Saturday, June 8, 2013

A love affair with faux leopard....

I have always painted faux leopard and other animal skins over the years. There is something about the luminous mottled textures of leopard skin that is so striking visually. Here are some examples of some faux leopard skin art I did dating from the 1970's on through to today. The leopard fans are currently available on Etsy.

Guns and new series of painted projectiles and the detrious of battles

This projectile series was begun in 2010 during a difficult period in my life when my mother was dying. Life was a battle in many ways and so painting lighter subject matter such as geishas and psychedelic guitars somehow lost its relevancy for me. Life it seemed, demanded that my work deal with  more difficult issues of life including those of spirituality, forgiveness and our own mortality.  In this series I focus on how death and life are interwoven in a play of good and evil, and how to find peace and harmony within the discordant elements of our lives. These objects with dark histories are been reintroduced to the world as art and so I consider them beautiful, even sacred. A number of objects with this theme are currently in the works and will be posted in the future.