Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wolf Hat

New Painting:
Wolf Hat
6 1/2" x 4 3/4"    oil on linen     2016


  1. A sly, delicious suggestion of evil.

  2. wow .. you keep outdoing yourself... it!!!

  3. There is a wonderful juxtaposition in this work; something playfully sinister. A mask may be aggressive or benign, an expressive conceit intended to obscure our true identity or reveal our true selves. Here, both the man and the wolf are watchful, predatory, their gazes unwavering, fixed on the same thing, but the wolf's fang betrays his/their true intentions. Visually, the line of color reinforces the contradiction. It seems like a line between sea and sky, an ocean from which either the wolf is surfacing, emerging out of the man, or conversely, the man is being submerged under the weight of the wolf's persona. There is much to think about here, and even more to digest.



"There is more power in telling little than in telling all."
- Mark Rothko

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- Magritte

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- Richard Diebenkorn

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the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.”
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