Contemporary Art
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Post History Paintings

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

Stamp series -  tens of thousands of cancelled stamps have been fused into this large body of work. All works shown are currently available 

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.

 

 

Post Truth of the Political Muppet

Post Truth of the Political Muppet

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

 

 

Rising Tide

Rising Tide

48 x 72" mixed media on canvas.

2000 cancelled 6 cent stamps, circa 1939, this image portrays the 'sixth sense' of consciousness ( 6 cents), the repetition of time and an ocean of change. Metal minerals and patina on canvas 2009

Political Landscape

Political Landscape

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

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

A mirage, this piece captures a one armed bandit playing high stakes games in a theatre of war set in a divided political landscape.

Post History of America

Post History of America

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

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 16" 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

Rising Tide

Video piece describing this work incorporating thousands of cancelled, vintage  us postage stamps

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. 

(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.

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War and Peace

War and Peace

14 x 11 " mixed media on panel

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Political Circus in a storm

Political Circus in a storm

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

Fighting Facism

Fighting Facism

11 x 14" mixed media on canvas

Flight for Freedom

Flight for Freedom

11 x14" mixed media on canvas with Amelia Earheart 

The Indian Wars

The Indian Wars

12 x 18" mixed media on panel. sage, mica, plaster, water dispersion pigment and postage stamps on panel. 2011

Weathering the changes

Weathering the changes

12 x 18" mixed media - stamps with stone and metal minerals on canvas

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

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.

Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time

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

Seasons of change

Seasons of change

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

The Sheiks Spear

The Sheiks Spear

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

St George and The Dragon

St George and The Dragon

36 x 24" Winston Churchill 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.

My 2 cents

A short film about the first in my series of paintings working with US Postage Stamps.

My 2 cents

My 2 cents

48 x 72" 4000 2 cent Navajo jewelry stamps with iron oxide and copper patina on canvas 2008

IN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Available as signed/ numbered print edition

My 2 cents: winds of change

My 2 cents: winds of change

48 x 72" 4000 2 cent Navajo jewelry stamps with iron oxide and copper patina on canvas 2008 

IN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Space Cowboy

Space Cowboy

24 x 24" mixed media with metal pigment, patina and polymer on canvas gemini project space walk captured here on conjoining stamps- all cancelled. 2010

IN PRIVATE COLLECTION

The Fallen

The Fallen

36 x 36" mixed media on canvasl. Incorporating used 8 cent stamps from 1966 depicting the Capitol building in Washington and a Plane, with aggregate and lacquer on canvas 2009

IN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Cultural Entropy

Cultural Entropy

36 x 36" mixed media on canvasl. Incorporating used 8 cent stamps from 1966 depicting the Capitol building in Washington and a Plane, iron oxide and other minerals 2009

IN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

44 x44” private collection