Back of My Yards – 2014 – 15

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These paintings were made in and about my backyard. I applied glue to canvases I found on trash day driving home. I allowed the maple seeds (helicopters) to adhere to the surface and form texture. All six of these canvases when aligned at the bottom form a larger composition. The…

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SOON NOW OILS – 2014

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I got a stencil cutter. These are my first experiments using oil paint with stencils. These were all made more or less simultaneously. The pages were all laying out on the counter and i was attacking them from all sides. Soon and Now seems to have lingered after an exhibition…

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The Beats That I Frequent – 2013

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This series began by tracing portions of the Chicago Police Beat Map onto canvas. The locations of the precinct headquarters are identified with stars. I wanted to identify locations in Chicago that I spend the most, some and very little time. I recently re-mixed these canvases by applying text. The…

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A Portrait of the Proper Adapter – 2013

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I was doing a series of portraits. To warm up before each portrait I executed a fairly realistic version of one my favorite adapters. Once I got loosened up I would move onto the portrait. It wasn’t until much later that i started thinking of these paintings as portraits as…

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AD SPACE – 2012

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For these oil-collages I tore up dimestre crime novels from the 40s I focused on the advertising near the end of the books. It reminded me of the adspace that i often have to design into my clients websites. I devided to execute some artworks that also had to be…

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iPad Drawing Experiments – 2011

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This video contains a dozen or so painting-animations. Some utilize some photo and video collage. The music is by the band 55 with whom I have made many recordings. I am playing bass on these tracks. Longer Version   Abbreviated Version of my introduction to iPad drawing. This one includes…

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