Guy Girl screen print

This is a silk screen print (serigraphy) from college. It shows a guy and a girl in different worlds. The guy is thinking and time sensitive. The girl is flirting and showing off her beauty, yet they don't connect. The guy is a drawing of a friend from Australia while the girl is actually a photo that my dad took in the early 1960's on a camera club model shoot. Screen printing is good for changing color from dark to light across a print used here.

Car in the City

This is an oil painting I did in High School which continues to be one of most popular art pieces. I did another (better) version of this my first year of college and sold it. The newer version showed a brick street and more realistic building in the background. I think there's something to be said for an oil painting with a touch of drama that people can relate to. People who do modern art have no reason to cry about not selling their works because art museums show what the old masters did to make popular works that sell.


Etching: Lost In The 80's

This is a photoetching that was greatly manipulated to look like it didn't start as a photograph. Just about everything I could think of was put into it. There's deep etch, there's tape across the photo, burnishing of the light areas, etc. The original image was of a window at the old Monkey's Retreat (SohoZat) where they were selling wild 80's clothes with a mannequin with a mask. The detail shows a lot of variety of treatments. The frozen look of the mannequin made me think of how the 1980's was a frozen decade for young people. Jobs were few and low pay, rent was going up, but people would just wear wilder and wilder clothes

Etching: Coffeeshop Money

This is an etching done on two copperplates. The girl is done on a separate copperplate then cut-out and pasted on the background using the press. Different colors are brought in for the lips and eyes. The netting of the hat is from real netting that was pressed into the asphaltum then the acid etches the image.