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Since I am having to take a couple days off from my new projects, I figured I could post one of my older ones from 2015 from my series “American Wilderness”, which was my first solo show of my career at Roq La Rue Gallery:


“Vulpes vulpes”, 2015, Ball point pen, Ink pencils, Acrylic ink, Marker, Colored pencil, Graphite, and Gel pen  on Hot-Pressed Watercolor Paper, 18 ¼ inches by 24 inches (22 inches by 28 inches framed in custom black frame)


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“I don’t mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing. I mistrust the picture of reality conveyed to us by our senses, which is imperfect and circumscribed.“

Happy birthday, Gerhard Richter! Richter works in many mediums including #painting, #photography, and #sculpture. This self-portrait looks like a blurred photograph, but is actually an oil painting. View other works of Richter’s from the MoMA’s collection at mo.ma/gerhardrichter.

[Gerhard Richter. Self-Portrait. 1996. Oil on linen. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder and Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. © 2017 Gerhard Richter]

“Simplicity is not an end in art, but we usually arrive at simplicity as we approach the true sense of things.”

Constantin Brancusi, pioneer of modern sculpture, was born on this day in 1876. Fishis an embodiment of an idea, depicting a fish’s movements through water and the moving water itself. Brancusi described the sculpture as the fish’s “speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water…the flash of its spirit.” Learn more

[Constantin Brancusi. Fish. Paris 1930. Blue-gray marble, marble, limestone. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris]

Happy birthday to Jeff Koons!

“You know the reason why I used a basketball over another object is for the purity of it. It’s an inflatable - it relates to our human experience to be alive. We have to breathe. If the ball would be deflated, it would be a symbol of death. But, it’s inflated so it’s a symbol of life.”

Learn more about the Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, One Wilson Supershot) and how Koons views readymades in art. 

[Jeff Koons. Three Ball 50/50 Tank (Two Dr. J. Silver Series, One Wilson Supershot).1985. Glass, painted steel, distilled water, plastic, and three basketballs. Gift of Werner and Elaine Dannheisser. © 2017 Jeff Koons]