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Trees of LIfe II

After completing the first series, I decided to work at a larger scale to the point of abstraction in the midst of tree branches. Again without leaves, I reduced the branches to forms, lines and shapes whose dramatic poses are taken from live subjects. They are meant to be reminiscent of neuron paths and veins and/or the human nervous system whose very shape and line is not unlike the patterns of a tangle of branches. An intrinsic pattern linking, rooting humanity to earth.
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  1. Trees of LIfe II Gallery

    The Heart, 2011 oil on linen, 46 x 47 inches total, each panel 46 x 11 inches, mounted on wood panel
  2. Trees of LIfe II Gallery

    Fully Alive, 2013 oil on linen, 52 x 84 inches total, each panel 42 x 9 inches, mounted on wood panel
  3. Trees of LIfe II Gallery

    Assuage, 2012 oil on linen, 26 x 44 inches total, mounted on wood panel
  4. Trees of LIfe II Gallery

    Divided, 2012 oil on linen, 44.25 x 32 inches total, each panel 42 x 9 inches, mounted on wood panel

Human Landscapes

Freed from myth, drifts in romance, lust, abstraction, pose waves undulating
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  1. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Orchid's gaze, 2008 oil on linen, 26 x 62 inches
  2. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Isle, 2006 - 08 oil on cotton canvas, 17.75 x 71.75 inches
  3. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Saharan, 2006 - 08 oil on cotton canvas, 24 x 60 inches
  4. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Rocks, water, dark, 2006 - 08 oil on cotton canvas, 30 x 40 inches
  5. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Phoenix rising, 2005 - 08 oil on cotton canvas, 70 x 28 inches
  6. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Hero, 2006 - 08 oil on linen, 28 x 78 inches
  7. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Inclination, 2005 - 07 oil on cotton canvas, 24 x 40 inches
  8. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Nubian womb, 2006 - 07 oil on cotton canvas, 24 x 60 inches
  9. Human Landscapes Gallery

    Icarus, 2008 oil on linen, 48 x 38 inches

Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise

The Relationships Sculpture series is conceived as a dynamic installation. Placement of the torsos is dependent on available exhibition space and exhibition duration. As the exhibition proceeds the torsos are moved into various locations and into various distances apart from each other. For example, the torsos will pair up, disband, move back together, and separate in order to signify the varying and consistently dynamic behavior of humans themselves.
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  1. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 28 x W 52 x D 30 inches
  2. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 28 x W 52 x D 30 inches
  3. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 28 x W 52 x D 30 inches
  4. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster cast from clay sculpture, H 20.5 x W 14 x D 12 inches
  5. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster cast from clay sculpture, H 22.5 x W 12.5 x D 11 inches
  6. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 20.5 x W 14 x D 12 inches and H 26 x W 13 x D 12 inches
  7. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster cast from clay sculpture, H 26 x W 13 x D 12 inches
  8. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster cast from clay sculpture, H 28 x W 13 x D 10.5 inches
  9. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 22.5 x W 12.5 x D 11 inches and H 28 x W 13 x D 10.5 inches
  10. Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise Gallery

    Relationships, Spatial and Otherwise, 2011 plaster casts from clay sculptures, H 28 x W 52 x D 30 inches

Stages

These paintings revisit my love of the portrait and my studies of archetypes. The challenges inherent to portraying an individual as revelatory or representational of a demographic. It is a subtle exploration of stereotypes without answers.
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  1. Stages Gallery

    Great Plains, 2010 oil on linen, 30 x 33 inches
  2. Stages Gallery

    The Queen, 2010 oil on linen, 26 x 30 inches
  3. Stages Gallery

    Quiet, 2011 oil on linen, 30 x 28 inches
  4. Stages Gallery

    The Rose, 2010 oil on linen, 32 x 30 inches
  5. Stages Gallery

    Young Love, 2010 oil on linen, 30 x 34 inches

Trees of Life I

Living veins branches tears, laughter, delight, love, doubt air again grasping The Trees of Life haiku personifies tree branches with human emotions or characteristics. Tree branches in winter with their neuron like appearance and bared branch lines easily lend themselves to greater emotional content than a fully leaved summer tree. My anthropomorphizing attempts to relate their status as a living being in need of appreciation and protection. For these painting series and ones in progress, I mull pigments into paint by hand as my way of being not only archival but organic or natural in my approach to depicting natural and organic forms.
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  1. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Commitments, 2007 - 08, oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
  2. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Delicacy, 2008, oil on linen, 15 x 22 inches
  3. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Vitality, 2007 - 08, oil on linen, 20 x 20 inches
  4. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Cower, 2008, oil on linen, 22 x 15 inches
  5. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Love through time, 2008, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
  6. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Flow of blood, 2008, oil on linen, 17 x 12 inches
  7. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Chivalry, 2008, oil on linen, 19 x 11 inches
  8. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Moving Gently, 2008, oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
  9. Trees of Life I Gallery

