Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race" - Amedeo Modigliani

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate. It is my duty to voice the sufferings of humankind, the never-ending sufferings heaped mountain-high. This is my task, but it is not an easy one to fulfill." -Kathe Kollwitz 1920

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A man should learn to detect...that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within...Yet he dismisses without notice his thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; and they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Barnabus Browning
Was scared of drowning,
So he never would swim
Or get into a boat
Or take a bath
Or cross a moat.
He was just sad day and night
With his door locked tight
And the windows nailed down,
Shaking with fear
That a wave might appear,
And cried so many tears
That they filled up the room
And he drowned.

Fear by Shell Silverstein

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

“Anyone could ramble on and leave big spaces between the words, but the trick was to come up with convincing arguments to prove the necessity of talking.”

– June 21, 1942 from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This is a recent commission I created for a bride and groom and they're wedding party. The style was inspired by scenic Maxfield Parrish paintings, Where the wild things, and Peter Pan.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

"I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum. I am for an art that grows up not knowing it is art at all, and an art given the chance of having a starting point at zero. I am for an art that embroils itself with everyday crap and still comes out on top. I am for an art that imitates the human, that is comic, if necessary, or violent, or whatever is necessary. I am for an art that takes its form from the lines of life itself, that twists and extends and accumulates and spits and drips and is heavy and coarse and blunt and sweet and stupid like life itself" - Elizabeth Murray