Contemporary Art
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Post History Paintings

American History Painting, Political Landscapes, Political Portraits, Post Truth

Return to Sender. Mediums and messages. Tens of thousands of cancelled American stamps capturing a century of change and a lost American dream.

Dazed And Confused, America Eats it's Young

Dazed And Confused, America Eats it's Young

60 x 48" mixed media on canvas. 2017

Approx 3000 sent stamps from the US and Vietnam, 1960s and 1970s.

 

 

 Political Muppet 45: Post Truth

Political Muppet 45: Post Truth

60 x 48" mixed media, US postage stamps, polymer, iron oxide and oil on canvas 2017

 

 

B52s and the Political Mirage

B52s and the Political Mirage

24 x 36" original canceled 7 cent stamps from 1958 and 1960 and metal pigments on canvas. 2010

Warhol made a screen print of this particular stamp. These were all sent and gathered back together to be here now.

Red and Blue B52 bombers converge and collide as monumental iron towers of Sevens, emerge burning through the mirage

 Rising Tide of Consciousness

Rising Tide of Consciousness

48 x 72" vintage stamps and metal minerals and patina on canvas 2009

2000 cancelled 1939 6 cent stamps, this painting captures the 'sixth sense' of consciousness ( 6 cents), the repetition of time in an ocean of change.

Each stamp has had a 75 year journey, having been sent, cancelled, removed and collected, to be gathered together again and become part of this American heritage painting.

Ghost Ship America

Ghost Ship America

36 x 36" mixed media on birch panel.

Cancelled 8 cent stamps from 1966 depicting the Capitol building in Washington and an airplane. 

Inauguration #44

Inauguration #44

24x 36” 1960’s cancelled 4cent stamps and mixed media on canvas 2009.

Created during the inauguration of President Obama as a reflection of the political landscape, a sky of flags, a sea oil, the spirit of change in a destructive world.

(What do) We Remember

(What do) We Remember

36 x 36" mixed media on birch panel. Incorporating used 8 cent stamps from 1966 depicting the Capitol building in Washington and a Plane. This work is suggestive of the  falling snow like memories & lives- politics and planes- within the world sphere.

Transfer of Power

Transfer of Power

36 x 36" metal pigments and minerals with polymer on canvas. 

Incorporating NY state used $2, $3 and $4 Stock Transfer Tax stamps from 1922

Earthly Inheritance

Earthly Inheritance

36 x 36" mixed media on canvas with iron oxide , copper patina, mineral pigments and $2,$3 and $4 used stock transfer tax stamps from 1922.

Lucky Stars II

Lucky Stars II

24 x24" mixed media on canvas 2009

 Lucky Stars

Lucky Stars

24 x24 Mixed media on canvas 2000

Stars have been common motif in all imperialistic cultures. Here East and West combine in the precision and randomness, the ordered and the oil slickened line up of fighter jets and stars.

Thank your lucky stars.

Atomic Mind

Atomic Mind

24 x 24" mixed media on canvas 2009

Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart

24 x 24" Mixed media on canvas with 8 cent 1966 red air mail stamps 2009

Thought

Thought

22 x 16" cancelled us eagle air mail stamps (Circa 1939) and iron oxide and copper metal patina with polymer on board 2009 

 

Form

Form

22 x 14.75" cancelled us eagle air mail stamps (Circa 1939) and iron oxide and copper metal patina with polymer on board 2009

Spirit

Spirit

22 x 16" cancelled us eagle air mail stamps (Circa 1939) and iron oxide and copper metal patina with polymer on board 2009

Seasons of change

Seasons of change

24" diameter iron oxide, copper patina and cancelled US postage stamps on aluminum

Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time

24" diameter iron oxide, copper patina and cancelled US postage stamps on aluminum

Post History of America

Post History of America

12 x 12" Incorporating 150 years of cancelled post history America. 2011 

War and Peace

War and Peace

14 x 11 " mixed media on panel

Break on through

Break on through

16 x 12” mixed media on board 2012- 2017

Bozo's Whirlwind

Bozo's Whirlwind

10 x 20" mixed media with Bozo the clown stamps (c 1966) on panel.

The Lost World

The Lost World

9 x 12” mixed media - limestone, iron oxide, pigment and polymer with cancelled vintage postage stamps on panel 2011- 2018

Electrical Earth Energy

Electrical Earth Energy

16 x 12” mixed media on canvas

Fighting Facism

Fighting Facism

11 x 14" mixed media on canvas

Freedom flight

Freedom flight

11 x 14” mixed media with vintage postage stamp collage on canvas 2011

The Sheiks Spear

The Sheiks Spear

36 x 24" William Shakespeare 5 cent cancelled stamps with iron oxide, metal pigments and polymer on canvas

Timewave Zero

Timewave Zero

24 x 36 " metal pigments and 100 years of random cancelled stamps on canvas 2011

Shroud of Geronimo

Shroud of Geronimo

16 x20" mixed media on panel .

It struck me that that nameless chief on the 14-cent stamp ought to be someone. There have been so many great and inspiring leaders within Native American history. And as Geronimo had so long been interred in federal captivity I thought it an interesting way to perhaps set that spirit free. So I created a piece with Geronimo emerging from the 14-cent stamp.