These pieces are all part of my progression as an artist. There's a range in dates, sizes, materials, style, sub-techniques and subject matter. Basic materials include: oxidized iron, copper and bronze on canvas. Then I explore aluminum, brass, zinc, earth, stones, crystals, gems, shells, even spices, insects, roots, leaves, branches, wood, and basically anything from the earth. Some of the pop pieces are imaged digitally using D.i.i. Digital Image Infusion. This is a UV light based wax pigment based digital imaging technique I've been exploring. I like it because the work is a statement of Juxtaposing techniques, mentalities, even societies. On one hand, the base of the painting is so earthy, but the Pop Image is actually a digitally fused burn into the metal, like a modern "Branding Iron". Virtually none of these pieces are silk-screened. This is how I make my paintings.
I don't really know who the first artist was to oxidize canvas, but it seems it may be Andy Warhol with Basquiat. You can read more about their experiments online. Just Google it.
Sometime in late 2002, it dawned on me that it had been about a decade since Warhol had died, and whatever happened to those oxidized canvases?! Then I looked around the artworld, and I just couldn't find it anywhere! So I ground up pennies and made copper dust and then applied rust flakes and rust dust from some scrap iron I found in Soho back then. And the painting worked! And sold immediately. I knew I was into something. Since then, I've made and sold thousands of paintings. Had shows around the world. Had a publisher who was as shrewd as they come. Had amazing lovers and great romances, and been on a magical mystery tour of my own.
I wish I had taken more photos of more pieces, but this will give you an idea of some of my previous work. Pretty sure each of these are sold, but if you like anything here and want a piece of your own, let me know and I will make one for you. If you are a return collector from before 2014, I am thrilled to see you again. Please be aware, that the prices for my paintings have risen since surviving my massive heart attack and getting an appraisal report from Sothebys on selected works. I also have "Body Mind Spirit" in the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN.
Blessings to you and yours. Thank you for collecting my work.