Abandoned/Restored

The “Abandoned/Restored” group of works are about expressing torn down values and the process of rebuilding what was destroyed. The bottom line is that a life matters in spite of all sorts of conflicts come along. When chaos or catastrophe hits, no matter how devastating it may seem, instinct tells us to rebuild life with what is left behind, even if it will never be the same again.

My theme, “Abandoned/Restored,” is a continuation of the previous themes, “Interiors,” “Fortresses,” and “Retreats;” however its images depict ruins, rubble, nurses, and struggling society in the early last century.

As one is being restored, the value of humor or humility has to play key role. Some paintings depict pierrot, or a harlequin’s actings to give the comedic aspect of process of restoration.

Assured Hope. Acrylic, Collage on Canvas. 20" x24". 2016.

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Asylum. Acrylic on Wood, 24" x 24" 2015

The Ghosts of Funnies Revisited. Acrylic on Wood Panel, 16" x 20" 2015

Felix. Acrylic on Wood Panel, 76.5" x 48" x 2". 2016.

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The World Never Was. Acrylic on Canvas. 12" x 12" x 1.5". 2017.

Travel to Taisho Era (Preliminary). Acrylic on Canvas. 8" x 10". 2016. Private Collection.

Variety Show. Acrylic, Collage on Canvas. 20" x 24". 2016.

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“it’s Called Sushi.” Acrylic on Wood. 24" x 24" 2016. Private Collection.

Resurrection (Preliminary). Acrylic on Canvas. 8" x 10". 2016. Private Collection.

Hide and Seek I
Acrylic, Graphite, Collage on Wood. 5" x 11". 2017.

Hide and Seek II
Acrylic, Graphite, Collage on Wood. 5" x 11". 2017.