THEORY GALLERY at Cactus Records in Bozeman MT/PRINTS FOR SALE
NEW WORK SHOWING AT Toppers yogurt next to Columbo's pizza at 10th and college
LOST IN THE WOODS
The Tree of Souls (detail/full piece is yet to be revealed)
Recently, I have been putting a lot of en enjoying drawing on exotic burl veneer. I have taken a liking to both book match patterns as well as four way matches. The symmetrical aspects of the book match is why I was originally drawn to the idea. These works have been a bit of an experiment as of late (as is most of my art), but I am excited to say that I have finally figured out a medium and finishing process that works well. I look forward to putting more energy into veneer art in the future. Get lost. Much to come....o yes...
This group of works started when I began stretching my own canvas. I realized there are more options for my process if I put down information before fabric is stretched. I have come to a process of folding arches paper after applying acrylic ink. I sometimes repeat this process many times on one piece before i decide to mount it on a board and then proceed to draw and paint on the symmetrical inspiration. Rorschach is is the name of the psychologist who showed ink blots to his patients. This was his way of seeing into the mind by provoking the imagination. I enjoy being honest with my imagination when working on an acrylic ink blot, seeing the patterns that have emerged from these works has been very exciting. I look forward to pursuing this process in the future.
I've been working on this group of paintings for some time now. I might never stop working on some of them. These paintings are experimental. None of these works were planned out. Aggressive and expressive. Slop and drop. I have enjoyed doing detail work on top of this approach. Complicated chaos transformed into an organized 3d world. I like to think of it as my brain on canvas.
There is imagery that exists in unexpected places. Certain definable objects can only be manipulated to a certain degree in order to achieve the proper representation. When two of these type of objects come together as one....I find it very interesting. Every mark made represents multiple things. It's easy to get stuck seeing things one way when often times theres much more to see. In this art of deception, one who steps back and sees the bigger picture, is less deceived.... or perhaps more so.
Most of this work is from my high school days or shortly after. I used to get a real kick out of creating photo realistic art work. I still do. This realistic style of work has a strong influence on me to this day and has been a great foundation for me to build on.