ARTPRIZE ENTRY, 2011, Hopcat Acrylic on canvas, 4.5 ft. H x 5 W ft. wrapped sides, unframed, Original Not Available
More abstract and exploratory, my main motivation in this creation was to deal with my inner turmoil, a result from the death of my infant daughter in 2005. Life, in all its fullness, is good and beautiful. Although things can be bottled up, we can persevere! This painting taps into the human condition; frailties, fears and joys. Varied, colorful, glass bottles and vases fill the canvas entirely. One bottle conveys the human form, another suggests a heart. Upon further inspection, the viewer sees a multitude of images within the reflections and nuances of the bottles. Or, perhaps, the viewer sees the images first, and the bottles secondary. Images depict happiness, dreams, grief, and community. The vessels represent our fragile bodies. The internal images give us a peek into the soul. Bottled Up is meant to encourage contemplation. Original not for sale.
Glass Window, oil on canvas, 38 inches W x 30 inches H
Original Available, $1300 tax & shipping extra Oil on canvas, 38 inches W x 30 inches H Framed in matte black wood to 34 inches H x 44 inches W A colorful, distorted reality. By turning the bottles on their side, an abstract world emerges; the painting almost becomes a landscape. Can be displayed either horizontally or vertically, with initial signature in corner.
Bottle Distortion, oil on canvas, 3 ft. H x 4 ft. W
Original Not Available Created in 2008 Oil on canvas, 3 ft. H x 4 ft. W Unframed, wrapped edges These bottles share a unique perspective. By looking up at them from below, the bottles are elevated in stature. Their vibrant, transparent colors reflect and co-mingle.
Botellas, Acrylic on canvas, 15" W x 30" H
Original Available, $300 tax & shipping extra
Created in 2014 Acrylic on canvas, 15 inches W x 30 inches H Framed in matte black wood to 18 inches W x 32 inches H