    Praise, 2008, oil on linen, 17 x 12 inches

Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print

Logo & Print Work Samples for more visit http://www.jbdezigns.com
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  1. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    The Artist in Exile, Cover of 60 page B
  2. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Evanston Art Center 2010 Biennial Postcard
  3. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Evanston Art Center Brochure Winter 2010 36 page Class Catalog, production includes my photography in addition to design
  4. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Chicago Dental Society 2010 Fashion Ad
  5. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Deane Retirement Strategies, Inc Logo 2008
  6. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Greg Miles Logo 2005
  7. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Jodi Brown Logo 2005
  8. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    The New Orleans Lyceum Project Logo 2005
  9. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    Notre Dame Club of Las Vegas Logo 2010
  10. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    The Chicago Art Auction Logo 2007
  11. Z Graphic Design - Logo & Print Gallery

    The Artist in Exile, spread sample of 60 page Bilingual Artist Book, 2010

Figure Studies

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  1. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 24 x 54 inches
  2. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 20 x 32 inches
  3. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 20 x 20 inches
  4. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 20 x 20 inches
  5. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2013 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 32 x 48 inches
  6. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study - hair for Icarus, 2008 graphite pencil, charcoal, conté crayon on paper, 28 x 20 inches
  7. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study for Hero, 2006 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 30 x 96 total inches
  8. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study for Hero, 2006 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 30 x 96 total inches
  9. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 32 x 56 inches
  10. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study for Inclination, 2005 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 22.25 x 30 inches
  11. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study for Nubian Womb, 2006 graphite pencil and charcoal on 2 sheets of paper, total of 14 x 50 inches
  12. Figure Studies Gallery

    Figure study for Orchid's gaze, 2008 graphite pencil and charcoal on paper, 24 x 50 inches

Illustrations - in progress

the Mouse & the Beard by Drew Chastain, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University New Orleans … in three parts … … each having thirteen sections … … there being a concluding addendum … … which brings the count to forty sections altogether … Excerpt - PART ONE The man inquired about the apartment behind the main house. The landlord told the man it was empty. But it wasn’t empty. A mouse lived there. A very smart mouse. But only one mouse, an all alone mouse. The mouse of the house enjoyed being alone, or at least being away from other mouses. Other mouses stole and made foul of things, but this mouse respected his living place. He ate only from the trash and made sure not to make much noise. The mouse also loved to nest. Under the sink in the kitchen, he built a nest from small twigs and pine needles. When no one else lived in the apartment, the mouse could sleep out in the open if he wanted, in the living room, in the bathroom, or even in the bedroom. But the mouse still preferred his nest in the warm spot under the sink. Sometimes the mouse would huddle there for hours simply reflecting....
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  1. Illustrations - in progress Gallery

    Illustration I scratchboard, 7 x 5 inches
  2. Illustrations - in progress Gallery

    Illustration II scratchboard, 7 x 5 inches
  3. Illustrations - in progress Gallery

    Illustration III scratchboard, 7 x 5 inches
  4. Illustrations - in progress Gallery

    Illustration IV scratchboard, 7 x 5 inches
  5. Illustrations - in progress Gallery

    Illustration V scratchboard, 7 x 5 inches

Installation for Flying House 2012

I chose to focus on the vignette of a boy about to drown and his terror - based upon an excerpt from the short story Ugly as Sin by T Gillespie. Fortunately he was rescued and I interpreted it as being rescued from himself amidst the dual fear of the person rescuing him and the rescuee. Why be saved Why save him And therefore in my mind I regard the piece as how a person was rescued from drowning and how an ugly duckling became a swan but only after he nearly drowned himself.
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  1. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  2. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  3. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  4. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  5. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  6. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
  7. Installation for Flying House 2012 Gallery

    Terror of Release, 2012 fabric, metal, clay, and projection, 14 x 12 feet
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For my visual creations, I work in a variety of mediums that explore the human figure and landscapes. While for my writing, I focus on history, poetry and plays. All of my visual works begin with live model drawings and these intimate studies give me a greater sense of energy for my subjects as I try to endow the final works with life.

Additionally, for oil painting and for archival purposes, I have chosen to mull paint by hand in a small refutation of the pace of modernity and the endless production of non eco-friendly oil tubes and plastic caps.
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