Neighbors and Strangers

Since 1991 I have made it a regular part of my day to draw each and every day, from doodles to the neighbors and strangers I would encounter often on my subway commute. These paintings began as a way to mine and expand upon these drawings, elevating quick studies to portraits exploring the immediacy of an emotionally impactful line that is succinct and to the point.

Drawing, Painting

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Strange Fruit I

Oil on canvas, framed with poplar, ceramic with black iron oxide stain, 2006 40 x 20 x 10 inches

For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck, For the sun to rot, For the trees to drop, Here is a strange and bitter crop." - Strange Fruit, Dwane Wiggins, Maurice Pearl and Lewis Allan.

Painting

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Ass of War (After Goya)

2010, Oil on canvas, ceramic, framed with poplar and oak, varibale (canvas 24 x 20 inches, ceramic 21 x 7 inches)

Painting

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Strange Fruit II

Oil on canvas, framed with poplar, laminated wood with treated black paper and glue, 40 x 20 x 10 inches, 2006

Painting

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Strange Fruit III

Oil on canvas, framed with poplar, oak, ceramic with black iron oxide stain, 2006 36 x 20 x 10 inches

Painting

Oracle

2010, Oil on canvas, ceramic, 24 x 20 inches

Painting

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Strange Fruit V (Party Favor)

2006, Oil, Canvas, Wood, Brass Grommets, Silk Ribbon, Clay, 35x22x7 inches

Painting

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