Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Studio Exploration

"From the Shore"
Mixed Media on Canvas
36" x 36"

This image was completed this Spring, and is a good example of my working style and interests. My paintings tend to be autobiographical, composed from enigmatic symbols that hold personal meaning for me. Figures and animals are cast as place holders for my emotions, my identity, or other players in my life. The images are often mediated by my imagination, or references from life drawings, the internet, or reference books. The symbolic narrative is supported by a great deal of surface-play. I enjoy layering and to achieve a surface that holds interest for me, I often use drawing-in, stencils, masking with acrylics, markers, collage and spray paint.

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