ICONS

I started drawing Icons as an excuse to leave my home. To get out and see something local or national that makes (in my opinion) an icon. First, I stayed close to home and drew the cannon that is an iconic image in Union, NJ. This is really a cross over piece. It is part portrait (that is my head being blown out of the cannon) and part Icon (the cannon). Next, I went National with the Statue of Liberty, the Liberty Bell and Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Princeton and so on. I soon discovered that this new series has brought out a revelation regarding myself. The revelation is a contradiction of style. Which is a reflection of self. Control (analytical) versus instinct & impulse (intuitive). I start by drawing the image as tightly and analytically as possible. Next, I apply the rice paper as intuitively and loosely as possible. Lastly, I allow chance to take part in this effort by mounting the work and letting chance have it’s way with the surface. In the end, I can only hope that the viewer receives the image in a visceral way.
Liberty Island, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore, Md.
Summit, NJ
Sandy Hook, NJ
Battery Potter, Sandy Hook, NJ
Clark, NJ
Princeton, NJ
 Union, NJ
Ray Tse, Linden, NJ
Hodgenville, Kentucky
1938 Siberia, Jersey City, NJ
Phoenix, AZ.
Sedona, AZ.
Newark-Penn, NJ
Newark-Lincoln, NJ
Battery Potter, Sandy Hook, NJ

2012, Coffee, charcoal (pencils, vine, and powder), powder ochre pastel, rice paper on paper, 36 x 46 in.