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Numbers of fatalities during the Iraq war 2003 - 2011
acrylic on canvas
Names and ages of casualties of the Iraq war under the age of 21
Mixed media installation
84" x 80" ea

My painting process proceeds intuitively. I allow the imagery and the materials to lead me into a deeply personal investigation of memory, spirituality, and political and humanitarian realities. more


2020 will bring another spectacular season at AMP Gallery, Provincetown
432 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA

Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Acrylic Painting, Fridays 6:30-9:30pm 1/17/2020-3/6/2020

"Kivalina" won a second place juror's prize at Mother Brook Art Center in December. Here are the juror's observations:
"Despite bright colors and droll houses of "Kivalina," one can't help but feel that this painting is more than it seems. In fact, it seems rather ominous. The outlines of houses are simple and imprecise, as if made by a child, imparting a sense of familiarity and home. However, the drips of paint and wax and encased slips of paper, houses buried under layers of translucent material, the almost toxic yellow shade of the crusty globs creeping in from the edge of the canvas, and--most of all--the tally marks on some of the houses impart a sense of being trapped or being in danger. A quick google query confirms this sensation of dread: Kivalina is a small Alaskan village facing imminent destruction due to rising sea levels. With simple, universally recognizable imagery and diverse textures, [Kivalina] makes a striking statement about the threat to home--and the planet--posed by climate change." --Vicky Rodriguez