Size: 3.54"W x 4.53"H x 0.08"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
In my paintings and drawings I present a unique artistic world that incarnates a kind of fantasy that lays the foundations for questioning.
For me, a kind of mythic consciousness is present in my imagery and poetic expression and can lead to a greater awareness of the psyche, the inner world, the unconscious.
The titles of my drawings are created from a random-choice-of-letters process of my design, to create ‘pseudo-word combinations’, so as not to influence the viewer’s first impression of the abstract image.
I was born in the USA; grew up in Michigan and California. I studied painting, performance and film at the University of California, San Diego, and completed graduate coursework in film production/ animation/ and SFX at San Francisco State University. As a young boy, I remember making my first drawing of a bird in flight, burning and covered in orange and red flames. Symbolic of my early childhood I suppose. Later I made more drawings and paintings, mostly representational, of the things and people around me, then, eventually moved completely towards my/ the subconscious for images-ideas of expressive abstraction. Before moving to Brasil four years ago, I exhibited my paintings, drawings, and films in galleries and festivals in California, Washington, Michigan and New York. In Florianopolis, where I now live, I teach workshops on painting and drawing using intuitive techniques, and have had several exhibitions of my paintings and drawings (individual and group in Florianopolis and Rio do Sul).