12" x 12" encaustic collage on board.
This piece is about creation. I call it George due to the George Washington portrait (stamp) I used to personalize the imagery.
2007, Encaustic Collage on Board
This piece is 8" x 8" and was inspired by Vermeer.
2007, Encaustic Collage on Canvas, 8" x 12"
I found this picture of Julian Schnabel with his dog in the NY Times and thought it was very "cute." I decided to make an art statement about it.
2007, Encaustic Collage on Board, 12" x 12"
A tribute piece to Franz Schubert's Quartet No 14 in D Minor. The first time I heard it played was by The Emerson Quartet and I was blown away. I listened to it over and over while making this piece.
2007, Encaustic Collage, 12" x 12"
A combination of portraits and mysterty. It's a musical tribute piece to the Russian conductor and opera lecturer, Boris Goldovsky, who I worked with during my early years as Stage Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He was a very imposing character and creative inspiration. He died at the age of 92 in 2001.
Encaustic Collage on Canvas, 8" x 12"
Sold--In the collection of Jill Farrer, South Orange, New Jersey.
Encaustic Collage on Board, 10" x10"
2008, Encaustic on Paper mounted on Masonite, 29.5"x 41.5"
This piece was done on a large piece of Arches printmaking paper. I painted it on the wall of my studio and then built the masonite mounting and glued it to the masonite.
It is on loan to Keats and Demirhan Yenigun, South Orange, NJ
2008, Encaustic Collage on Board, 17.5"x 29.5"
This is a good example of how I like to use historical paintings by the old masters and bring them into the present, making it something new. In this case, I used Caravaggio's "Supper at Emmaus" and a Degas dancer among other things. I am not poking fun at religion, I am rather poking fun at art history.
Encaustic Collage on Board, 2008, 18"x 24"
This homage to Abstract Expressionism uses images from various sources. You can see DeKooning, Pollock and Rauschenberg. Also included is the famous photograph of the "New York School" painters called "The Irascibles" taken by Nina Leen in 1950 for Life Magazine. I added Picasso as well, who is giving the whole thing the finger. It's not the middle finger, but it will do. And in the middle of everything is a classical nude representing the purity of painting that these guys were threatening at the time.
Encaustic Collage on board, 2009, 8"x8"
An epiphany, the Capital Building and a beautiful woman....what more do you need to be ecstatic?
Encaustic Collage on Board, 24"x 36"
This piece is based on "The Duccio" as they lovingly refer to it at The Metropolitan Museum of Art where it lives and was purchased for an estimated 45 million dollars. I used to stand in front of this painting and gawk at its beauty and mastery. It is revered by curators and museum goers as one of the best examples of Duccio di Buoninsegna's work. It was estimated to be painted around the turn of the 13th century. I wanted to bring the concept of Madonna and Child up to the present day and have a little fun at the same time. So, I put in images of the singer Madonna with her child. Also, if you look closely I have made a frame of Madonna thumbnail pictures.
2010, Encaustic on Board, 8"x8"
SOLD, in the collection of Jamie Walhauser
2009, Encaustic on Board, 8"x8"
This is a simple and quick study of what could be human body parts, which is why I call it El Bow. It is inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement of the 1940's and 50's. However, they were not painting with wax.
2010, Dry Encaustic and Collage on Board, 12"x 12"