Horde of Older Work > Magic Rooms (2016-2019)

This series is currently available for sale and display (except "You Don't Know..." has sold)
Each Painting in this series has its own artist statement, some are long, some are short.

The All Watching Eye has given its approval of the wedding of the Foot and the Hand, and The Mind has stopped Wandering.
Oil on Canvas
48"x72"
2017

This series of paintings are one-point perspectives, cut-away scenes of interiors, displayed to the viewer like a stage for a theatrical play. The main characters in the scenes are furniture. First, I think of the most minimal things a home might need: a place to sleep, sometimes a place to eat, and sometimes a place to think or play. Some rooms have a cooking stove, some a washtub or chair, maybe a bed.
In some of the paintings I set body parts intentionally in different pieces of furniture: if the room were a body, where would the body parts go? Every item is placed with both literal and symbolic meaning. Lungs go in the stove because that is a piece of furniture that breathes to the outside. Eyes peer through windows because windows allow you to look outside yourself, a heart may linger glowing over a bed to symbolize love or relaxation. However, the heart can also be in a clock. The brain sits in a TV or video arcade machine, or in other rooms the brain hovers in a chair reading.

This series is currently available for sale and display (except "You Don't Know..." has sold)