I began this series of works during the summer of 2006, and completed two paintings before pretty much giving up on painting altogether. If and when I return to the brushes and palates, I’ll pick up where I left off.
The Mario Veda, a series of works executed between March of 2004 and May of 2006, illustrates what I believe to be an evolution in my intellectual and emotional development, and may represent some of the self knowledge I gained while living in Springfield, Illinois. Initially a reference to a set of characters from video […]
Here (and in no particular order) you’ll find a bunch of random stuff—early work, academic paintings, and a few prints—that didn’t really fit anywhere else.
Wax On/Wax Off: a method of practicing a particular punch blocking technique, developed by the fictional martial arts master Kesuke Miyagi; also a series of paintings I executed in June and July of 2005. I silkscreened wooden panels and then covered them with encaustic (a mixture of oil paint or construction chalk, beeswax and paraffin). […]
This short series of paintings, executed in the Spring of 2005, was inspired by the Abstraktes Bild series of paintings by Gerhard Richter. I used a set of putty knives to apply thin layers of acrylic paint to dry-erase marker board, resulting in the illusion of depth and creating a striking luminous effect.