my still life work

I believe in the "magic" of objects. Objects, whether man-made or natural, have the power to transport us through time and space. Objects whisper words from cherished loved ones, dance to the tunes of faded youth, and echo the bittersweet of life experience. We feather our nests with these shiny things throughout the course of our lives.  My compositions are slowly crafted to tell visual stories which are both personal and universal.  Often my symbolism challenges the core beliefs found in the religious traditions of our western world as compared to an atheist perspective.

I began “The Latin Series” as an exercise in art therapy to help me reconcile the death of a beloved family member. Each painting began with my symbol of love, the iris, which is both perennial and fragile in nature. From this central focal point I worked outward, spending a great deal of time thinking about other objects or animals that might relate to each other in some way to express my thoughts on life, relationships, and loss. Latin titles were selected to give guidance to the viewer as to my thoughts and motivation.

 

I am drawn to surrealism as it depicts a world where time is meaningless and gravity does not rule. In my surreal landscapes, objects are possessed by the spirits of positive and negative emotions or are carried by my little hummingbird messengers to add further depth to the story. Hopefully my work will connect emotionally with viewers, encouraging them to unmask these objects to discover their spiritual core and find personal meaning within.

THEOLOGICA

THEOLOGICA

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 36" x 2.25" (Translation: "Religion") $2000

HORA FUGIT

HORA FUGIT

Unframed oil on panel, 36" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "The Hour Passes") $2000

VOLO NOS EXSISTO MEMORES

VOLO NOS EXSISTO MEMORES

Framed oil on canvas, 30" x 22" x 1.5" (Translation: "Will We Be Remembered?") $2100

NON OMNIS MORIAR

NON OMNIS MORIAR

Framed oil on canvas, 30" x 22" x 1.5" (Translation: "I Shall Not All Die") $2100

AUDITE TENUS CAUSA

AUDITE TENUS CAUSA

Unframed oil on panel, 36" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "Listen to Reason - Ignorance is Poison") SOLD

NATIVITATE AMBIGUAM

NATIVITATE AMBIGUAM

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 36" x 2.25" (Translation: "Questionable Birth") $2000

FINIS

FINIS

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "The End" SOLD

COMPELLO NOS SUPER INFINITIO

COMPELLO NOS SUPER INFINITIO

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 36" x 2.25" (Translation: "Tell Us About Eternity") $2000

CARMEN PALLOR

CARMEN PALLOR

Unframed oil on canvas, 18" x 24" x 1.5" (Translation: "Faded Song") To purchase, contact LROSS GALLERY, MEMPHIS, TN $1250 CALL 901-767-2200

ANIMA

ANIMA

Unframed oil on panel, 16" x 20" x 1.75" (Translation: "Spirit") $1000

SPERO

SPERO

Unframed oil on panel,16" x 20" x 1.75", 2015 (Translation: "Hope") SOLD

PALLOR MEMORIA

PALLOR MEMORIA

Unframed oil on canvas,18" x 24" x 2.25", (Translation: "Faded Memory") SOLD

MEMINI

MEMINI

Framed oil on canvas,16" x 20" x 1" (Translation: "I Remember") $1100

AMOR FRACTUS

AMOR FRACTUS

Unframed 24" x 24" x 2.25" oil on panel, 2015 (Translation: "Broken Love") SOLD

PACTUM FRACTUS

PACTUM FRACTUS

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "Broken Agreement") $1500

THEATRUM

THEATRUM

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "Theatre") To purchase, contact LROSS GALLERY, MEMPHIS, TN $1500 CALL 901-767-2200

TRANSITUS

TRANSITUS

Unframed oil on panel, 24" x 24" x 2.25" (Translation: "Transition") To purchase, contact LROSS GALLERY, MEMPHIS, TN $1500 CALL 901-767-2200

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