“Prairie Cyclops” 1992

Mixed media, 18” x 10” x 8”. Artist’s collection. In Iowa I would occasionally visit someone’s farm buildings. They always gave me the creeps.  Something sinister about all the things hidden in a hay loft.  Ropes, chains, hooks, pitch forks lurking in the darkness.  I always imagined a lynching ….. or being trampled by a […]

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“Monument to Sarajevo” 1993

Mixed media, 32” x 35”. Artist’s collection The pictures of the siege of Sarajevo looked like Dresden.  I used newspaper to collage up a sanctuary likeness.  To me it felt like silence.

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“Orchardhouse Black and White” 2004

Oil on multiple wood panels, 64” x 120”. Artist’s collection. As you may know by now whenever I have the opportunity to paint a structure I won’t pass it by. After moving out of DC to Berryville VA I began painting my ecological series “The Berryville Treepikes”.   Included were a few farm buildings that […]

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“Large Coffin/Cage” 1992

Oil on canvas, 84” x 96”. Artist’s collection. The chicken coups were inspired by the famous photo wreckage of a bus in El Salvador The bus carrying a group of nuns returning from the city after shopping for food.  They had all been raped and murdered.  Later I got the idea of painting a cage […]

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“Kimono” 1976

Magna on raw canvas, 84” x 72”.  Stolen – unknown location. I copied the crane pattern from a Noh Hunting kimono that was exhibited at the Smithsonian. It was in the basement at West Virginia University when thieves broke in and cut it off the stretchers.   Never seen since 1977.

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“Kami and Sanctuary” 1990”

Graphite on paper, 30” x 42”. Collection of Jay & Sarah Piccone Nakashima Perhaps I was looking a lot at Picasso (which of course I always do).  The head on the right comes from two of my favorite sources.  Hitotsu/me/kozo (the one/eyed/boy with a hunchback) is often pictured sweeping the grounds of a Zen temple. […]

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