art recently. As in, the real power and energy it contains. This piece, for example, I made with my father-in-law in mind while I was working through some ideas on marriage. The stylized diagram of an engine part or process (it was Greek to me, but he would […]

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Debut – Isolier as Knight

November 19, 2017

This painting is inspired by the character Isolier in the opera Count Ory by Rossini (the recent production by Seattle Opera was called The Wicked Adventures of County Ory). Isolier is what is known as a “trouser role”, meaning that the conventions of opera dictate that the audience is supposed to assume that the character […]

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Debut – Offering

November 19, 2017

This painting is perhaps best seen in person, because of its sculptural quality, and because I’ll encourage you to touch this one! It’s made entirely of found objects, one being the “shelf” which I found on a walk near my house, and the others being pieces of tile flooring, which I found during a swim […]

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Debut at Art Attack

November 19, 2017

This painting made its debut at the last Georgetown Art Attack. Inspired by a story on the tiled floor of the cathedral in Siena which shows Fortuna trying to balance between a shipwreck and a round globe. Yikes.

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Met Faves That Wouldn’t Let Go

November 19, 2017

The standouts for me, the ones I just stood in front of, and stood, and stood. Where crowds come, and you wait it out, and then you can be alone, just you and the painting. Then the crowd again, because everyone feels something special in front of these works; they’re famous for a reason. Is […]

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Met Faves – Paintings

November 19, 2017

OK, now it’s time to get to the meat of it…you know I gravitate toward the paintings. My goal: maximize my time at the Met, my old stomping grounds, just down the street from my apartment, see as much as I could, revisit some old favorites, but also discover something new. As an abstract painter, […]

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Tonight – three never-before-seen paintings!

November 11, 2017

Tonight at Georgetown Art Attack, I’ll be displaying three works that have never been shown before…come by and see for yourself! More to follow…

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The Homely Protestant

October 19, 2017

I love Robert Motherwell because of his smarts. While so many of his (male) contemporaries were making fools of themselves in bars, he was making poetic work – about poetry – and other big themes, and writing intelligently about it too. I read the wall text for this painting at the Met and was reminded […]

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Studio Sale: 20% off all artwork October 14 only

October 12, 2017

I’m preparing the new studio for its official opening on Saturday, October 14. In honor of this move, I’m offering a one-time-only 20% discount on all work that evening. I’m celebrating the new space, a return to my art practice after a serious hand injury, and my wife’s adventures – she is moving to Italy […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Mal di Mare

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Nine years ago, the first time […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Hesitation Change (Waltz)

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Mia is an avid dancer, and […]

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The Oak and the Cypress: Roadblock

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. Being married usually means in-laws, and […]

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The Oak and the Cypress

October 5, 2017

…And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.” Excerpt from “On Marriage” by Kahlil Gibran This body of work is about being married, or in a long-term relationship. The seeds of this painting were […]

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