Poe’s Law

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“Poe’s Law,” 2017, oil on cheap canvas, 30″ x 40″

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I think, as a painter, you know you’re work is done when you lose interest…

Yes, it’s complete and I must say that I’ve come to the conclusion that the only part of this painting that the viewer looks at – at least from the comments on Facebook (mostly male)- is this guy’s dick and its size.  Well, that was blunt, wasn’t it?  It prompted me to rework his scrotum, which, of course, made me more than a little self-conscious – where previously I had no reservations.  Geeze.  It is done – but now I think his head is too big!  ha!

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Beauty: 404 Page Not Found, 2017, oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches

Ok, now you can call it a trend…

The Editors at Clamor, the Arts & Literary Journal at the University of Washington Bothell evidently found a compelling interest in the series [/life in the Matrix] and I’m pleased to announce each of my submissions has been selected for publication in the upcoming 2017 edition. Thank you Editors!These pieces challenge the acceptance of propaganda that disposes with the truth by pointing to an imaginary reality and part of series of work designed as [/life in the Matrix].My intention is clear, while the narrative might not be immediately recognizable, my art encourages the viewer to take a long look. In creating these pieces the visual clues I use are often contextually abstract and subjects are placed in improbable circumstances, bordering on the surreal, but based in realism.

oh, by the way…

I suppose this could have been cheerier.  But alas, I’ve been more than a little annoyed with media manipulation and the plan to have an “unaware and compliant citizenry.”

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detail, Lost in Transmission: [/life in the Matrix], 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

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detail, Lost in Transmission, 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

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Lost in Transmission: [/life in the Matrix], 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Invasion [/life in the Matrix]

I could just keep painting and painting and painting…but, the vision wouldn’t become any clearer.  So.  Here.  And, that’s not an angel….it’s Kewpie with wings.  Context is everything.

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Invasion: [/life in the Matrix], 2016, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches.