2018 Paintings

These paintings are the culmination a year-long engagement with the themes and narratives of William Faulkner's masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury. This book has deep personal significance for me and is, as well, an epic exploration of profound universal themes that happen to be set in my homeland, the Deep American South. Through an extensive cycle of drawings, collages, mixed media works on paper and, finally, these paintings, I developed my own imagery for the themes that played most prominently for me in my exploration of Faulkner's novel -- man's inhumanity to man, the suffering of innocents, the dire consquences of family dysfunction, human beings' power to endure, man's powerlessness before the relentless march of time, and the miraculous capacity of the most downtrodden not only to survive but also to save those suffering alonside them through steadfast compassion.

The Broken Place
Endure
No Mercy
Goodbye Sister
Unvanquished
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The Broken Place

The Broken Place

acrylic on canvas

48"H x 60"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Endure

Endure

acrylic on canvas

72"H x 48"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

No Mercy

No Mercy

acrylic on canvas

60"H x 48"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Goodbye Sister

Goodbye Sister

acrylic on canvas

60"H x 48"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Unvanquished

Unvanquished

oil on canvas

48"H x 36"W

Photo by Gregory Staley