Painting of the week: “Osage chiasm”

This week’s featured painting is an odd one I created way back in 2009.  “Osage chiasm” (that’s chiasm not chasm) is 20″H by 16″W, and is acrylic on canvas.  The piece is essentially a stylized portrait of one of my favorite trees: a very old Osage orange that lives on the Nethermead in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  This painting has been in my living room for the past several years, and I look at it every day.  The photo doesn’t quite do it justice: the colors are weird and don’t reproduce well.  In the real life the blues of the sky are considerably more vivid.

“Osage chiasm” acrylic on canvas, 20×16″, 2009.

Featured Painting of the Week: Bonsai in Bloom

The featured painting of the week is back after a short hiatus.  This week we have “Bonsai in Bloom,” a painting in acrylic I created in 2010.  The painting is 30 inches wide (about 76cm) and 24 inches tall (60cm).  It is available for sale and is listed in my Square store.  Of course, if you would like to see the painting in person, contact me and we’ll make a date!

"Bonsai in Bloom", acrylic on canvas, 24x30", 2010

Featured painting of the week

Manomayakaya #1 (Guardians at the well of percipience), mixed media on canvas, 30x30", 2011.
Manomayakaya #1 (Guardians at the well of percipience), mixed media on canvas, 30×30″, 2011.

This week’s featured painting is Manomayakaya #1 (Guardians at the well of percipience), a painting I created in 2011.  It is among the earliest (perhaps even the first) of the square canvases I’ve done.

This piece is ‘mixed media’ — in this case acrylic and oil on canvas.

It is currently for sale.  You can see sale details in my Square store here.

Another view of Manomayakaya #1 in my studio among my other paintings.
Another view of Manomayakaya #1 in my studio among my other paintings.

 

Featured painting of the week: “I will plant companionship thick as trees …”

This week’s featured painting is a piece I created back in 2010 for a special exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Calamus edition of Walt Whitman’s celebrated Leaves of Grass. The title of the piece, “I will plant companionship thick as trees” is a quote from one of Whitman’s Calamus poems, which are remarkable for their frank celebration of same-sex love.  The painting debuted at the special Calamus exhibition at the Hudson Guild (Manhattan) in spring 2010. This piece turned out to be the first of several Calamus inspired paintings I created that year.  The painting was also included in my solo exhibition at Thoughtworks in Manhattan 2013.

I will plant companionship thick as trees ... (Calamus I), acrylic on canvas, 30Hx20W", 2010
I will plant companionship thick as trees … (Calamus I), acrylic on canvas, 30Hx20W”, 2010

I’m offering it for sale now through my online Square shop.  If you are interested in owning this singular work of art and are in New York City, you’re more than welcome to visit me in Brooklyn to see the piece.

Another view of Calamus I as it appeared in my show at Thoughtworks during Summer 2013.
Another view of Calamus I as it appeared in my show at Thoughtworks during Summer 2013.