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I first conceived of this technique over twenty years ago, combining my love for sculpting and painting. Experiencing the characters come to life is thrilling to me, and the third dimension has supplied a valuable tool for integrating the social message with the painting's overall design and form. My decision to transform an oil on canvas Peoplescape into a 3D painting is intuitive and often not part of the original conception. Once I break the plane of the canvas, I selectively incorporate sculpture, found and created objects, fabric, and paper as the narrative unfolds.
The urban subway captures a multi-cultural moment in time. The train’s signage addresses
universal health, reproductive rights and safe-sex issues
The Dressing Room , oil, sculpture & mixed media on canvas 30" x 40"
This backstage glimpse of the dressing room during a performance addresses our relationship
to ourselves -- how we feel and how we appear to the world. The costumed subjects are staring
at their own reflection, while preparing to take on another persona.
Walk of Life oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects on canvas 30" x 40"
Running towards infinity on the pavement of options.
The Threshold oil, sculpture, found objects, mixed medial on canvas 40" x 30"
Sponsored by BALCO, Enron, and the other bad boys, is Barry Bonds’ home run record tainted?
Corner of Now & Later oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, found objects on canvas 48" x 36"
How a moment in the space of time can change your life.
No Free Lunch oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, found objects on canvas 48" x 48"
The near future of commercial travel is highlighted: advertisements blare on the
overhead compartments, while the air hostess sells oxygen, toilet paper and water.
Bernie Madoff sits beside a woman studying up on his corruption in Madoff Gate.
Composition in Alter Ego Major oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects on canvas 36" x 36"
Bread to Chips oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, computer chips, found objects on canvas 40" x 30"
We dine out in style, but our food has changed due to technology infiltrating every aspect of our lives.
The bread basket holds computer parts; the waiter serves keyboard lettered "BIOTECH,"
the painting of the incubated apple symbolizes our adaptation to processed foods.
Catbird Seat oil, sculpture, paper, found objects on on canvases 30" x 36" x 3"
Live Long & Prosper oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects on canvas 30" x 40"
The pharmaceutical industry's race to monopolize the market is challenged by mother nature.
Tote board displays the odds and five year projections.
Inevitability Line oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, found objects on canvas 48" x 60"
Live Show oil, sculpture, fabric, paper, found objects, leather on canvas 24" x 36"
Interiors oil, sculpture, barbie doll parts, found objects, on canvases 30" x 13" x 3"
If They Only Knew oil, sculpture, fabric, found objects, mixed media on canvas 36" x 48"
The newsroom fills our collective brain with information clips of life's
bizarre and surreal headlines. How often do we get the real story?
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