Portfolio > 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.

It is very late and you can’t sleep. Video games, television, snacks and still our clocks are ticking.
Oil on handstretched Canvas
30"x40"
2017
Halloween in the Office
Oil on Canvas
36"x48"
2019
"Your Fate Line..."
Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas
30"x40"
2017
We really only need a couple of things in life, a bed to sleep on, some books to read, something to eat, oh and don't forget those cigarettes.
Oil on handstretched Canvas
30"x40"
2017
Disaster Room #1
Oil on Canvas
24"x30"
2019
Disaster Room #2
Oil on Canvas
24"x24"
2019
She loves where she rests, relaxes where she plays, and feels confident in her appearance.
Oil on handstretched Canvas
30"x40"
2017
Drinking Buddies
Oil on Canvas
30"x40"
2019
Room Attack!
Oil on handstretched Canvas
30"x40"
2017
It is May, that is peeping tom season. We’ve got nothing to hide though, everything looks as it should.
Oil on Canvas
30"x40"
2017
Spine House
Oil on Panel
29.5"x43"
2015
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)