GLOW 2012 - 2013

Three Sails to Refuge
30" x 30", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

You Can Pick It Up On Radar
20" x 20", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

The Wanderer
36" x 36", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

Renegade Orbit
20" x 26", acrylic on canvas, 2013.

Phantoms
30" x 40", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

Last Resort
24" x 28", acrylic on canvas, 2013.

Mindsweeper
20" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

Out of Range
33" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

Celestial Sprawl
19.4" x 23.5", acrylic on canvas, 2013.

Extra Dimensions
22.5 x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

Behind the Safety Zone
19" x 38", acrylic on canvas, 2013.

 

Beam Me Up
15" x 30", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

 

Hidden Hotspots
20" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2012.

 

Glow animates luminescent natural and man-made things. I use the shapes of bioluminescent comb jellies, coral reefs, and sunken ships as starting compositional structures. Over the initial silhouette, patterns derived from diatoms, or algae are blended with circuit boards and star constellations. The initial structures often get completely covered with smaller hybrid forms and layers of transparent paint. When corals grow, there is a struggle for territory between different species, which is reflected my painting process.