Harajuku dixie cup

paintings inspired by the youth culture in tokyos harajuku district
harajuku station 36 x 36 sold


candystriped 24 x 20 sold

flood paintings

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12/4/08


latest flood paintings


Bayou 1 30x30 oil 09
The Floating City series



Bayou 2 30x30 oil 09
The Floating city Series


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11/8/08


Santeras


Trinidad 20 x 20 oil 08 SOLD



trinity 36 x 36 oil 08 sold


detail, black madonna sold


Personal icons as everyday saints
There is a difference between making an icon, and having it become the object of worship, and making a representation that expresses a truth about God. We cannot depict the Father, the Holy Spirit, or the Trinity. .Herein lies the contradiction of faith, invisible and boundless, yet evidenced through our very real humanity. I became a santera: a saint maker; interpreting the holy moments of each day through a Child's eye.I'm fascinated by the Trinity as a metaphor for aspects of ourselves- If we reveal our spiritual nature when we release our sense of separateness from one another, then it is inevitable that in each new work, the figures grew increasing similar and androgynous.


11/4/08


return to Abstract Figurative Work



By the lake
36 x 24 oil 09





Dreaming of tightrope and trapeze
36 x 36 oil 09




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11/3/08


Harajuku Station

Harajuku Girls at Artist-Xchange Gallery


















girl at harajuku station 42 x 42 oil 2008

new paintings from my series Harajuku Dixie Cup
inspired by the pop culture in tokyo's Harajuku district

11/1/08


latest orisha paintings march



mother of saint 36 x 36 oil 09


detail "Mother of Saint"


oxum admiring her reflection 30 x 30 oil 09

Paintings celebrating the Orishas
Afro Carribean Mothers of Saint
The Yoruba believe that each person has a Guardian Spirit called an "Orisha". Orisha are aspects of the Supreme Being that are manifested as forces of nature. When Yoruba slaves were brought to the New World they brought their beliefs with them. This belief system is known as "Santeria" in Cuba and as “Candomble” in Brazil. The Orishas are considered Santos “saints” responsible for different parts of life with different attributes and myths attached.
Three freed female slaves in Bahia Salvador, Brazil began worshipping the forbidden African religion by merging Orishas with Catholic Saints until they were allowed to worship freely. Slaves in America were criminalized for practicing their religion. It is said that is why Brazil got the Samba and America got the Blues…


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