I painted this on a large frame I’d found and been saving. Most of my pieces aren’t large so this had reverence built in. Painted on both sides of the clear plexi cover layer that came inside the frame it’s a hairy self-portrait, indeed. And yes, that is a photograph of me, circa 1993. The hand gesture, […]
The wide rim of this frame started the piece. To me it was a runway for text. An open blank. WHAT DO MEN NOT HAVE?, 2001, was painted the five days prior to 9/11. The frame came first in the creative process. In the culture of my heritage questions are powerful things, veritably the language of […]
I had a surface, a woven grass placemat, and I thought, “Just do.” So I did. And this spirited man emerged. He’s detailed and unlike any piece I’ve ever done. 22″ x 16″, RADIANT MAN is made of acrylics and mixed medium on woven grass placemat.
I love the motion in this piece, the bubbles that trail the red, it’s mass. RED AQUATIC is painted on both sides of a clear canvas and has a dimensional surface, great for catching light and offering shadows. 2009 Acrylic and mixed medium on acetate 18 x 23 inches From the collection of Elaine […]
This piece’s visual premise applies to our politics today as it did in 2005. As for America, and my love for it, I believe in the substance and solidity in which we will survive, integrity intact, even with blinded management at the helm. It’s painted using acrylics, adornments, and mixed medium on a fabric […]
Part fireworks, part burst of sheer exuberance, this piece determined itself. It was created free-formed, unhindered by straight edges. 12″x 24″, BRILLIANCE, 2004, is painted with acrylics and mixed medium on clear acetate mounted on wood.
ESSENTIAL MAN, 2002, is detail and essence in one. Two depths to this essential man is narratively true. There are two figures in the piece. But the depths to this piece change with light. It has such a rich and deliciously curious surface as to be unlimited in shadows and light capturing. Painted on glass […]
TREE, 2005, is firmly planted in life. Strong, enduring and beautiful. It, along with two other pieces, made the drive from my studio, above, to the Upper West Side, below. Everything fit. TREE is painted on a foam core reflector, the kind used in photo shoots. I used chalk, acrylics, adornments and mixed medium. SQUARE, visible […]
Mehmet’s 1st Anniversary, 2017, was painted in celebration of Victoria and Engin’s boy at the one year anniversary of his birth. It is painted on clear canvas acetate using acrylics and mixed medium.
In 2009 I divided a swath of acetate into four parts resulting in these: Pineapple Welcome, Toothbrush, #Two and Green Growing. They’re painted using acrylics and mixed medium on both sides and have clear backgrounds. They’re approximately 52″ x 12″ each. Pineapple Welcome Toothbrush #Two Green Growing I’ve envisioned them trimmed from their surrounding […]
OVAL, 2001, was painted after a trip to Denmark The assistant gallerist where this piece was shown said it spoke to her as being highly female. As a male who had no notion of “female” in my intentions while making the piece I’d rather call the aspects she experienced as X. The X of […]
I love the miniature nature of the vessel. I was curious what could be done so small. I painted five. These are them, below. My mother had collected buckles in an old tin box and asked me if I could make use of any. When I finally looked through the container I saw a few […]