Genres: CoBrA

CoBrA was an art movement that was named for the cities it originated in: Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.  After the horrors of World War II, a group of northern Europeans banded together to promote their vision of art with a series of exhibits, publications, and collaborations.  As a movement they existed for a few years…

Quotes: Paul Klee

‘My hand is entirely the implement of a distant sphere. It is not my head that functions but something else, something higher, something somewhere remote. I must have great friends there, dark as well as bright… They are all very kind to me.” -Paul Klee This quote reflects my experience of creating art. The sense…

Influences: Francis Bacon

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon A video depicting many paintings. English painter Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) used painterly distortion to express the existential angst and shock of the 20th century. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC had an impressive collection of his works on display which…

Quotes: Yep.

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” -Will Rogers The trick is to remember the mistakes and not repeat them. But I find both art and life are very forgiving when you are following the path of your ideals.

Quotes: Myths

“Myths are the world’s dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.” -Joseph Campbell Painting is among the greatest of symbolic forms.

Influences: Henri Rousseau

The works of Henri Rousseau “…by re-introducing the values of the imaginary into the art of his period, he went beyond one of the needs of his time – and ours.” –from Henrirousseau.net A prototype for the Remodernist artist. Rousseau cultivated his own idiosyncratic vision into playful and profound statements on reality. Michele and I…