Monday, October 25, 2010

Behind Glass

This piece illustrates a life living with depression. Depression itself is like living behind the scenes; unable to part-take in all that life has to offer - living behind a wall of foggy glass, peering into a world of color and life.

"Behind Glass"
Graphite on paper and digital color, 12" x 16",

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Red Balloon

The Naughty Nurse and red condom... modeled after a vintage ketchup ad, I cross-over new and old styles & concepts. Playing with sexuality and playful comedy, it reminds me a lot of old-bugs bunny and Roger Rabbit cartoons - even that of Benny Hill.

"Red Balloon"
Acrylic on paper, 9.5" x 9.5",

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Voyage Ahead

This piece depicts the lone astronaut contemplating the voyage ahead of him. The mystery, unknown and complications of discovering new worlds and life in the vast indefinite world of space would have anyone worried of what lies before them. Like the dark shadow that would fall upon an apprehensive traveler, he himself casts that shadow. Similarly as a black hole would swallow up anything in it’s path – he may fall into despair of his own fears and uncertainties.
"The Voyage Ahead"
Mixed Media and Digital, 14" x 14"

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

Here, I have Illustrated a girl (my sister, Miranda), who is so enthralled by nature, that she herself becomes that which she is captivated by and charming to her. She, who is gray and monotone in complexion, sheds and disperses her flesh into many butterflies - becoming one with nature. This is one of my first florescent-colored paintings in quite some time. It was great to free myself from the muted colors I usually use, as well as getting away from the simplicity of my prior gray scale color pallet. i hope to continue using such brilliant colors!

"The Butterfly Effect"
Acrylic on paper, 12 x 16"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A poem to the art...

How lewd you are
To destroy the self
In passing time and memory [I question, why?]

How cruel you are
You laugh at the self
Is it the praise the passion, the never ending high?

Never die without me...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sketch Book Images

Here are a few pages from my current - soon to be finished, sketchbook! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Sorrows of Young Werther

This is an illustrated book cover of The Sorrows of Young Werther (Original German title: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers), by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Written in the Romantic Period (18th century) Germany, Goethe wrote an almost autobiographical story of love and life's despair. The main character, Werther, travels to a small town in the German country side, where he falls madly in love with a women who is engaged to a stable and loyal man. From love to heart break, to ultimate hopelessness, Werther commits suicide to ease the pains of his reality (so the book implies).
"The Sorrows of Young Werther"
Acrylic on paper mounted on board and Digital, 12 x 16"

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hell Hounds

The New Year has come, and I've been diligently working on some new work. "Hell Hounds" was a means to explore both traditional methods as well as digital. After reading quote after quote of the writings of John Milton, "Hell Hounds" is a small piece of his philosophy and style of literature. From the ideas of Paradise Lost, I was able to place myself in a mind set of his views and torments of man-kind.

(Original painting)
Acrylic on paper, 12.5 x 16.5"

"Hell Hounds"
Acrylic on paper and Digital, 12.5 x 16.5"

Monday, January 04, 2010

The Forester

This Illustration depicts a young man within a serene forest, blissfully absorbing the little rays of light that shine from the forest canopy above him. Initially, this piece was created as a simple reminder of the wonders and joys of nature, and how appreciative we should be of it and what it provides; a calm piece of mind!

"The Forester"
Graphite on Stonehenge paper, & Digital, 11 x 14"