Into The Fray
Again, I’m as much drawn to the expressions as I am the action. I wanted to create a piece that was only done in reds. An acrimonious frenzy.
This piece was influenced by a wall painting in the ruins of Pompeii. To achieve the effect of an aged surface, I allowed the paint to almost dry. At that point I applied varying grades of sandpaper before repainting. I repeated the process a number of times.
This is an ear-biting, eye-gouging, below-the-belt match. It’s all about winning.
Get Up Dammit !
Again, Expression is Everything. My oldest and youngest Sons modeled as the fighters in this piece. Soon after, my youngest passed away. For days he lay in the ICU dying. We had our hopes. He is the figure on his back. The kneeling coach beside him is a self-portrait, Urging him to “ Get Up Dammit ! ”