My paintings take advantage of humor. (The absurd rears its ugly head.) The process is as important as the artwork itself. My work is changing and dynamic. Tumultuous materials explode in a rush of energy. Elements of the familiar arise with the repetition of characters and situations.
Familiar actions and themes surface as the pieces progress:
Business vs. life
King vs. subjects
Surprise and outrage
Painting becomes an examination of relationships.
Mad cow i.e. “T – bone” – reactionary, revolutionary. Outraged at the current health care situation. Works at a job he hates.
Pigs – pensive and particular. They enjoy wallowing in their own filth.
Kats – generally disinterested except in matters concerning themselves.
Birds – often taken to flights of fancy.
Elephants – large and in charge.
Rhinos – really get rambunctious. Good at making a point.