Swordfish Ritual II
oil
30" x 46"

These painting developed out of a series of still lifes. "Leftovers" from meals and- the detritus of life-meals. The fish heads became more of a - personal ritual. Fetish symbols- environmental icons that embody some animistic religious force. My idea was to make these environmental fetish symbols –icons of some imaginary religion.

They are metaphors- for the transcendent religious experience of being in nature. Working or playing or experiencing. and the transitory nature of being.

My work is organized abstractly I’m interested in the paint not the details or a tidy finished look.

 All my work is about marrying abstraction to my own personal vision- my own brand of representational art. But this is coupled with other ideas.

Swordfish Ritual
oil
46"x 46"
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