Sunday, September 11, 2011

ACTION PAINTING


Missle Defense
This Painting is from 96- finally realized its vast potential.





Ultimate Missle Defense





Western





Breakout






Breakout 2





Breakout: The Next Level





Breakout Extreme





Beyond Breakout





Super Breakout



Throw-Till-U-Win

More Trees and Buildings



View from 6th Street Roof






Highbridge Tower Through Cherries






Across The Road






Treetops and Lights






Swindler Cove, Baccharis and Goldenrod in Bloom






Paulownia Trunk






Cryptomeria






7th Street Rooftops

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Park Paintings

I've been painting these small landscapes in NYC Parks recently, mostly in my new neighborhood of Inwood.


"Henry Hudson Bridge" 2009, 24"x 12", oil on canvas




"Henry Hudson Bridge 2" 2009,16"x 20", oil on canvas




"Inwood Fields" 2009, 12"x 24", oil on canvas




"Isham Street" 2009, 12"x26", oil on canvas




"Sweetgum Branches, Doughboy Park" 2009, 24"x14", oil on canvas

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tower of Song (remix)



That's Liam Parry's arm.

"Whosoever unceasingly strives upward... him can we save,"






For



What



Then?


Perfect Vessels



"... Then history began to accelerate; whereas, in the past, man had lived continuously in the same setting, in a society that changed only very slowly, now the moment arrived when he suddenly began to feel history moving beneath his feet, like a rolling sidewalk; the status quo was in motion! All at once being comfortable with the status quo was the same thing as being comfortable with History on the move! Which meant that a person could be both progressive and conformist, conservative and a rebel, at the same time!

When Camus was attacked as a reactionary by Sartre and his bunch, he got off the famous remark about people who had "merely set down their armchair in the direction of History"; Camus was right, but he did not know that the precious chair was on wheels, and that for some time already everyone had been pushing it forward...

It was then that a certain number of Rimbaud's heirs grasped this extraordinary thing: today the only modernism worthy of the name is antimodern modernism."

Milan Kundera, from "Die Weltliteratur"
The New Yorker, Jan. 8, 2007



I made these small (16"x14"x3") sculptures in 2006. They are narrow paintings that open out of a carved piece of wood. A chunk of landscape on the go. All-terrain birds in flight. A vessel to carry memories into the big unknown. An armchair (or desktop) image of the rolling sidewalk.







Receding Vessel
2008
12"x 7"x 8"




"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."