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a preview image of Sea Breezes

2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


A woman drifts away from an off image scene of revelry or ritual, allowing the crumpled roses to fall unwanted from her twisting hands. She looks on with a feeling of abandon or rejection; mixed with a sense of curiosity and wonder. .



Sea Breezes

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a preview image of Sea Breezes

2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


A curtain lifts to reveal a moonlit seashore imbedded with pyramidic lantern-growths that bathe the shore in a warm yellow light. The cool full moon awaits on the distant horizon, soon to sink into the blackness that is the deep ocean..



Ceremony of the Exiles

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a preview image of the Ceremony of the Exiles

2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


A night scene where all present linger in a daze, unaware of the miracles forming all and around them. A series of curved signs rooted in various elephant bones: lantern/hourglass, winged torch, the world, wheel of fortune all congregate along a stone pathway. Everyone is trapped in their own personal hypnosis, asleep. When daylight breaks upon this scene all is removed, but for now here the people will complete their ceremony..



The Pilot Light

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a preview image of the Pilot Light

2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches


A basement room in the dark, with a cascading light issuing from the stairs, contains a flying flaming torch. A genre of painting that presents rooms and interiors showing extraordinary happenings. Within the bleakness here there exists hope and illumination, a flame to light the way through our subconscious maze....



The Foretelling of the Comet

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a preview image of the painting Foretelling of the Comet

2008, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches


A re-rendition, if you will, of an older work (below) "The Bouquet."


The figure has been made female, and the image staked out onto a desolate moonlit landscape, offering no signs of assistance. The rose-garden world of the idea-germinating woman has been torn away from its moorings, left to flutter in the wind. The glowing horizon may indicate a new morning, new daybreak arriving that will be our salvation once the comets have passed..



Moon Dial Labyrinth

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a preview image of the painting Moondial Labyrinth

2008, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches


A painting of 13 cells depicting a journey through and around a wooded area. The center cell depicts the subject of the work; the 'moon dial.' Its light casts an eerie glow throughout the pathways, lighting the way for the journey. Animals and people flit in and around the cells, in a state of becoming.


At the center the moon dial sits in passive observance of our efforts, ready to impart its subconscious message to all who can hear..



Dreamers to Makers

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a preview image of the painting Dreamers to Makers

2008, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


Similar in some ways to "The 11th Hour" below, this painting again visits a ruinous landscape in the dark of night, this time with four shafts of light descending down over what was once perhaps a stone barrier. A time out of place with ours, who is to say who are the 'dreamers' ...or the makers, them or us?.



The 11th Hour

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a preview image of the painting The 11th Hour

2008, oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches


The beginning of my foray into putting to canvas a backlog of images dating to the late 1980s...

The bulk of my work involves a time... and a place. Ruins spread over a stagnant pond, perhaps having been that way for aeons. Above the ruins hover four magical crystals, lighting the way for the wayward traveller. This is the hour of peace and redemption... the 11th hour..



The Bouquet

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a preview image of the painting The Bouquet

2003, oil on canvas, 29 x 24 inches


A purple and blue diamond-checkered human figure, with a fireball for a head, and flames coming off the fingers of his left hand, stands before a wall made up of red roses and green foliage. The figure has one arm crossed over (formerly titled: "Annihilating Angel.") It is the hermaphroditic emblem of the kinetic principle of the psyche: an unstoppable force of continual inspiration, what Dalì referred to as "one hundred million delights.".



Lugubriousness

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a preview image of the painting Lugubriousness

1988, oil on canvas, 30 x 20 inches


This painting involves an intimate scene where there are several cells of images in odd shapes set within a red velvet drapery. In the central image a face is constructed from seven shapes in the form of a cross. The other images depict fire, a snake, a bird, the ocean, and a kitten. Underneath, the fabric parts, to reveal a steady rain filtering down. All the panels are illusions, and behind the fabric is nothing more than a gentle rain. "Lugubrious" is the state of mind used by Lautremont to describe his character Maldoror in his 19th century novel "Le Chant du Maldoror." It generally refers to a lazy, depressed state of mind, mingled with a multitude of distractions.



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