My work in this show is not so much an indication of a specific direction, but is instead
a display of recent creative exploration.
This artwork represents my continued interest in a number of areas.
My time at Plattsburgh started in 2000, though that beginning seems a short time ago. When looking back on my work, I see a great deal of substantive changes and growth. I had considered limiting my work to a singular style or medium, but that, in a way, is similar to asking a parent to choose their favorite child. Each of the mediums presents its own challenges and opportunities for creativity. I enjoy them all.
This fall saw the long awaited publication of Rufus at Work. The first children’s book that my wife Tory and I both wrote and illustrated. These acrylic paintings are a true collaborative effort, from the planning and sketching stage through to the finished book. These paintings recently arrived back from the publishers after over a year, and seeing these images was like rediscovering an old friend. They are whimsical and playful, and hopefully as enjoyable to view as they were to make.
I continue to produce graphic, colorful, silkscreened posters. These posters satisfy a desire to wed computer created and hand produced graphics. Started as pencil sketches, these posters develop on the computer screen. Finally, they come to life through the silkscreen printing process, where I can enjoy a tactile layering of inks and concentrate on harmonies of intense color.
My collage work also provides an opportunity to combine computer and traditional collage techniques. These images are continued commentaries on boredom, insanity and flight. However, in recent years, they also explore the nature of repair—and how the hand repair of surface becomes an integral part of the history and aesthetics of an object.
| 23. Round, ||2005, ||Digital and Mixed Media, ||29 x 23|
| 24. Violet and the Pumpkin, ||2005, ||Acrylic on Paper, ||24 x 20|
| 36. Relief, ||2005, ||Digital Print, ||26 x 20|
| 37. Empty Bowls, ||2004, ||Silkscreen on Paper, ||26 x 20|
| 38. Coffee House, ||2004, ||Silkscreen on Paper, ||26 x 20|
| 39. Pet Walk, ||2005, ||Silkscreen on Paper, ||26 x 20|
| 40. Empty Bowls, ||2005, ||Silkscreen on Paper, ||26 x 20|
| 41. Passing the Passion, ||2004, ||Silkscreen on Paper, ||26 x 20|
| 42. Dark Sky, ||2005, ||Digital and Mixed Media, ||20 x 26|
| 43. Maturity, ||2005, ||Digital and Mixed Media, ||29 x 23|
| 44. Rufus and Posey, from Rufus at Work, ||2004, ||Acrylic on Paper, ||22 x 24|
| 45. Rufus in the Catnip, from Rufus at Work, ||2004, ||Acrylic on Paper, ||22 x 29|
| 46. Rufus Asleep, from Rufus at Work, ||2004, ||Acrylic on Paper, ||15 x 18|
| 47. Rufus and Fin, from Rufus at Work, ||2004, ||Acrylic on Paper, ||23 x 28|
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AN EXHIBITION OF ARTWORK BY NEW FACULTY OF PLATTSBURGH STATE ART DEPARTMENT
PLATTSBURGH STATE ART MUSEUM, BURKE GALLERY, NOVEMBER 30, 2005 - JANUARY 31, 2006
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