UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
I painted "Torn Apart" using my special process of pushing acrylic paint through the back of a silk screen canvas. Silk screens are usually used, washed, and re-used. But I utilize the silk screen itself as a permanent canvas. It creates a layered and vibrant combination of color and texture, and the silk screen frame becomes a convenient frame for the piece itself.
This specific work was created as I watched the nation tearing itself apart in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election. I'd considered using reds and blues, but everything felt too angry for blues. So I instead painted with a combination of hot, passionate colors for an eye-catching piece showing my own anger and frustration at the anger and frustration of our country.
As an attorney, my experience is extensive, having practiced criminal defense law for over four decades. As an artist, I am self-taught and passionate. My work reflects an intensity of emotion and thought, honed through a lifetime of rich and expansive interactions with the world and the fascinating people who live in it.
My art reflects an intriguing attempt to combine my passion for law with my love for artistic expression through bold textures and vibrant colors. Dedicating over 40 years to building my legal skills, I explore my experiences in this field through introspection that is expressed in my series of original paintings entitled "A Brush with the Law."
My unique use of raw canvas allows its bare essence to create an interplay of primitive energy and sophisticated emotions. Each piece expresses the artist’s struggle and joy in communicating my heart, mind, and soul as I travel through a systematic world.
I communicate my struggle to search for new alternatives and solutions to problems both in art and in the courtroom. This portfolio of work expresses my drive to always look at things in a new way.
Art has become an outlet that has taken me on a journey that I share with the viewer through these works that are as intriguing to the mind as they are a delight to the eye.
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Acrylic on Canvas