Safe As Houses
Young Ambition’s Ladders
Sedge Wren No. 1
Sedge Wren No. 2
Sedge Wren No. 3
Harpy Eagle No. 1
Kraken of Panama City
Study of a Fox in white
Study of a Fox in red
Not Your Symbol
Study of a figure
Elephant in brown
Elephant in navy
Galactic Sea Turtle
Shoki, Demon Queller
Giraffe in Yellow
Giraffe in green
Study of an eye
Aerialist No. 2
Dancer in Goldenrod
Hedgehog with Dandelion, Hedgehog in Grass
Blossom and Portal Cat
Bears in White and Brown
Sally Smithsonian No. 2
Sally Smithsonian No. 1
Cougar (Blue, Yellow, Red)
Study of a Jover piece
Guillermo del Oso Dorado
Sunset on the Rhine
Blue Ridge Mountains
Eurasian Bullfinch No. 2
Badger, badger, badger
Sins of the Father
Dancing in the Moonlight
Frog Prince No. 1
Frog Prince No. 2
Ladybug No. 2
Blue Tit and Hooded Warbler in Pink
Seven Sisters No. 1
Kraken in Bronze
Amber Whiskey Glide
Black and Gold
Seven Sisters No. 2
Magenta and Green
Cardinal (Black, Silver, Teal)
Barred OwlCut paper and acrylic ink. 18x24Birthday present for my dad. He saw me working on the owl’s head, and remarked that he liked it. Decided to finish it up and send it to him. The tree is one piece of card stock, the owl is a single sheet of rice paper, and the background is painted with acrylic ink.
Safe As HousesHand-cut books. My take on the 2008 housing crisis. The books are stacked in chronological order from bottom to top, balancing the house on its roof peak. “Safe as houses” is a British phrase from the 1800s after a stock market crash that led investors to plow money into real estate (because it was considered safe) only to have housing bubble and burst.
Young Ambition’s LaddersPaper and acrylic inks. 12x12The black is cut from a single sheet of paper. The background are rice paper squares painted with acrylic ink.
Sedge Wren No. 1Cut paper and acrylic ink. 18x24Inspired by my good friend's first novel. Three layers of glass hold the components.
Sedge Wren No. 2Cut paper and acrylic ink. Based on my friend's first novel, this is another try at the same composition because I liked it. Whereas the first one used negative space and all birds, this piece uses all sorts of symbols from the book in positive space. The underlay of leaves is cut from a single sheet of paper with a painted sheet of paper over it. Three layers of glass hold the components.
Sedge Wren No. 3Cut paper and acrylic ink. 2017Another in the series of pieces inspired by my friend’s novel. The mist portion is oiled rice paper.
Harpy Eagle No. 1Cut paper. 2017Another bird inspired by my friend’s novel.
Kraken of Panama CityHand-cut paper, acrylic paint and ink. 30x22.The striped octopus has a home! The real striped octopus is found off the coast of Nicaragua, but I liked Panama City’s skyline as a better “reef” for this piece.
Pileated HeartPaper, mylar, acrylic ink. 22x28
Study of a Fox in whiteCut paper. 12x12
Study of a Fox in redCut paper. 12x12
Not Your SymbolHand-cut paper and acrylic paint. 18x24The title is a reference to the overuse of eagles as symbols rather than just appreciating them as beautiful, wild animals. Funny story: I explained the title to my dad. He said, “I get that…but the eagle does symbolize freedom.”
Study of a figureCut paper. 12x24
VolcadaPaper and acrylic paint. 18x24I created this piece for my aunt and uncle who love ballroom dancing. The curtains in the background are modeled on my grandmother’s sketch from the 1930s (she got an A+ on the assignment, so it seemed like a good source).
Elephant in brownPaper. 12x12
Elephant in navyPaper. 12x12
Galactic Sea TurtlePaper and alcohol inks. 12x12
Shoki, Demon QuellerYupo and art paper. 15x19I have always loved the hip-thrust block prints of heroes and monsters from the Edo period.
Giraffe in YellowPaper. 8.5x11
Giraffe in greenPaper. 8.5x11
Study of an eyePaper and alcohol inks. 8x10
Rough SeasPaper. 5x7
Lotus BlossomsPaper and acrylic inks. 5x7
With PridePaper and acrylic paint. 12x12
Pileated WoodpeckerPaper and acrylic inks. 16x20
Aerialist Paper, Mylar, and acrylic paints. 11x14
Aerialist No. 2Paper and acrylic paint. 11x14
Dancer in Goldenrod Paper and spray paint. 8x10
ScribblePaper and acrylic paints. 16x20Originally the scribble was blue and meant to be the background of the Pleated Woodpecker (scribble), but it as just too much. I painted the paper plum and gave it a warm background of its own.
