TWILIGHT BOATS Acrylic on Linen 30" x40"
STAR OF SAUGATUCK II Acrylic on Linen 9" x 12" ©2011
COSTA CONCORDIA I Acrylic on Linen 9" x 14" ©2012
DOCKING IN GLORY Acrylic on linen 21" x 32" ©2013
AUGUSTUS TOURIST CLASS LOUNGE Acrylic on Canvas 10" round in 15" porthole ©2013
Acrylic on Linen 22” x 30” ©2014
America's last steam-powered lighthouse tender
Visiting the LILAC, NYC
"LILAC ENGINE ROOM" in 'INDUSTRIALISM' at
the ART FACTORY, PATERSON, NJ
"UNDER PROTECTION: Pom Palms" Acrylic on board 6" x 12" ©2007-19
PACKARD MOURNERS (in-progress) DETROIT
Serving a decorative function from atop a credenza I (and Anthony, too) take a closer look at figurines in a larger scale and context, inviting the viewer into the moment to find relevance in contemporary times.
My grandmother Iluminada’s homes in NYC and Spain were filled with Dresden style figurines.
At age 2 she began telling me,
“You don’t touch MY things, I don’t touch YOURS.”
I thought that was the way of all lands and would never after be comfortable with anyone touching my stuff. Likewise and effectively, my sense of boundaries placed ‘the stuff of others far from my interest.
As if preserved in frilly forms, persons and animals enjoy peace in bucolic settings. Such gentle romanticized interactions might leave us longing for that kind of joyous, but fragile love.
Relationships are delicate like that.
7 new paintings started
The pair of paintings, “FOR A SONG” represent the subtle power of music as a spellbinding force. Cupid connects the listening girl to the accordion player.
Music is the catalyst of desire preparing to shoot an arrow to impale the unsuspecting pair with love.
and more to come—
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