For my next series, I am pulling together ideas and themes I have been working with for years. For "The Seasons of Influence", I am exploring my progress as an artist. My concept for these paintings is to create a visual diary of my inner life. Who am I? Where do I come from? Why do I see things the way I do? These paintings will offer clues to my guiding influences and frame a dialog for continuing series.
I have created four designs; working titles are "Spring", "Summer", "Autumn" and "Winter". Elements include my collection of toys and other artifacts, a Goddess Cheesehead for each season, Artists, Musicians, animals and my own hands. I am "standing behind" all these elements revealing my hands as part of the composition. I am utilizing the calming motif of the mandala design to contain the imagery. The resulting ordered chaos will be rendered in oils on canvases, each 20" x 20". To be continued...
Below is a selection of my past works exploring a spiritual theme.
Sketchbook Drawings 2011
I create surreal, figurative, & narrative paintings inspired by dreams, visions, symbology & pop culture.