At Christmastime we went to see my in-laws and many friends in Quito, and we got down to my favorite beach, Canoa in the province of Manabi. Stayed at the Bambu. These four paintings are from that trip and reflect my evolving vision, articulated in my most recent Artist's Statement for this current show at Baked & Wired here in Georgetown. I'll put it down at the bottom of this post.
Horizon Dweller (24 X 30")
Dance of the Earthmovers (24 X 30")
Waves and Fishing Boat (20 X 26")
Canoas (20 X 48"), sold.
Henri, Bellows, and the Bay Area figurative painters inform my work, but I’m consumed by a 21st-century admiration for our devastated natural world. Bridges, ships, and human forms in nature serve as motifs for contemplating humanity’s notions of liberation and progress in light of the biosphere’s diminishing robustness. The tragic beauty of oil rigs, mining operations, and commercial fisheries are subjects I plan to explore in 2011.