Inverted Bestiary: The Reverse Hippocampus

Reverse Hippocampus

A lesser known cousin to the majestic “sea horse” of yore, the Reverse Hippocampus dwells in shallow lakes and rivers, where it plods along the bottom while carefully keeping its gills submerged.  Few mortals have ridden upon this fabled beast; those who have done so describe the experience as “unexhilarating.”

Inverted Bestiary: The Reverse Griffin

Reverse Griffin

Combining the leftover parts of the conventional griffin- head and front legs of a lion, eagle’s back half (minus the wings)- the Reverse Griffin is a proud and profoundly insecure beast.  Due to its extreme front-heaviness, it has a tendency to fall on its face while pursuing prey.  Nonetheless, mocking the reverse griffin is not advised.

Monster Drawing Rally!

This coming Saturday (4/12), I will be participating in SPACES Gallery’s 2014 Monster Drawing Rally!  For those unfamiliar with the event, about 100 artists will be drawing live in the gallery over one-hour shifts (one is not required to draw monsters per se, but really, why wouldn’t you?).  At the end of each shift, the finished drawings go up for sale immediately, with all proceeds benefiting SPACES.  I’ve participated a couple years in the past, and it’s always a tremendously fun, energetic event.  I’ll be drawing during the 8-9pm shift.

The Souls of Things

A belated update on the paintings that have kept me busy for the past few months.  All of the following are oil on wood, measuring 10×10″, and all are currently on display at Cleveland’s Rotten Meat Gallery.

The Soul of Deceptively Insignificant Coincidences

The Soul of Deceptively Insignificant Coincidences

The Soul of Things One Would Prefer Not to Think About

The Soul of Things One Would Prefer Not to Think About

The Soul of Things That Are Not Quite One Thing and Not Quite Another

The Soul of Things That Are Not Quite One Thing and Not Quite Another

The Soul of Emergent Properties

The Soul of Emergent Properties

The Soul of Things Belonging to Other People

The Soul of Things Belonging to Other People

The Soul of Unwelcome Realizations

The Soul of Unwelcome Realizations

The Soul of Things No Longer Thought About

The Soul of Things No Longer Thought About

Show Announcement!

Rotten Meat Promo

After some months of preparation, I am terribly excited to announce an upcoming solo show of my work at Cleveland’s Rotten Meat Gallery.  In Defense of Absurd Cosmologies will feature recent paintings, including the completed Falls series, as well a number of brand-new works from this year.  The opening reception will be on March 14th, from 6-10pm.