The Raphus Cucullatus Nebula, 38" by 28", oil on canvas, 2017
This is another work in the series of paintings of mine that start from the fractured image/collage source. One of the things that I'm liking about this process of starting from collage is that through free-association, I can begin to develop meaning in the painting as I work. One image leads me to another thought which is countered by a thought conjured from the image next to it. This piece became about memory and dead or dying dreams. I really like how loose the brushwork is in this piece which is something I want to push more as well.