My current work is concerned primarily with the hypnotic, meditative effect that it can produce. Drawing stylistically from both traditional painting and modern movements such as graphic art and graffiti, the work is intended to be experienced over time, allowing the interwoven compositions to create a dynamic, moving field rather than a static image. If the viewer will give them space, enter a more meditative state and "listen to the music with their eyes," the paintings will communicate on a more spiritual and emotional level, through pure color and rhythm.
Color is a power which directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, purposfully, to cause vibrations in the Soul. -Wassily Kandinsky
A feeling of hope and new possibility after weathering a time of difficulty
A feeling of happiness and hopefulness, effusive and floating.
This one was painted as a response to the memorial service for Antonio Ramos, who was killed while working on a mural in Oakland. The title comes from a poem written by his brother, as a cry for hope for the continuing evolution of humanity.
Pushing my experimentation with perspective farther than it has gone, to the point of optical illusion.
Rectilinear forms become flowing, cascading movement.
Weaving several compositions together--a vortex, geometric forms, and a lot of shimmering detail work.
Title appropriated from the title of an album by Oakland musicians Subtle, pretty perfectly encapsulates what I'm doing with all of my work.
This painting was a response to feeling "preyed upon" by people concerned primarily with money after a particularly intense studio showing... weaving the feelings into something beautiful not only resulted in a great painting, but helped to process those emotions as part of the larger whole of my career as an artist.
The fifth in my "Christmas Star" series, based partially on a biblical image of the sky being torn open that is still recalled from my youth.
Inspired by the steel and fire sculpture "Kali" by Ryon Gesink
light soul. geometry bubbling up into formlessness and then grid.
Another one pushing the limits of formlessness in my work.
An exploration of activity and formlessness. A Higgs Boson is a fundamental particle of physics.
A reflection on the necessity of destruction for creation, as personified in Shiva in Hindu.
A prelude to Shiva's Trident
A tribute to Lou Reed, shortly after his death.
A tribute to my favorite painting teacher, upon hearing of her death.
Inspired by the saying "The brightest candle burns the briefest," as an affirmation of giving your all regardless of the consequences.
Originally conceived as a study for the later "Brighter Still Brief Candle," but took on its own life.
Inspired by Van Gogh and a song by Moonface.
Organic form generated from geometry, disintegrating into formless
graffiti-influenced response to the tagging of my truck.
Loose form transitioning into a grid when viewed closely
painted over the course of two months following my last grandfather's death.
inspired by graffiti and the song "OwlShark" by Doseone
"You were in a mood when you painted this one..." -passerby