Category: Visual Art

Finding Harmony: Original Storyboards (2005)

It was 2005 and I had just finished my first draft of my first feature length screenplay, Finding Harmony. I had also just set up shop with my very own studio on Illinois Avenue in Northwest DC. I had several people read the script and […]

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Pen & Ink: The Second Time Around (2000)

In 2000, I was working around the clock. A “day job” to not only pay the bills, but also frame my artwork. Framing artwork is expensive and getting some free materials was part of the plan. If I had an idea, I just did it… […]

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Mixed Media: Fatherhood in The City (2003)

In 2003, I had only been a father for a couple of years. I spent all my time with my son, not just keeping an eye on him, but fully engaged and enjoying the experience. I was able to see myself and my wife, in […]

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Sketch: String Theory (1/5/2021)

I’ve been thinking about string theory quite a bit lately. That’s kinda all one could do, “seeing” how we’ll never “see” any physical evidence of such. It also seems like such a waste of time, but wasting time is greater part of what I do. […]

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Sketch: Gravity is a Bitch (1/2021)

Getting back to my notebook groove: as a child this is what I would do in class while the teacher sounded like Charlie Brown’s parents (wah-wah-wah). This is a fundamental part of gemalism, I believe. It’s somewhat useless, if you just throw away the notebooks […]

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City Kid: Colored Pencil on Paper (1995)

Every time a take a trip to the basement, I discover something from the past. This was hidden, taped on a random piece of foam-core I was about to throw in the trash. Glad I flipped it over. I was learning how to use colored-pencils […]

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Notebook Sketch. What I Saw Outside My Window in 1978 (1/5/2021)

Disclaimer: I have a vivid imagination. That could be an understatement. Nonetheless, I have never doubted what I saw outside of my bedroom window in the summer of 1978. I remember hearing something outside (the window was open), an oscillating sound and when I got […]

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Notebook Sketch: The Virus (1/5/2021)

Going a bit stir-crazy, being confined to a short list of places to go and things to do. With the colder weather compounding the isolation (can’t sit outside in a field or the empty stands of the nearby park for hours) of world responding to […]

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Notebook Sketch: Other Beings (1/4/2021)

I try and imagine what other “intelligent” life would look like. I often “theorize” they’d be less organic and possibly highly amalgamated with whatever technological breakthroughs their intelligence engendered. The forces of nature do a spectacular job, but when the mind develops it starts to […]

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Sure Shot: Acrylic on Canvas (1997)

This was a painting I began when I touched-down back in Pittsburgh in 1997. It took a few months to complete, as I was distracted by a job and trying to figure out what the grand scheme of my creative life would look like. I’d […]

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