The Grammar of Ornament

This series was completed between 2002 and 2006. After a dozen years of painting tiny, realistic images of everyday life I wanted a dramatic change. The paintings are larger, and are influenced by patterns from different cultures throughout history. The ceramic tiles are handmade by me and inlaid into the wood panels. The rest of the piece, including the copper panel in the center, is painted in oils.  

"Grow"   2003   30" x 40"   Sold

"Grow"   2003   30" x 40"   Sold

 
"Orientation"   2002   30" x 30"   Sold

"Orientation"   2002   30" x 30"   Sold

 
"Please"   2004   28" x  34"   Sold

"Please"   2004   28" x  34"   Sold

 
"Florigami"   2005  36" x 40"   $6000

"Florigami"   2005  36" x 40"   $6000

 
"Blueing"   2006   40" x 48"   Sold

"Blueing"   2006   40" x 48"   Sold

 
"Flourish"   2004   33" x 39"  Sold

"Flourish"   2004   33" x 39"  Sold

 
"Home"   2005   28" x 34"   Sold

"Home"   2005   28" x 34"   Sold

 
"Punch"  2003  "45 x 48"  Sold

"Punch"  2003  "45 x 48"  Sold

 
"Affluence"  2006  32" x 38"  Sold

"Affluence"  2006  32" x 38"  Sold

 
"Glory"  2004   36" x 36"  Sold

"Glory"  2004   36" x 36"  Sold

 
"Dream"   2005   36" x 40"   $4000

"Dream"   2005   36" x 40"   $4000

 
"Behold"   2002   40" x 46"   $5000

"Behold"   2002   40" x 46"   $5000