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landscapes cosmology iconic creatures commissions

 

Iconic Creatures

This body of work is a lighthearted, yet intentional study of the power invoked by the simplicity of animal forms. The idea for this series began with a friend's interesting interpretation of the (former) signature on my paintings (a lowercase h and m pressed together) that was likened to a four-legged creature of some sort: horse, deer, dog, giraffe? Self-reflective and reminiscent of cave paintings, petroglyphs, and children’s drawings, these works expand on my evolving relationship with the natural world. Here I am responding, with a sense of mirth, to the way humans find and apply symbolism and meaning in nature.

More recent works: whimsical animal compositions made of rusted metal.

Once I drew like Raphael, but it has taken me a whole lifetime to learn how to draw like children. - Pablo Picasso