Exploring motifs from ancient architecture and the animal kingdom, this series addresses our tendency to choose sides and organize around symbols. Heroes and villains, gods and monsters — who do we align ourselves with, and who do we oppose? Our allies or our enemies — the walls we build around ourselves and between each other are sometimes fraught with meaning, but often more arbitrary than we would like to believe. I am often tempted to look to the natural world as a model for how humans should interact, but even in nature, there is just as much conflict as there is cooperation.

Gate I

Gate I, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 23 inches

Gate II

Gate II, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 18 x 26 inches

Castle I

Castle I, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 28 inches

Castle II

Castle II, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 30 inches

Monarch

Monarch, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 34 x 32 inches

Viceroy

Viceroy, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches

Serpent

Serpent, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 40 inches

Sphinx

Sphinx, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches

Kingdom

Kingdom, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 28 x 22 inches

 

Kingdom | 2017 | Painting, Projects