Where next? 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 52″ x 54″    This body of work is a confusing, heart-wrenching inquiry into the nature of death and separation. On August 10, 2012, my 24-year-old son, Michael, died in his sleep. We don’t know why. I have been searching for answers to what happens after we transition from this life since then.
       
     
  Where are you going? 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 36″    
       
     
  Transition. 2014. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 44.5″ x 59.5″
       
     
  Is. 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 18″
       
     
  Confusion. 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 30″ x 24″
       
     
 Brother stack. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 33.125"    Woodshedding is a term I learned from my jazz musician sons, Michael and Corey, whose practice of woodshedding made them each very accomplished improvisational artists. It means more than just practicing. It’s recognition of the need to sequester oneself to dig into the difficult aspects of one’s craft. These paintings are from the beginning of my solo residency in Leigh Hyam's studio in San Miguel de Allende in May, 2015, where I did just that. 
       
     
 Mama tears. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 33.5" 
       
     
 Takeoff. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 32.5" 
       
     
 Ben. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 32" 
       
     
 Reprieve. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 38" x 47" 
       
     
  Winter. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 30″    I continue to paint through the seasons, still questioning, still wondering…       
       
     
  Spring. 2015. Acrylic on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     
  Summer. 2015. Acrylic on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     
  Autumn. 2015. Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     
  Where next? 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 52″ x 54″    This body of work is a confusing, heart-wrenching inquiry into the nature of death and separation. On August 10, 2012, my 24-year-old son, Michael, died in his sleep. We don’t know why. I have been searching for answers to what happens after we transition from this life since then.
       
     

Where next? 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 52″ x 54″

This body of work is a confusing, heart-wrenching inquiry into the nature of death and separation. On August 10, 2012, my 24-year-old son, Michael, died in his sleep. We don’t know why. I have been searching for answers to what happens after we transition from this life since then.

  Where are you going? 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 36″    
       
     

Where are you going? 2014. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 36″

 

  Transition. 2014. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 44.5″ x 59.5″
       
     

Transition. 2014. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 44.5″ x 59.5″

  Is. 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 18″
       
     

Is. 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 18″

  Confusion. 2013. Acrylic on canvas. 30″ x 24″
       
     

Confusion. 2013. Acrylic on canvas.
30″ x 24″

 Brother stack. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 33.125"    Woodshedding is a term I learned from my jazz musician sons, Michael and Corey, whose practice of woodshedding made them each very accomplished improvisational artists. It means more than just practicing. It’s recognition of the need to sequester oneself to dig into the difficult aspects of one’s craft. These paintings are from the beginning of my solo residency in Leigh Hyam's studio in San Miguel de Allende in May, 2015, where I did just that. 
       
     

Brother stack. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 33.125" 

Woodshedding is a term I learned from my jazz musician sons, Michael and Corey, whose practice of woodshedding made them each very accomplished improvisational artists. It means more than just practicing. It’s recognition of the need to sequester oneself to dig into the difficult aspects of one’s craft. These paintings are from the beginning of my solo residency in Leigh Hyam's studio in San Miguel de Allende in May, 2015, where I did just that. 

 Mama tears. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 33.5" 
       
     

Mama tears. 2015. Acrylic on canvas.
47" x 33.5" 

 Takeoff. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 32.5" 
       
     

Takeoff. 2015. Acrylic on canvas.
47" x 32.5" 

 Ben. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 47" x 32" 
       
     

Ben. 2015. Acrylic on canvas.
47" x 32" 

 Reprieve. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 38" x 47" 
       
     

Reprieve. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 38" x 47" 

  Winter. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 30″    I continue to paint through the seasons, still questioning, still wondering…       
       
     

Winter. 2015. Acrylic on canvas. 24″ x 30″

I continue to paint through the seasons, still questioning, still wondering…

 

 

  Spring. 2015. Acrylic on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     

Spring. 2015. Acrylic on paper.
24″ x 18″

  Summer. 2015. Acrylic on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     

Summer. 2015. Acrylic on paper.
24″ x 18″

  Autumn. 2015. Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 24″ x 18″
       
     

Autumn. 2015. Acrylic and charcoal on paper. 24″ x 18″