Category: Abstract Works

A chronological listing of all of my abstract paintings and drawings. While the styles vary, the common denominator to all of these works is spontaneity with an intent to disassociate ego from the creative process.

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Altar (2013)

Altar (2013)

Chalk and charcoal on watercolor paper
8 x 14 inches

The first of four pieces that were created quickly within a span of a week in the summer of 2013 for a series I titled “Church of the Zero-Point Field.”

Expanding my experimentation with surrealist automatism, which I used to create my Water Works series, I started each piece by making random charcoal lines and unconsciously connecting them until enclosed areas and shapes emerged for me to color in. While they were completely unplanned, I realized when I finished that each piece represented to me an aspect of something I’m fascinated by: Einstein’s concept of the zero-point field, and the metaphysical interpretation that this quantum energy field is what connects everyone and everything in the universe, past, present, and future.

Water Work 4 (2013)

Number 4 (2013)

Acrylic and water on canvas
22 x 28 inches

The fourth piece in an ongoing series of paintings that I began in 2013 using water tinted with acrylic. The compositions take shape as the water moves around the canvas, which I tilt and pitch arbitrarily. I also use a high-powered hair dryer to manipulate the drips and pools that develop. These unplanned pieces were my first experiments with surrealist automatism, which is a process that I now employ in all of my work.

Water Work 3 (2013)

Water Works Number 3

Acrylic and water on canvas
16 x 20 inches

The third piece in an ongoing series of paintings that I began in 2013 using water tinted with acrylic. The compositions take shape as the water moves around the canvas, which I tilt and pitch arbitrarily. I also use a high-powered hair dryer to manipulate the drips and pools that develop. These unplanned pieces were my first experiments with surrealist automatism, which is a process that I now employ in all of my work.

Water Work 2 (2013)

Water Works Number 2

Acrylic and water on canvas
16 x 20 inches

The second piece in an ongoing series of paintings that I began in 2013 using water tinted with acrylic. The compositions take shape as the water moves around the canvas, which I tilt and pitch arbitrarily. I also use a high-powered hair dryer to manipulate the drips and pools that develop. These unplanned pieces were my first experiments with surrealist automatism, which is a process that I now employ in all of my work.

Water Work 1 (2013)

Water Works Number 1

Acrylic and water on canvas
16 x 20 inches

The first piece in an ongoing series of paintings that I began in 2013 using water tinted with acrylic. The compositions take shape as the water moves around the canvas, which I tilt and pitch arbitrarily. I also use a high-powered hair dryer to manipulate the drips and pools that develop. These unplanned pieces were my first experiments with surrealist automatism, which is a process that I now employ in all of my work.