Dendrology Mythology

I am really excited to show you the new work for my Dendrology Mythology show at Auguste Clown Gallery in Fitzroy, Australia that opens Friday (15 March). We're keeping it to sneak peeks right now, but here's a bit of background on how I came up with the concept.

Detail "Zephyr" acrylic on woodI began reading a book from 1880 by Wirt Sikes, "Welsh Folk-Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions" and the line, "The chief philosopher of that enchanted region was a giant who sat on a mountain peak and watched the stars." sparked my first piece, "Zephyr".

Detail "Boris" acrylic on wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 While I was reading the book, we were in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy (and the blizzard that hit a week later), surrounded by huge oak trees broken in half, houses torn from their foundations and I began to imagine my own mythology of protectors and guardians to help me cope.

 

Detail "Oog" acrylic on wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went back to what I've always loved - songbirds, the forest and combined them into beings that I hope the viewer will want to know more about...to be friends with. Take a walk into the woods and peek under fallen trees and around clear, still pools and you might just see one of these creatures. And if you don't, know that they are still around, just out of sight, keeping you safe.

Many thanks to Auguste Clown for allowing me to show my work and hopefully make some people smile. For those of you in the area, they will also have my signed and mounted prints, some larger framed prints along with the original paintings on view.

If you want to receive the online preview which will go out Tuesday at 10pm EDT (in NYC) then please sign up for Auguste Clown's mailing list here.

Have a great day and thanks for reading!

 

I'm Not Hungry

***UPDATE*** These little guys have sold already but after talking with Ally at Swoon Gallery, I've decided to work up a special 'doodle edition' of prints. They will be 8" x 10", signed, numbered (10 for each character) and I'm going to do a little hand drawn ink doodle on the bottom. If you're interested email Ally at hello@swoongallery.com for information! Thank you!***

 

Just finished up four new pieces for a sweet little online show at Swoon Gallery I'm calling, 'I'm Not Hungry'. May I present:

"Moostash", 5" x 7" acrylic on wood

"Effelant", 5" x 7" acrylic on wood (SOLD)

"Skwoil", 5" x 7" acrylic on wood (SOLD)


and finally, "Boid", 5" x 7" acrylic on wood 

The show will be 'live' in a week but if you email Ally at Swoon Gallery you can get a preview and purchase information right now. Contact hello@swoongallery.com