Recent Works

I am working on a series of paintings, spotlighting my longtime fascination with faces and the microcosm of social media. I have visualized a group of strangers, 50 or so people, by only their words on a screen. I became intrigued by the way my mind filtered information and perceptions to create a visual of a particular person. Individual human nature, over a lifetime, writes unconscious narratives about other people. These narratives are collected and formed by your personal experiences. Via the phenomena of social media blogging, and within the context of the written word, I unconsciously assigned characteristics to each person that was in contact with me. By observing this idea, I became aware of not just the "common" prejudices I attributed i.e., racism, sexism, ageism, but also the more hidden and less important preconceptions we have of people. These characteristics to voluminous, varied, and individual as fingerprints began to unravel the idea of diversity. Cubism as a tool facilitates to elucidate that which I see beyond the nose, the eyes, and the mouth. In Cubism,  perspective with a single viewpoint is abandoned, and use is made of a multitude of views to represent a subject in a greater context. This concept of understanding how to translate words and language into a visual representation of a person served to upend diversity by demonstrating that through individual personal filters, you come full circle to commonality. The effects of social media are thoroughly documented. The findings are often negative on communication and society; there is integrity to these findings. However, there is always a yin and yang to everything, and that is where this work resides.

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Terry Hurlbut aka Temalakos
Terry Hurlbut aka Temalakos

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 6 2017

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Robert Swinland
Robert Swinland

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 6 2017

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Sheila Carrighan
Sheila Carrighan

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 12 2017

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Glenn Maggot Marlow
Glenn Maggot Marlow

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 6 2017

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Anne Rey
Anne Rey

Polycolor Vinyl, Gesso Board 12 x 12 2016

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John Richardson aka JR
John Richardson aka JR

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Lee Sackett aka Old Salt
Lee Sackett aka Old Salt

Polycolor Vinyl,Gesso Board 12 x 12 2015

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Fayola Dickenson, aka.Doofie
Fayola Dickenson, aka.Doofie

Polycolor Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 16 2015

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Serenity
Serenity

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 6 2016

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William Sisson
William Sisson

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2017

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Jerry L. Hughes aka JL
Jerry L. Hughes aka JL

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 12 2015

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Steven Majors aka Steverno
Steven Majors aka Steverno

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Dave Dennis aka D Dogbreath
Dave Dennis aka D Dogbreath

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 6 2016

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China Montgomery aka Charu, Nana
China Montgomery aka Charu, Nana

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2016

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Balladeer
Balladeer

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 12 2016

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George Todd aka Tee Quake
George Todd aka Tee Quake

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Glenda McClane aka Jezey
Glenda McClane aka Jezey

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Larry Lawson aka Hombre
Larry Lawson aka Hombre

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Betz
Betz

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 6 x 6 2015

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Terry Grimwood aka Bucc, ITMA
Terry Grimwood aka Bucc, ITMA

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 16 2015

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Chris Crossont aka Roddy Piper
Chris Crossont aka Roddy Piper

Poly Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 12 2017

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Ricki Ricardo
Ricki Ricardo

Polycolor Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 16 2015

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Tom Gibson aka. Tommyg
Tom Gibson aka. Tommyg

Polycolor Vinyl, Gesso Board, 12 x 12 2016

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Kat Smith
Kat Smith

Polycolor Vinyl,Gesso Board 6 x 6 2016

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Karen Shribner
Karen Shribner

Polycolor Vinyl,Gesso Board, 12 x 12, 2015

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