Pod Paintings

Dancing Pods
60x48 inches. Oil on canvas. 2019.
Pods with Pipe Fittings
40x30, 48x36, and 60x48 inches. Oil, colored tissue paper, and graphite on canvas. 2019.
Pod Pairs
40x30, 48x36, and 60x48 inches. Oil and colored tissue paper on canvas. 2019.
Red Horizontal Pods
30x40, 36x48, and 48x60 inches. Oil and graphite on canvas. 2018.
Pink and Gray Horizontal Pods
30x40, 36x48, and 48x60 inches. Oil and graphite on canvas. 2018.
Blue Horizontal Pods
30x40, 36x48, and 48x60 inches. Oil and graphite on canvas. 2018.
Pods with Socks
36x48 and 48x60 inches. Oil and graphite on canvas. 2019
Happy New Years Pods
36x48 inches. Oil on canvas. 2018/19.
Yard Sale
Pod paintings on display outdoors.
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Pod Paintings

Drawing in painting is a recurring activity in my artistic practice.  With my “pod paintings” I explore spontaneous but minimal line compositions with pod shapes defining their ends.  Interacting, almost dancing with each other, like swirling seaweed, they are meant to be clumsy but expressive.  In contrast to hard-edge minimalism, with exacting design, the clumsy artist’s hand evident in these paintings exude a playful personality.  However, with specific use of color, shape, and composition they are serious design.  Pushing the drawing style to collage, I add torn tissue paper and hybrid cartoony mechanical elements to the organic whole.  These works are meant to be animated and joyful.