The realm of 8bit imagery, for me, is a cycle of connections and disintegrations. The landscape and its architecture is malleable. The figures and shapes within it are constantly shifting and evolving. These works are an attempt to localize a familiar shape amidst the chaos of moving parts. The wizard character, or “sprite,” is a symbol of relative stability in a storm of color and arbitrary shape recombinations. One still frame from an endless explosion of change.
Orange Wizard: 24x48 Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Dimensional Shift: 36x36 Acrylic on Canvas. 2018
Dimensional Shift #2: 48x48 Acrylic on canvas. 2018
Wizard Melt: 36x36 Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Headless: 24x24 Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Wizard Melt #2: 24x24 Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Wizard Melt #3: 36x48 Acrylic on canvas. 2015
Metroid on Steroids: 36x48 Acrylic on canvas. 2016
Wizard Melt #4: Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Through Walls: 36x48 Acrylic on canvas. 2017
Dual Disintegrator: 60x72 Acrylic on canvas. 2014
“Bits” are individual abstract studies of the 8bit landscape that reflect its ever evolving content. Characters populate the landscape, but only temporarily, as they disintegrate, morph and solidify into new formations and characters.
Face 3 (9"X12" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
Face 1 (9"X12" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
Face 2 (9"X12" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
Scrooge Fore! (36"X60" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
The Experience is an immersive multimedia installation located at The Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. The installation took place from Jan 2017-June 2017. I was one of a group of five lead artists each in charge of transforming our individual spaces into new environments. Giant eyes, a spaceship full of light and animations, and a giant buzzing robot head and hands awaits you in my section.
THE EXPERIENCE 2018 | An Art Installation
These “shapes” are based on drawings in which the line work and general composition is essentially unchanged from beginning to end. The challenge is to create works that feel balanced and in harmony with each other, despite the “automatic” quality of the process involved.
Shapes 1 (9"X12" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
Shapes 2 (9"X12" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
The Entire City
A vast city-scape of gnarled machines, fractured structures, and spazzed out characters. The clutter and chaos of their world reflects the panic, stress and anxiety of our own modern reality. The Entire City refers to my ongoing attempt to create a Google Earth-like depiction of this environment on an increasingly larger scale.
The Grass Planet Museum
A series of illustrations that accompany an album of my solo music called The Grass Planet Museum. Each song has it’s own illustration.
These intricate designs fold and warp around themselves. An exercise in symmetry and repetition.
Fold I (48" X 48" Acrylic on canvas. 2014)
Fold 3 (36"X36" Acrylic on canvas. 2015)
Most of my “bit” paintings are designed in the computer first. These are some examples of works that have yet to be made into paintings.
Mutation Variation 1
Mixed Board 1
Habit Fest Mural 2018 "MELT"
A collection of 20 surrealist cartoon vignettes. The main characters scramble and clench whatever they can to hang on as the world spins around them. These were drawn in the Spring of 2015.