Phalangeal Mindscapes

Artist Statement

The focus of Phalangeal Mindscapes is an attempt to move much deeper into the wonders of hands. In this series, each piece explores different ways to break the mold of a hand’s individual use and appearance in attempt to highlight the environmental aspects of their shape. These works extend the formal characteristics of hands and their use through components of light, scale and perspective in order to submerge the viewer into a different world. With visual elements of contrasting color values and magnified imagery, the scale manipulates and expands the hands into environments of abstract form. These environments subjectively become entrances to cavernous areas of stalactites, mountains or even representations of texturized materials like tree bark, leather and plastic.

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Grasp

Grasp

Oil on canvas. 36"x48" 2015 In collection of Mr. Herriotts.

Simple Environment

Simple Environment

Oil on canvas. 48"x36" 2015 In collection of Mr. & Mrs. Van Ryzin.

Manipulant

Manipulant

Oil on canvas. 48" x 36" 2014

Alignment I

Alignment I

Mixed media on paper. 6"x10" 2016

Through and Under

Through and Under

Oil on linen. 24" x 30" 2015

Alignment II

Alignment II

Mixed media on paper. 6"x10" 2016

Bark

Bark

Oil on canvas. 30" x 48" 2014

Viscous

Viscous

Oil on canvas. 48" x 24" 2014

In Too Deep

In Too Deep

Oil on canvas. 48" x 24" 2014

Terrain

Terrain

Oil on canvas. 24" x 30" 2014

Entry

Entry

Oil on canvas. 30" x 40" 2014

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