Projects > Cardinal Shift

Cardinal Shift - DEC, JAN, FEB, MARCH '20-'21
My red heart is so cooped up it won’t stop singing in my chest. It’s found a twin in the cardinals of my winter backyard, and there’s no controlling my phantom shifts to avian form as straight out the window I go into the sky. With these works I seek to match this karmic churn with the gesture, fleet form and hilarious bluster of the siren redbird. This exhibition will comprise a large suite of brightly colored bird and animal paintings on paper in watercolor and ink. The colorful storylines in these paintings fly and dip into dizzying dances and sideways through darker capers alongside an alternating cast of other animals including my human self. The viewer may no doubt recognize allegorical resemblances in some of these rustling tableaux, while others simply celebrate the frenetic tessellation of the birds across the winter sky.

City Ghost
acrylic on canvas
8x8"
2021
Staredown
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Flutters
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Study for Backscratchers
ink on paper
18x24
2021
Sliding Rainbow
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
The Appearance
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Golden Siren
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Rain Bird
ink on paper
18x24
2021
Save the Good Ones
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Waiting
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Lovers
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Capitol Riot
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Twins (green)
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Twins(pinkish)
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
In the Nest
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Ardent
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Twin Swords
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Lunch Brothers
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Shapes
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Shapes Touching
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Partners
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Counselor
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Riders
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Lovers
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
The Operation
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Leftovers
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Mr Smith Goes to DC
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Holy Hand
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Cardinal Shadows
watercolor, colored pencil and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Waterslide
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Churn
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Murder She Wrote
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Surprise Ending
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Window Drama
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Sliding Forms
watercolor and ink on paper
24x36
2021
Tesselation Zoo for Enzo mMari
watercolor and ink on paper
20x18
2021
Tesselation Zoo
watercolor, colored pencil and ink on linen
40x48"
2021
Sliding Rainbow
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Twin Wedge
watercolor and ink on paper
32x45
2021
Cardinal Over Water
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Purple Lord
watercolor and ink on paper
18x24
2021
Cardinal Cartwheel
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Appearance
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
Provocateurs
watercolor and ink on paper
32x45
2021
Channel Guides
watercolor and ink on paper
36x45
2021
100 Days
watercolor and ink on paper
39x59
2021
100 Days
watercolor and ink on paper
39x59
2021
Falling Flag
watercolor and ink on paper
39x59
2021
Truce
watercolor and ink on paper
39x59
2021