Success of Failure

This body of work operates as a rehearsal for and revisitation of (my) success at failure as I look both backwards and forwards at my life through the lens of middle age. Each painting, through both image and form, strives to realize a kind of telos which will bring about an absolute resolution between the disparate formal elements and the individual egos of the protagonists—each having their own intentions, needs and desires. While the heterogeneous appearance of these paintings speaks of an incongruous approach to rectifying personal conflicts, their ability to harmonize disparate forces expresses the possibility of achieving balance, even if complex and tentative.

 

 

 

 

 

Judge
Judge

(Birthday Portrait at 45) oil on panel 26" x 16.5"

Ruling Resignation
Ruling Resignation

(Birthday Portrait at 44) oil on panel 48.5" x 34.5"

The Clearing
The Clearing

(Birthday Portrait at 43) oil on panel 36" x 33"

Birthday Portrait
Birthday Portrait

(In the Studio at 40) oil on panel 32" x 32"

Big Man in a Little Painting
Big Man in a Little Painting

oil on panel 6.5" x 4"

The Broken Fixer
The Broken Fixer

oil on panel 32" x 34"

The Naysayer and The Naysayer's Wife
The Naysayer and The Naysayer's Wife

oil on panel(s) 30" x 21" 30" x 18"

Just When Everything Was About ...
Just When Everything Was About ...

To Get Good oil on panel 10" x 10"

Conviction: A Soft Punch
Conviction: A Soft Punch

oil on panel 12" x 11"

Seasonal Compromise
Seasonal Compromise

oil on panel 8" x 8"

Defacing the Hairdresser's Husband
Defacing the Hairdresser's Husband

oil on panel 11.75" x 12"

Whispers and Roars
Whispers and Roars

oil on panel 12" x 15"

An Expectation of Failure
An Expectation of Failure

oil on panel 20" x 20"

A Prayer for Prudence
A Prayer for Prudence

oil on panel 20" x 20"

Almost There? Yet.
Almost There? Yet.

oil on panel 42" x 34"