Saturday, December 12, 2015


This is the full scale 20"x40" version of last year's "LoveD". This image is fairly personal and I had no plans to execute a full size version of it.

And then I met the artist Cassandra Complex, who expressed interest in it. I agreed to create it full size for her in exchange for one of her paintings.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


This is the 32"x40" version of "The Sob", created in 2010.

This is based on the photo "T" taken by Rick Day.

The light background of the image required reversing the order of colors: darkest on the bottom, lightest on top.

I'm happy that I was able to bring out details on the model's back that were too small to include on the test version of this cutting.

Like "Therapy" this cutting is made of nine layers - my current maximum.

The off-axis view is below.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


This is Pride, 32"x32" - eight layers done in the vivid blues of my recent work.

The two lightest shades are substantially lighter than the other six so I made sure that they were restricted to use in the background.

This is my best friend being hugged goodbye by his mom, on his first day at college.

Normally I'd have removed any text on his ballcap - but in this piece it felt appropriate to let it remain.

I thoroughly enjoy the way the layers come together to create her wedding band.

The off axis is below.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


This is the final version of the earlier "A Nap a Day" piece, cut in 2012. At 32"x40" it is four times larger than the earlier piece, and completed in the same shades of blue used for "Look" and "Acceptance".

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


 Four years ago I cut "Buttermilk in May" done in six layers of shades of blue as a test for the image. In executing that piece I left out a lot of detail.

In completing the full scale version, I decided to add the detail I felt was missing from the earlier piece which I think is successful.

This is my first real cutting done in green.

Saturday, February 28, 2015


I follow a lot of fitness models and athletes online for artistic/ aesthetic reasons, and general inspiration. One of them is Joe Delaney of - a young English trainer who describes himself as "personal trainer, hedonist, optimist, pancake enthusiast".

I was really fascinated by the downward cast of the face - and that the shadows looked very abstract on an otherwise straightforward body image. Up close it almost appears messed up in a Picasso-like abstraction.

The final piece measures 20"x40" and is composed of six layers. The off-axis shot is below.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


The 16"x20" artworks I produce and give away are usually small scale rough drafts. The larger versions incorporate extra layers and more detail.

This is "Look" the 20"x40" final draft of the earlier "Hamm w/ Cheese."

Compared to the earlier piece, two additional layers were used making a total of eight. Details were added to the forehead, nose, and zippers; even individual zipper teeth are visible. The mats used, while still blue, are more vivid.

The off axis detail of the eyes is below.