Title: Squiggle Window Medium: 4 Drawings of Charcoal on Paper Dimensions: 36” x 50” Year: 2005 Description: A development of my abstracted sketches, I characterized the creatures in these drawings as “Squigglies.” I created a window with 4 drawings to replicate my perspective of the world through these characters.
Title: Cave Dive Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 16” x 20” Year: 2010 Description: From the inside of the cave looking out in Vietnam near the border of Cambodia, I produced these painting with the intention to animate the “Squigglies” spelunking in the cave.
Title: Chinese Garden Invasion Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 48” x 54” Year: 2005 Description: Entranceway of a garden in China, a staple in Chinese garden landscapes, the encroachment of the “Squigglies” upon an ancient landscape signifies the abstraction of creating new landscapes with old. The organic entangling shapes of these creatures resemble a window into the alien undergrowth of modernization in the garden.
Title: Lookout Tower Medium: Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas Dimensions: 36” x 36” Year: 2010 Description: This painting was constructed a few years after the original series to create the premise of the wall invasion animation, and lead the narrative into the story. It exhibits my past style of using pencil line to connote the decaying stones in the Great Wall.
Title: Squiggle Steps Medium: Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas Dimensions: 42” x 48” Year: 2005 Description: The first piece of my Great Wall landscapes, I experimented with using pencil in the painting to denote the deterioration of this phenomenal man-made object through time, and becoming recaptured by nature.
Title: Wall Invasion Medium: Acrylic and Pencil on Canvas Dimensions: 48” x 48” Year: 2006 Description: The next piece in my Great Wall landscapes, I produced this scene specifically to be the background of my animated projection. Continuing the theme of decay with pencil lines, I added another aspect of corrosion by wiping gesso over the pencil lines to exemplify the vulnerability of the subject matter and painting’s disintegration over time.
Title: Drip Over The Horizon Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions: 48” x 48” Year: 2004 Description: This painting was the inspiration of the animated shorts that encompass the evolving story of my “Squigglies” characters and their endeavors through their world. It derived from my “Squigglies” drawings to become my stepping-stone into abstract landscape.
Title: Drip Dreams Medium: Acrylic on Two Canvases and Fishing Line Dimensions: 18” x 18” & 48” x 48” Year: 2010 Description: This painting was produced using drip techniques that I had matured from my Drip Over the Horizon painting. Aiming to imitate driving through the rain, this experimental painting overlays one canvas on top of another to simulate a viewing portal, as a driver’s perception would be in the driver’s seat with the rearview mirror to the right.