“I don’t think artists have particularly bright ideas…" [What do they have?] “I guess their talent of painting things...” Willem de Kooning

A harsh critique. Probably true.


The new paintings represent dialogues of unknown pictorial languages, the imagined artifacts of human interactions with unseen interdimensional or ancient lost civilizations.

Inspired by the idea of the monolith in Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odessey", this work attempts to visualize moments of human awareness in which some new insight or the birth of an idea emerges from the morass of one's racing thoughts and dreams or prior knowledge and understanding. The paintings intend to function as couriers of those moments, and to locate them in some time or place or some state of mind.

Precise translations of the work remain open ended. What I hope for is to relay something of the ineffable sensation one experiences when encountering some unfamiliar idea or sudden discovery for the very first time.




Below are some works from 2023-present:

The Recognition of Self, 18"x24", acrylic, oil, charcoal, oil stick on panel, 2023

The Birth of Reason, 36"x 36", acrylic, oil, charcoal, oil stick, on canvas, 2023.

The Birth of Logic , 36"x 36", acrylic, oil, pigment, on canvas, 2023.

The Ratio of Logic and Reason, 36"x 36", acrylic, oil, charcoal, on canvas, 2023

The Birth of Ideas, 36"x 36", acrylic, oil, pigment, oil stick, on canvas, 2023

The Discovery of Time, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, charcoal, gold, on canvas, 2023

The Organization of Predictable Events, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, charcol, on canvas, 2023

The Approaching Dawn of Weapons and Tools, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, gold, charcoal on canvas, 2023

The First Use of Hammer and Tongs, 36" x 36", acrylic, oil, pigment, charcoal on canvas, 2023

The Unexplained Element of Missing Time, 36" x 36", acrylic, oil, dry pigment, on canvas, 2023

The Reification of Gravity and Inertia, 36" x 36", acrylic, oil, charcoal, pigment, on canvas, 2023

The Developing Awareness of Extra Dimensions, 36"x 36", oil, acrylic, charcoal, dry pigment, on canvas, 2023

The Interaction of Wakefulness and Dreams, 36" x 36", oil, acrylic, gold leaf, charcoal, dry pigment, on canvas, 2023-4.

The Selection and Use of Appropriate Tools, 36" x 36", oil, acrylic, charcoal, pigment, on canvas, 2024

The Discovery of Magnets, 36" x 36", oil, acrylic, charcoal, dry pigment, encaustic, enamel, on canvas, 2024.

The Alignment of Atoms and Introduction of Steel, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, silver leaf, charcoal on canvas, 2024

The Summarization of The Theory of Everything, 36"x36", acrylic, oil on canvas, 2024

The Surprising Organization of Unexplainable Events, 36" x 36", acrylic, oil, gold leaf, on canvas, 2024

The Discovery and Enlistment of Lost Technology , 36" x 36", acrylic, oil, gold leaf, pencil, on canvas, 2024

The Calculation of Acceptable Loss, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, pigment, charcoal, gold leaf, on canvas, 2024

The Origin of Language, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, pigment, charcoal, gold leaf, on canvas, 2024

The Harness of Impulse and Management of Free Will, 36"x36", oil, charcoal, pigment, graphite, on canvas, 2024

The Interface of Geometry and The Location of Stars, 36"x36", acrylic, oil, charcoal, pigment, on canvas, 2024