Memories Adrift

Memories Adrift

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Media: acrylic
Size:  15″x 30″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2017

This is a painting of the send-off of paper lanterns (lumineers) into the night.  For many people and cultures, the paper lantern send-off can be celebratory or akin to expressing sorrow. I often find it interesting how important ceremony can be to people, how collectively performing an act can give us a sense of community and connection. I once heard a quote that, when I was younger, seemed silly, but now I begin to feel is more and more true: funerals are not for the dead, they are for the living. As intelligent and sophisticated as we have become, ceremony remains important in terms of being able to grasp life events.

This painting has a companion piece to it (titled “Lumineers”).

 

Lumineers

Lumineers

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Media: acrylic
Size:  4′x6″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2017
Price: $2,500.00 (excludes shipping)

This is a substantial painting of the send-off of paper lanterns (lumineers) into the night.  For many people and cultures, the paper lantern send-off can be celebratory or akin to expressing sorrow. I often find it interesting how important ceremony can be to people, how collectively performing an act can give us a sense of community and connection. I once heard a quote that, when I was younger, seemed silly, but now I begin to feel is more and more true: funerals are not for the dead, they are for the living. As intelligent and sophisticated as we have become, ceremony remains important in terms of being able to grasp life events.

This painting has a companion piece to it (titled “Memories Adrift”)

 

The City Bones: City Bone Streets

City Bones: The City Breathes

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Media: mixed media
Size:  12×24″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is a small series of mixed media pieces I am working on.

At times I will work various jobs that give me photo opportunities, as well as art material opportunities. When I was working a job in East Point I had the chance to not just take some amazing photos, but to also gather materials for art pieces. I noticed these old building schematics that were from 1989 so…. I took an arm full of them and let the idea of what they would become cook in the back of my mind for a while. After layering the paper onto a canvas I went on to use fibrous paste and string gell with paint to create the city that was there on top of it.

Time Piece Pendant

Time Piece Pendant

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This is one of the pendants I make. I always tell people that not everyone has room on their walls, but that they door have room around their neck. For this piece, I paint a tree on the shell and embed it in a timepiece setting, along with various items. There is a dandelion seed (a symbol of a wish) and various gears and items that I have.

 

The large pendants (approximately the size of a silver dollar) like this one, are accompanied with a chain and sell for $50 a piece. Since my jewelry rotates out frequently, it is best to inquire with your interest and I will send an image of the pieces I have.

 

This pendant has already been sold. Please inquire for a commission if interested in something like this. 

A Tree Branch… in Theory

A Tree Branch… in Theory

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Media: mixed media
Size: approximately 6′ x 3′
Painted: 2017

This is a piece which captured the attention and interest of many. It was fun to make and a challenging endeavor.

Taking different cuts from branches, the wood was dried, arranged, and then drilled into place between canvases. To give it additional support, two metal bars were added.  This piece took over a year to make, from its concept to the wood drying, to executing the painting the way it needed to be. The hard work paid off. People admired the piece, the play on words and material, and I was glad to see the appreciation for it.

 

This piece has sold, but I am (slowly) in the process of producing another. 

Memory of a Kiss

Memory of a Kiss

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Media: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:  22X26″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

Once, me and Stephen (my partner in crime) were at the Georgia Tech campus, near Skiles and the Student Center and kissed each other in the rain under an enormous tree that was there. I imagined what it might be like to be older, if Stephen had passed away, and to go to that place under the big tree where we kissed. This is an artist representation of that moment and reflecting upon it. It is why the picture is titled “Memory of a Kiss.”

This piece is sold and is no longer available for purchase. If interested in commissioning a piece like it, please contact via email. Thank you!

 

Ghosts in the Rain

Ghosts in the Rain

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Media: Acrylic on CanvasSize:  24×36″ on gallery wrapped canvas
Painted: 2016

This is a drip-technique painting I made of, well, exactly what the title says. This is to me “ghosts in the rain.”

 This piece is sold and is no longer available for purchase. If interested in commissioning a piece like it, please contact via email. Thank you!

New Pendants!

I have made some new pendants!

They are done in large time piece settings. Each has it’s own unique appearance. The trees are painted on pieces of shell and then I add elements to the background in the resin.

This piece has gears, glass and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

 

This piece has dandelion seeds, gears, glass and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

This piece has shell, dandelion seeds and microbeads surrounding the tree painted on shell

Video: Death Tarot Card

A short video of me finishing up a drawing I did of the “death” tarot card.

I have always really enjoyed the artwork featured on prayer candles and on tarot cards (though I am not a believe of tarot cards). I decided it would be fun to try to make my own. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! Click on the image of the card below to watch the video.

Death Tarot Card

Video: What Brand of Artist’s Paint Should I Buy?

Hey there!

A few times when I am buying paint there will be someone who is new to purchasing them and they will ask me about which paints they should buy.

Buying paint is the same as buying anything! You get what you pay for… but sometimes you’re paying for the ‘name’ and not the quality of your material.

Click on the image below to watch my quick video on what type of artist’s paint you should buy. Thanks!

What Brand of Artist's Paint Should I Buy?