Light and Shadow

FRONT PAGE IMAGE: from GHOST Series, Ashes of Rose

Mixed Media, on CANVAS; 54 inches x 24 inches 

My mixed-media-paintings are most definitely instinctual, ferocious, pure. Pouring out of raw emotion.
Having spent a long career in an image driven world, as a graphic designer. Images, old ads, yellowed newspaper,
would play a large role in my art, but, unvarnished, no doubt, repulsive to many.


GHOSTS is a body of work that was created within a very short period of time. GHOSTS was my first real entry into mixed-media.
The most personal piece, ++Entitled: ASHES of ROSE.

I saw so much of my mother in it. Beauty, sweeping into darkness, then rising, into light, always in movement, movement.


GHOST Series: Three large vertical canvases, 52 inches height x 24 inches.

Using old, sometimes vintage dated yellowed newspapers, magazines, ads from 1950s, my early childhood images.
 

If one looks closely to for example, at: PANELS/TOTEMS, ++Entitled SIN.. 
You see the use of BLACK sheer nylon stockings, smooth but ripped torn slashed attached with nails, and bolts. Religious metals, worn to repel evil demons. 
SIN is a statement on the hypocrisy, the sexism, that still exists from the three prominent faiths towards women.

My intention is to continue using mixed-media as my vehicle, but, moving from  just canvas alone to creating Combines++.

always in a size no smaller than five foot height, reaching out to the viewer.


++“Combine” is a term Rauschenberg invented to describe a series of works that combine aspects of painting and sculpture.

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