Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The position of the sun often plays a strong supporting roll in the overall composition.  From changing the brightness and intensity of colors to casting shadows, the time of day can change a 'bombed' out wall of paint into an illuminated canvas.  In this piece the smooth transitions in the background create a flawless setting to an emotional narrative with religious overtones.  Crowned and bearing the marks of stigmata, the abused subject appears in a free fall towards a world marked 'bastard', 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A close up of a loading dock in Manhattan.  This small composition is the archetype of the entire series.  The brown background sets the tone and builds with grey and white lettering disembodied from their words.  A wheat-pasted image has been eroded into an outline where a collection of stickers and tags create their own narrative.  The crowned jester wears a name tag while the "speculator" looks on.  Signed at the bottom with the word "Bisous", a French affection for 'kisses'.