Fishheads, Ships and Feet (1992-1985)

The paintings of Philip Guston and the Bay Area Figurative painters highly influenced these paintings.  And I've always been attracted to fish imagery.  In retrospect I really like the combination of grim and humorous imagery in this series.  But I ended it because it felt too self-centered.  I was also tired of explaining to people what these paintings meant to me and wanted to do work that was more accessible.

 

Category-Self-Portrait

Category-Last Thoughts

Category-Reunion II

Category-Red Tide

Category-Abandoning Ship

Category-Fisheye

Category-Reunion

Category-Shedding Material Possessions

Category-Fish and Feet