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2017 PAINT ABUSE
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2014-2015 KINGDOM ANIMALIA
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2014-2015 EPILOGUE: THEY MIGHT BE T-SHIRTS
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  Now in my second year living overseas in the Republic of Korea, I have finally begun painting again after a hiatus of over two years.  The new series, collectively titled, PAINT ABUSE, is the result of 6 months of intensive work. 
  I am drawing from my vast resource of imaginary characters, figures, monsters and text, moving freely on multiple levels and pulling it all together into a broad epic.  It is the sum total of a lifetime of "intelligence gathering"- drawing from life and the mind since I was old enough hold a crayon.  I remember the first word I ever wrote, "LOVE", unknowingly of course, scrawled onto a paper plate.  I still have most of my childhood drawings, and the thread continues as I draw essentially the same things I was drawing then.
  Many new pieces have more than one title.  The title part has taken on a life of its own, and is an ongoing work in progress.  I've been having a lot of fun playing with words and visual puns, sometimes editing and re-editing titles fifteen times or more. 
  My love affair with acrylics continues unabated.  I am totally at one with the medium.  When in "Full Metal Jacket" creative mode, I'm able to paint and change things as fast as I can think, thanks to acrylics.  In spite of their poor lightfastness rating, I have expanded the use of florescent pigments, because they can most closely replicate the feel of fire, the sun and the vivid coloration of some tropical fauna. 
   For now I am using mostly found supports such as plywood, masonite, metal, aluminum and and honeycomb aluminum.   
  When in New York, I  sized canvases directly onto the walls.  But here in Korea there is no space for that.    
  Ongoing inspiration for the work:
  Current events 
  Astronomy
  Bioluminsece, especially in creatures living in the perpetual night of the deep ocean
  Camouflage, mimicry and shape-shifting in nature, especially in cephalopods
  Paleontology 
  By beloved cats  
  The psychology of manipulation and predation, and how it is manifested or covered up by facial expressions 
  Ray Harryhausen and Willis O'Brien  
  Warning coloration and ornamentation in venomous animals
  My humorous outlook on life  
  Jared French 
  The music of Yngwie Malsteem 
  The beauty of life, and how life on Earth is at the same time fragile and unstoppable 
 
  My sense of outrage has always been intrinsic to my oeuvre.  In this new series anger again takes center stage.   It is my firewood, my fuel rods, and I use it to express, in livid color, a controlled madness.
 
  Other source material:  
 The remembrance of things from childhood  
  American TV adverstising, and how it repeatedly kicks viewers between the eyes, rendering them effectively brain dead over time 
  Fragments of dialogue with friends that sometimes become visual concepts for paintings
  The absurdity of the art world 
 
  Thank you for looking at the site. 
  






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