This series of paintings called “Time Paradox” is about how time seems to move faster as we age. Even though perception of time fluctuates throughout our lives this concept seems to be a constant. To illustrate this thought I have painted 10 people to represent 10 different decades of life. In the beginning the figure moves rapidly while the background stays static and in the end the figure is static while the background moves rapidly. The collage images behind the figures have been divided into 12 segments to embody time.
“Time Paradox” is part of my larger body of work called “Perpetual Motion” which deals with the fleetingness of life, time and how motion equals emotion. The show will display over 14 original paintings plus a few stencil pieces an a couple sculptures.
Something has been brewing in me for years. I felt it deep in my being as a youth. People told me to change it. Rename it. Excitement….. but I knew the truth. There is no running away. I have to let go. Goodbye butterfly.
I fight you anxiet
The focus of this series is about the release of anxiety. I chose anxiety for its complexity and it seems every one (including myself) deal with it in one shape or form. Letting go of that anxiety is a magnificent and truly freeing feeling. To illustrate this release I have created images of people exhaling butterflies. The moment of release. The figures in each painting are blurred, giving an almost etherial/ anguished look. Anxiety takes the traditional form of butterflies. Each butterfly is a hand cut collage image of what is causing the anxiety. I feel if I create enough of these pieces maybe I too will be free of the butterflies.
Sexual desire is a constant animal instinct we crave with never ending fulfillment. My goal with this series is to show an intimacy and strength in the erotic gesture. “No Tell Motel” was a saying my father said many times when we past a crummy, run down, pay by the hour, paint peeled back, sign falling down, motel you come across when you are not in the “right” area. To me it the motels became a place in my head where desires go to hide. All paintings were painted in 2013.
I want to bring attention to your privacy. I don’t have a solution to the problem, but I don’t like the idea of being a product for sale. I would not appreciate a friend taking my mailing address and selling it to a company, so why would I be ok with a website that I trust doing the same thing. It does not make sense. So I am taking images off your facebook and making them my own. I am not asking you, just like the companies aren’t asking you. Come out and let me know what you think. All paintings were painted in 2012.