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DEFINITIVE WORKS

What is the ulitmate an artist can achieve? What states of being represent our best? What roles do thought, emotion, and senses play in art? It is my hope that my paintings answer those questions and more.  I hope you enjoy them.
Michael

Synergy

oil on linen, 82 x 66 inches

What does being in sync with the Universe look like? Is there a way to show the introspective feeling of bliss with visiable triggers outside of oneself? Where is the line when transparency no longer has form?

The concept of the sublime through the ages has variations of awe mixed with displeasure or pain. I can see that in literature when the hero/heroine must overcome horrible things to survive or reach their potential. Painting is different in that it shows only one moment - it might have a past and future but it is forever in the moment. Incorporating the negative aspects of the sublime into paint says to me "life is a bitch." That is not the way I experience life.

I had to define what the sublime meant for this incredible moment in the painting Synergy: one where senses, emotion, and thought come together. Proportions, the sense of light, and feeling of fully and freely being in the moment. 

God Releasing Stars into the Universe

oil on linen, 82 x 66 inches

Giving. Giving absolutely everything until the foundations start to rattle and its energy transforms into pure light vibrations.​ ​ It exhausts every human experience and becomes the gental sparks of wonder rising like wishes upon the sky. 

Synergy in the Studio

Ready to Launch into your World

If you would like to see my work live several important works are on show at the White Cloud Gallery in Washington DC until December 14th, 2017. You are also welcome to visit my mile high studio/cabin in Idyllwild, CA.

Denouement, oil on linen, 54 x 78 inches

Love.

Icarus Landing, acrylic on linen, 55 x 36 inches

Flying high and higher, experiencing everything, yet instead of burning and crashing, as the legend tells us, he gains love and wisdom and gently blesses our world.

Pursuit, oil on linen, 70 x 52 inches

Driven beyond reason.

Adam and Eve, diptych, oil on linen, 72 x 92 inches

The glance that becomes legendary.

Absorption, oil on linen, 50 x 40 inches

With every vibrating pulse of blood, I will give to thee.

Ascension Day, oil on linen, 74 x 60 inches

Unfurl towards the light, and let weight dissipate.

Ascension Night, oil on linen, 42 x 30 inches

Through space and night, through shifts of gravity, through torques of pain, the constant is moving towards the light.

Counterpose, oil on linen, 36 x 42 inches

Contrasting forms and colors and feelings.

Promethia 2 The Noble Soul Has Reverence For Itself

oil on linen, 78 x 58 inches

Reverence for herself conveyed through my ideal pairing of figurative sculpture, modern architecture, and nature.

Unbearable Lightness of Being
oil on canvas, 36 x 58 inches.

Enveloping release.

Emerging
oil on canvas, 46 x 42 inches.

Before there was the Origin of the World there was man.

Arabesque Series - Vertical, Diagonal, Horizontal  

Arabesque - Female Couple - Vertical
oil on canvas, 60 x 36 inches.
The quietness of listening to a lover's heartbeat beats louder than voices. 


Arabesque - Heterosexual Couple - Diagonal
oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches.

Arabesque - Male Couple - Horizontal
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches.
The touches that form euphoria.