Damnatio Memoriae  series


Steven’s Words
Watercolor on paper
35x50 cm
2017



Jackie’s Words
Acrylic on canvas
60x80 cm
2017



Commitment
Acrylic on canvas
60x80 cm
2018



S.O.S. America
Acrylic on canvas
60x80 cm
2018



Picasso’s Words
Acrylic on canvas
120x150 cm
2018



S.O.S. USA
Acrylic on canvas
60x80 cm
2018



Promises
Colored pencil on paper
30x42 cm
2014




Previous work

From 2004-2013 mindscape drawings and urban sprawl paintings. 
In response to living in Los Angeles and travelling to visit family in Northern California and the rugged West of Ireland, this series of mixed media drawing/paintings using ink and acrylic on canvas and paper mark these travels, from the bird’s eye view from Griffith Park to the views above clouds travelling to Ireland. The surface is approached by either drawing obsessive detail upon detail or with one horizontal line across the entire canvas. This element is repeated over and over again across the picture plane.  Slight variations in the movement of the hand add to the pattern as each additional line is recorded.  The repetitive process refers to the interactive relationship between mountain ranges and urban sprawl as well as the influence of early eighties drawings by Peter Saville.  The works begin with a failed attempt to draw a straight line, then this failed attempt is followed until the end of the canvas or paper.





















Give Me the Name of an Artist - Portrait Series 



“Andy from Kirsten Rogerson”
  2013 watercolor on paper



“Jason Rhoades from Luciano Perna”
  2014 watercolor on paper



“Self portrait from Devin Gall”
  2014 watercolor on paper



“Paul Gauguin from Filipo Golisano”
  2014  graphite on paper



“Yves Tanguay from Jeremy Hight” 
  2014  graphite and watercolor on paper



“Clint Eastwood from Roy Licher”
  2014  graphite on paper  29.7x21 cm



 “Pablo Picasso from Dad” 2014
  graphite on paper  29.7x21 cm

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