Portfolio > Cloudscapes

This series of cloudscapes were painted in oils in order to express the luminosity and ephemeral nature of the subject matter. In the work, I explore cloudscapes as a metaphor for the human experience. Clouds, of course, are always shifting in form and character; the human condition is much the same. We are all in flux throughout our lives, changed by our surroundings, by our relationships, and by our physiology. Despite this, we consider ourselves more or less a fixed entity, observing the world and our relationship to it as a continuum. Although we can see the often-drastic metamorphosis of our lives, we never-the-less remain tied to the thing we call the self. To highlight this perhaps erroneous belief, I depict this ordinarily transmogrifying subject as still. The abstract mark making, which often appears as moving, as well as the choices in layered color glazes, are intended as a visual commentary. They signify an existential reaction to our temporal experience. Encoded in these painted elements are emotional responses ranging from joy to anxiety.

To Hold
Oil on Canvas
2014
$15000
Transient Messenger
Oil on Canvas
2014
Awakened by Sleep
Oil on Canvas
2014
$1500
Ire and Elation
Oil on Canvas
2014
$3000
A Glimpse of What is to Come
Oil on Canvas
2016
$5000
Noctilucent
Oil on Canvas
2014
$4000
Tumult (study)
Oil on Canvas
2014
Lament
Oil on Canvas
2014
$3000
Obscured
Oil on Canvas
2014
Father's Day (for E)
Oil on Canvas
18"X30"
2014
Procession II (Veritas Virga)
Oil on Canvas
48"X50"
2013
Procession I
Oil on Canvas
24"X36"
2013
$3000
Colossus
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"
2013
$2000
Reverie
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"
2013
$2000
The Ineffable State of Being
Oil on Canvas
36"X60"
2014
Untitled # 6
Oil on Canvas
38"X60"
2013
$3000
Ephemera
Oil on Canvas
24"X36"
2014
$5000
Hands Raised to Empyrean
Oil on Shaped Canvas
48" Diameter
2014
$3500
Empyrean 1
Oil on Shaped Canvas
50"X50"X50"
2011
$3000
Serpentine
Oil on Canvas
24"X24"
2012
$2000
Untitled #5
Oil on Shaped Canvas
48", 44"X 60"
2012
$3500