"I Had a Hand in This"
"I Had a Hand in This" is a two layer graphic. Top layer (1/2" thick) is a pin wheel style photo of a hand shadow set on a backing layer (1/4" thick) of oil pen on black. A celebration of the hand, one of the key tools of creativity. I would guess the hand is second in importance when it comes to creativity. The mind of course being the most important tool. It is the hand that shapes and forms the visions from the mind into reality. I have enjoyed the work of my hands over the years and hope they will last for many more.
!8 Inches x 18 inches
"Jean Walks His Fish"
"Jean Walks His Fish" is a nod to the Dada artist Jean (Hans) Arp. For years in my wood work I ended up with unusual shapes on the floor. This was do to my designs that were very organic. I would often pick up the shapes paint them and play with them arranging them in different ways. This brought me some kind of simple joy a, a free exploration of sorts. As soon a I stumbled upon mister Arp, I realized I had found a kindred spirit who gave me permission to glue the pieces down and name them.
24 inches x 18 inches