August, 2018 Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint & Glitter on Canvas 53” x 82-½” (H x W)
The rhombus is a coming together a representation of my current state in my personal as well as my professional life. This painting is the culmination of the chaos and structure within my life and work. It begins a time of uncertainty with an emotional security and a sense of belonging.
July 2018 Oil Paint on Velum 38” x 25” (H x W)
A brief sketch (painted) - just playing with Picasso's 1932 - Seated Woman with Wrist Watch (portrait of Marie Therese Walter
Saint Judas Tadeo
July 2018 Oil Paint on Canvas 20” x 24” (H x W)
A short and quick prayer to St. Judas Tadeo to help my family with the future we are facing related to a possible job loss and new financial possibilities.
June 2018 Oil Paint, Glitter & Paper Collage on Canvas 26” x 56” (H x W)
locutus³ is a reference to a Star Track episode where Captain Picard is assimilated in the Borg collective and eventually his assimilation helps to bring down the Borg. In this work I am working through the possible end of 25 years of working for a Catholic school and the chaos and freedom that is part of this experience...
la situacion o state of affairs
June 2018 Oil Paint & Glitter on Canvas 56” x 26” (H x W)
la situacion is my personal issues with the way I was being treated at a job I held for almost a quarter of a century. Unfortunately this situacion was also a break with my continuous back and forth with the Catholic Church and its representatives.
June 2018 Oil Paint, Paper Collage on Canvas 44” x 72” (H x W)
the swamp is a record of the anxiety and chaos created that affected the health conditions and mental illness of my three biological children (I have 5 children all together) and that was exacerbated by the cantankerous divorce of their Mother and I.
iPad Print 8-1/2” x 11” (H x W)
Mangroves 001 is the beginning of a future series related to the mangroves and the duality of my feelings about them. In my youth the mangroves were places of exploration, discovery and creativity and they are a source of inspiration to my step daughter. A friend took his life by mangroves I use to visit and I am now trying to come to terms with the beauty and the hurt of a place I love.
October 2017 Oil Paint and Glitter on Canvas 72” x 56” (H x W)
The initial sketch for Digging Bones was created around 2002. The painting took several years to come out. This work is based on my son Michael and his battle with leukemia when he was in first grade. Michael is a survivor and out of treatment for over a decade but we carry the scars of his illness. This work is my gift to us as I look forward to a future for him
Found objects, black and white American flag, coffee table, jigsaw puzzle of the United States of America, palettes, glitter, glue, concrete shoes in card board boxes with rebar and 1’x2” black painted woods, concrete plaque, tree (knocked down by hurricane, barb wire, boxes and paint)
10"-0" X 5'-0" X 12'-0" (H X w X D)
The Ofrenda is a form of prayer or homage to the workers of this world and the things they build. As an interactive piece the viewer/user is able to build a jigsaw puzzle of the United States of America on top of the black and white American flag.
August 2017 56” x 50” (H x W)
Travel is a result of the cultural ambiguity that has been a part of my life. The paintings are a painted visual collage of landscapes like spaces within the picture plane. The spaces are my substitutes for a lack of a place to call home. The cultural ambiguity is a result of a feeling of not belonging that I acquired (I think) as a result of being born of Cuban parents in Puerto Rico and immigrating to Miami at the age of 11. I am unable to feel a connection to any of the three cultures.
Cancer Sketch 002
July 2017 Oil Paint, Collage, Glitter on Cardboard 31” x 21-1/2” (H x W)
A quick sketch dealing with the pain I feel because of the cancer in my family.
June 2017 Oil Paint, Collage and Glitter on Canvas over Masonite 48” x 38” (H x W)
In this self-portrait I stand at the center a black back and tilted down head facing away from the viewer walking through a slice into a world behind the painted world. Looking, searching but walking away towards a place I may one day call home?
April 2017 Oil Paint, Collage, Glitter on Masonite 24” x 36” (approximate)
Portrait RvS was a commission piece created for the son of friends. It is a conglomeration of the two parents into the child. The piece is the couple’s beginnings from their stories, the family’s growth from stories and personal knowledge and the son in his beginning looking to a future.
2016 Found objects, burnt wood, table, soduko pages, lint from dryer, acrylic gel, glue glass, wooden house, lights, twigs, pewter bowl and wire approximate size 36” x 20” x 20” (H x W x D)
Home is a portrait of what depression and suicide attempts do to a place we call home.
Broadside Poem 002
2015 Pencil, Color pencil and Ink on Paper 18” x 9” (H x W)
This work came from a project for The Betsy Hotel. Artists were given poems to incorporate into their artwork. The artists had freedom to include any part of the poem as part of the artworks. The images were made into transparencies that were shown in light boxes at the hotel.
2012 Oil Paint and Glitter on Canvas 30” x 26” (H x W)