Hedgehog with Dandelion, Hedgehog in GrassPaper. 8x10
Blossom and Portal CatPaper and acrylic inks. 5x7
Bears in White and BrownPaper. 8x10Two separate pieces, side by side.
LadybugPaper. 11x14A fun, decorative ladybug in black, red, and anise. Not a style I work in very often (or ever), but it fit the brief and the client was immensely satisfied.
Curt ConstitutionPaper. 8.5x11First attempt at more realistic portraiture.
Phenomenal WomanPaper. 14x17Inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem of the same name. Spiral arms contain words from the poem transliterated into long twig runes so that they play a decorative function for this piece.
Sally Smithsonian No. 2Cut paper. 12x12
Sally Smithsonian No. 1Cut foil. 12x12
Cougar (Blue, Yellow, Red)Paper. 20x20
Study of a Jover piecePaper. 12x12Background is interlocking cut paper, rather than layers of paper. If you enjoy this style, then please see more of the original artist’s work here:https://www.saatchiart.com/louijover
MartakPaper and acrylic paints. 11x14Piece commissioned as an anniversary gift. Based on a bridal photo.
Guillermo del Oso DoradoPaper. 16x20Portrait of a groom.
Sunset on the RhinePaper. 8x10Six layers, five of which are cut.
Sea EaglePaper. 12x12Juxtaposition of structured background and organic foreground
Sea OttersPaper. 16x20Two furry friends floating in a vast sea, holding paws. Commission.
Blue Ridge MountainsPaper. 8x10Nine layers build up a vision of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Two DozenRice paper. 13x624 birds cut during the sedge wren series, but never found a home until now.
Blue JayPaper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Northern CardinalPaper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Blue TitPaper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Hooded WarblerPaper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Eurasian BullfinchPaper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Eurasian Bullfinch No. 2Paper. 8x10Part of the Color Block Bird series that attempts to deconstruct birds into their color and form. From the center, the colors to the left and right mirror the major plumage features in both position and percentage of coverage on the bird.
Baltimore OriolePaper. 8x10
American GoldfinchPaper. 8x10
Monarch ButterflyPaper. 11x14An extension of the Color Block Bird series, this time deconstructing a butterfly into its color and form. This piece went to my wife’s grandmother, as a present.
Badger, badger, badgerPaper. 12x12An ode to a funny video of a dancing badger and some friendly mushrooms.
MooseyPaper. 16x20Moose walking through a layered landscape. Commission.
Sins of the FatherCut paper and acrylic ink. 12x18
Red ShrikeCut foil paper and crayon. 5x7One of three birds in small series. I used foil origami paper for the bird and signature.
Orange SlicePaper and alcohol inks. 11x14
Dancing in the MoonlightPaper and inks. 18x24A friend requested a couple dancing in moonlight.
PrincePaper. 11x14310 rice paper guitars, six panes of glass, one music and fashion icon!
Frog Prince No. 1Paper. 12x12
Frog Prince No. 2Paper. 12x12
Sea TurtlePaper and cloth. 11x14Commissioned as a gift.
Ladybug No. 2Paper and metallic paint. 12x16
BadgerPaper, alcohol inks, paint. 8x10
Self PortraitPaper. 8x10
Blue Tit and Hooded Warbler in PinkPaper and paint. 12x6
Seven Sisters No. 1Paper. 8.5x11Amsterdam landmark and excellent example of the dearth of right angles in the local architecture.
Kraken in BronzePaper and metallic paint. 20x30
Stainless SlicePaper, alcohol ink, metallic paint. 11x14Complementary piece to the golden orange slice.
Whiskey OwlPaper and metallic paint. 12x18
Copper EaglePaper and metallic paint. 12x18
Amber Whiskey GlidePaper, acrylic ink, metallic paint. 12x16
MonarchPaper and ink. 5x7
OLnGrayPaper and metallic paint. 16x20This a 50th birthday gift for a work colleague’s family member. Owning a Harley Davidson Street Glide in amber whiskey is on his bucket list.They asked for a cutting of the bike and to incorporate the color and his handle. I ordered the paint from Harley to get a perfect match and added the portrait to make it more personal.
Black and GoldSumi and acrylic ink. 8.5x11
Seven Sisters No. 2Paper, crayon, metallic paint. 11x14
Magenta and GreenAlcohol ink. 11x14
Steel JayPaper, crayon, metallic paint. 5x7
OrioleOrigami paper and acrylic ink. 8x10
Cardinal (Black, Silver, Teal)Paper, acrylic ink, paint. 8x10
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