I got sick and tired of all that purity. I wanted to tell stories. – Philip Guston
This is a series that I began around 1997 and that continues to interest me. The paintings sometimes show parts of my or other bodies in a particular context. The images originate out of my desire to communicate experiences of identity, relationship, loss, and the incongruities of beauty and tragedy in our existence. In the process of creation, the works often take on meanings not conceived at their start. In this way, from their very initiation the works convey multiple and shifting connotations.
BAGGAGE AND SHOES III, 2013. Acrylic, 21-1/2 x 15 in.
SHADOW AND ROCK IN WAKE, 2009. Acrylic. 46 x 32 in.
WATER BEARER, 2003. Oil. 48 x 48 in.
BAGGAGE AND SHOES II, 2013. Acrylic. 22-1/2 x 19 in.
LETTING GO, 1996. Oil. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, 2009. Acrylic. 8 x 10 in.
BAGGAGE AND SHOES, 2009. Acrylic. 15 x 19 in.
JUGGLING LEMONS, 1999. Oil. 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 in.
HYSTERIA, 2001. Oil. 32 x 19 in.
ENCOUNTER, 2000. Oil. 26 x 24 in.
THREE STATES OF BEING, 2000. Watercolor. 30 x 22 in.
CAKE, 2007. Acrylic. 8-1/2 x 7 in.
SPILT MILK, 2003. Oil. 28-1/2 x 20 in.
MEMORY IN PROGRESS, 2000. Oil.
KNEE DEEP, 2002. Oil. 20 x 33 in.
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