Rule of Thirds
These works are formed by the partially spontaneous act of tearing away the plastic factory wrapping from a pre-made canvas. The remainder of the plastic is left on and painted over, then fully removed. In some cases, the unaffected area is then also painted, independent from the original area of focus. They attempt to bring light to the question of instinctual association of form and depiction with a material object, given their somewhat contrived, but mostly unplanned, arbitrary compositions.
Other Works in Paint
Master Study of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon
Color-Aid paper on cardstock, 8 x 8 inches, 2014.
An intensive color-study and re-imagining of Pablo Picasso’s seminal work, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, completed in Color-Aid paper.
The Fire in His Eye
Acrylic paint on canvas, 4 x 6.5 feet, 2014.
Based on the West African tradition of Adinkra cloth stamp symbolism, this work attempts to cast deep multi-cultural roots by combining the idiomatic simplicity of aboriginal tradition with the Western ideal of re-contextualizing parts in unison to obtain a greater sum.
Acrylic and Latex on Canvas, 4 x 6.5 feet, 2014.
The final digit of every square number, off into infinity follows the pattern
1 – 4 – 9 – 6 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 4 – 1 – 0
Each color in this work represents one of those numbers, 1, 4, 6, 9, 5, or 0 and writes out the final digits of the first 70 square numbers, reading from left to right.