What the Water Gave Us

What the Water Gave Us

Oil on Linen. 84” x 60”

"What the Water gave us” is the first in the Kalki series. Here he is a baby being pulled from the banks of the Ganges.

Samples include Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Thomas Daniell and Frida Kahlo

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

The Awakening (triptych)

The Awakening (triptych)

Oil on Linen 90” x 66”

“The Awakening” is the second in the “Kalki” Series. Here Kalki is 17 and becomes aware of his terrible purpose on earth.

Samples include Ilya Repin, Johannes Vermeer, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Théodore Géricault and Paul Cézanne

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Defeat

Defeat

Oil on Linen 90” x 60”

“Defeat is the third in the “Kalki” series. Kalki is now 29 years old. He has fought battles and is facing the demon Kali in Defeat. The world weeps.

Samples include J.M.W. Turner and Lionel Royer

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Far Wells Mill Valley

Far Wells Mill Valley

Oil on Linen 59” x 42”

Kalki finds happiness in life. Perhaps this life has something for him other than his duty.

Samples include Frank Dicksee and Alphonse Mucha.

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Untitled

Untitled

Oil on Linen 84” x 52”

Kalki mourns his lost love while the world burns around him.

Samples include William de Leftwich Dodge and Thomas Cole.

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

The Revenge

The Revenge

Oil on Linen 124” x 84”

Rage fuels Kalki’s return to war at age 35. The heavens weep.

Samples include Rembrandt, Edward Poynter, Caravaggio, Rubens, Carl Theodor von Piloty, Andrew Wyeth, Mukesh Singh,

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Contemplation

Contemplation

Oil on Linen 120” x 80”

At age 57, Kalki has been fighting for 20 years. Now there is a moment of calm before the final enormous struggle.

Samples include Dali, Murakami, Rubens, Albert Bierstadt and Viktor Vasnetsov.

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Duty and Consequence

Duty and Consequence

Oil on Linen 144” x 72”

Kalki presides over the Seven year war.

Samples include William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Frank Frazetta, Hokusai, Alphonse Mucha, Edmund Leighton, Jeremy Geddes, Charlotte Corday, Rubens, Kehinde Wiley and Zi Jian Li.

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.


Victory

Victory

Oil on Linen 66” x 90”

Final victory at age 64.

Samples include J.M.W. Turner, Katsuhiro Otomo and Benjamin Constant.

“Kalki” is a series of ten paintings about Kalki, the tenth avatar of Vishnu. He has yet to arrive on earth but when he does he will destroy the filth of this age (the Kali Yuga) and send us back to an age of innocence (the Satya Yuga.) This series is a hypothetical narrative of his life. It samples famous paintings to create the story. Because of my background in music I have been fascinated with sampling and have always had interest in how it could be done visually. In these paintings I examine that.

Barack

Barack

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

Chuck

Chuck

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

Kundun

Kundun

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

LeBron

LeBron

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

Nelson

Nelson

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

Kim

Kim

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

Baptism

Baptism

Cast bronze, gold plated cast iron. Hands are a life cast from my father’s.

detail of Baptism

detail of Baptism

Cast bronze, gold plated cast iron. Hands are a life cast from my father’s.

C.F. Gauss

C.F. Gauss

Etched Starphire glass, wood.

Moksha

Moksha

Yarn, cast silicone, human hair, airbrush, wood, steel, copper leaf, gold leaf.

detail of Moksha

detail of Moksha

Yarn, cast silicone, human hair, airbrush, wood, steel, copper leaf, gold leaf.

Trinity

Trinity

Etched Granite, Wood.

detail of Trinity

detail of Trinity

Etched Granite, Wood.

Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones.  On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands.  There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

detail of Che Guevara's Watch

Che Guevara's Watch is a sculptural examination of Che Guevara using etched glass, wood and brass.

74″x 33″x 27″

The box is an exact replica of the mahogany box that houses Che Guevara’s bones. On the front are functioning wooden clock gears with a brass replica of Che Guevara’s Rolex GMT Master minus the hands. There are ten pieces of glass with a diagram of where Che Guevara was shot in his chest. In the backbone, the names of all the people he is known to have killed or ordered killed are written.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Acrylic paint, gelly roll pen, sticker.

42” x 60”

Death of Krishna

Death of Krishna

oil on linen

36” x 48”

The last painting I made where I sampled work. Here we see Bacon and Velázquez.

The Kali Yuga (hexaptic)

The Kali Yuga (hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

detail of the Kali Yuga (Hexaptic)

Oil on Linen

144” x 108”

An oil painting on six panels. This was my first major foray into the concept of sampling to create narrative.

The Taft Meme

The Taft Meme

Acrylic over print on canvas.

72” x 93”

The Kali Yuga

The Kali Yuga

House paint, artists acrylic, micron pen, gelly roll pen, copic marker and gold leaf on wood.

The Arabic caligraphy says, "All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ignorance people assume themselves to be the doer. The mind alone is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy.  Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed."

Duality

Duality

Etched Starphire glass, steel, wood.

58” x 48”