Friday, January 31, 2014

From The Ashes: Rebirth of the Human Spirit


Two of my new large door paintings "Trans-Immersion" and "Joy In The Morning" along with one work on paper "Better Days Ahead" will be exhibited in the group show From The Ashes: Rebirth of the Human Spirit at Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th Street N.W. in Washington D.C. from February 11 through March 4, 2014. The opening reception will be held, Saturday, February 15, 5 - 8:00 p.m.

An Autobiography of Social Justice Art Education

My altered book "An Autobiography of Social Justice Art Education" is on view through February 9 with other artwork by Art Education students at the Corcoran College of Art+Design in the White Walls Gallery. This book was created last summer for an Art and Social Justice class. 

Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm Getting There

I'm feeling a lot better about the direction this painting is going. The elements seem to flow better. I like the translucency of the bottom portion and what's happening with the dark elements in the middle. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mo Better Painting

As I studied my painting in progress, I decided to soften the top section and add more textured elements. At the bottom I wanted to make the painting look fluid and give the feeling of being immersed in water.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

When and Where We Enter

I've always wanted to paint big. When I was invited to show some of my paintings at a large gallery space in D.C.'s Chinatown in February, it gave me just the push to bring my desire to life. I decided to buy some doors and paint on that. I liked the idea of wood and what doors signify. I think doors are metaphors for so many things, such as impediments in life or on the other hand, openings for new opportunities to enter.

Beginnings of my painting "Trans-Immersion" for the From The Ashes: Rebirth of the Human Spirit exhibition February 11 - March 4, 2014 at Pepco Edison Gallery Place, Washington, D.C.