In January, 2013, I made several portraits of Madeline, my studio assistant, looking to the Van Gogh self portrait dedicated to Gaugin.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN30BRx25xY The inimitable Maggie Rose Mull “Let’s Fall in Love” ukulele style As Eric Fischl spoke at the opening of America Now and Here, a young woman in the crowd stood out as though haloed in sparkler-sparks. I asked my friend, Donald Rosenfeld, who is THAT girl? Don knew her and told me her name […]
After painting a large (4.75 x 12 feet) sheet of heavy watercolor paper with red acrylic paint, I drew 20 images of Sarah jumping using white and black ink pens. The sheet was then cut into four 25 x 70 inch sheets, each with five figures, pasted with wall paper paste, and adhered them to […]
In Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, Marishi-ten is the goddess of the heavens, goddess of light, and a solar deity. Although Marishi-ten worship predates Zen, it is geared towards a similar meditative mode to enable a warrior to achieve a heightened spiritual level. Losing interest in issues of victory or defeat (life and death), he is freed […]
Commission for Bunni and Paul Copaken on the occasion of Paul’s 75th birthday. This large portrait of Paul on his bicycle hangs in their Aspen, Colorado home.
Completed June 13, 2012 – Cambodia-1 watercolor and ink (pen and ink drawing on pigment-tinted paper)
Another drawing of victim remains from late 1970’s Phnom Penh Cambodia S-21 prison
I’ll try to explain this series of drawings from S-21 prison in Phnom-Penh and the killing field not far away pretty soon, I suppose. The young men and women whose remains are the subject of my recent drawing were imprisoned by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia during the late 1970’s. Confined in S-21 […]
My friend, accomplished figurative ceramist Misty Gamble, teaches Foundations at the Kansas City Art Institute agreed to model for me wearing her powder-blue faux fur jacket. She was super-animated and great to work with and for. I don’t really know ‘why’, but it seemed to me that a deep green paper color would suit this […]
My friend, Kim Weinberger told me that her friend, Carlos Hernandez, had admired my work at the America Now and Here show and wanted to model for me – she introduced us over drinks and… Well Carlos is a great looking guy and the following weekend he came to my studio to model for me. […]