2018 Paintings

These paintings are the culmination of a year-long engagement with William Faulkner's novel, The Sound and the Fury, which tells the story of the disintegration and dysfunction of a once-distinguished southern family. The book is set in my homeland, the American South, and it has deep personal significance for me. Through an extensive cycle of drawings, collages, mixed media works on paper and, finally, these paintings, I developed my own imagery for the universal themes that played most prominently for me in my consideration of Faulkner's novel -- man's inhumanity to man, the suffering of innocents, the dire consquences of family dysfunction, human beings' power to endure, and man's powerlessness before the relentless march of time.

The Broken Place
Endure and Protect
No Mercy
Goodbye Sister
Time Waits for No One
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The Broken Place

The Broken Place

acrylic on canvas

48"H x 60"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Endure and Protect

Endure and Protect

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

60"H x 48"W

Photo by Gregory Staley

Time Waits for No One

Time Waits for No One

acrylic on canvas

48"H x 60"W

Photo by Gregory Staley