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2001, 2015, 2018

The Last

The skulls. While I am adding subtle visual cues as to skull’s history, I am more interested in the skull’s psychological impact as a physical reminder of our own end of consciousness, of personality, and of memory. The drawings are involved in a dark comedy that substitutes narcissism with extinction.

The Last

  •  THE LAST ATTORNEY • 2018 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST ATTORNEY • 2018 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST POLITICIAN • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST POLITICIAN • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST POLITICAL PRISONER • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST POLITICAL PRISONER • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST HERO • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST HERO • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST AUTHOR • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST AUTHOR • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST CLOWN • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST CLOWN • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST ARTIST • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST ARTIST • 2015 • Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 11 x 14 inches [28 x 26 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

  •  THE LAST ASTRONAUT • 2001 • Compressed Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 27 x 30 inches [69 x 76 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA

    THE LAST ASTRONAUT • 2001 • Compressed Charcoal on Gessoed Canvas • 27 x 30 inches [69 x 76 cm] • Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA


Self Portraits • 2017 +

  •  SELF PORTRAIT PENSIVE • 2021 • Pencil Paper • 24 x 19  inches [60 x 48 cm]

    SELF PORTRAIT PENSIVE • 2021 • Pencil Paper • 24 x 19 inches [60 x 48 cm]

  •  SELF PORTRAIT LAUGHING • 2021 • Pencil Paper • 24 x 19  inches [60 x 48 cm]

    SELF PORTRAIT LAUGHING • 2021 • Pencil Paper • 24 x 19 inches [60 x 48 cm]

  •  SELF PORTRAIT AT 66 • 2021 • Oil on Paper • 24 x 19  inches [60 x 48 cm]

    SELF PORTRAIT AT 66 • 2021 • Oil on Paper • 24 x 19 inches [60 x 48 cm]

  •  SELF PORTRAIT AT 65 • 2019 • Charcoal, Pastel, Colored-Pencil, and Coffee on Paper • 55 x 41  inches [140 x 104 cm]

    SELF PORTRAIT AT 65 • 2019 • Charcoal, Pastel, Colored-Pencil, and Coffee on Paper • 55 x 41 inches [140 x 104 cm]

  •  SELF PORTRAIT AT 64 • 2018 • Charcoal, Pastel, and Colored-Pencil on Prepared Paper • 48 x 34  inches [122 x 86 cm]

    SELF PORTRAIT AT 64 • 2018 • Charcoal, Pastel, and Colored-Pencil on Prepared Paper • 48 x 34 inches [122 x 86 cm]

  •  SELF PORTRAIT AT 62 • 2017 • Charcoal, Pastel, Acrylic, Oil, and Coffee on Prepared Paper • 52 x 31½  inches [132 x 34 cm] • Private Collection, Little Rock, AR

    SELF PORTRAIT AT 62 • 2017 • Charcoal, Pastel, Acrylic, Oil, and Coffee on Prepared Paper • 52 x 31½ inches [132 x 34 cm] • Private Collection, Little Rock, AR



Statement

The Self Portrait: No explanation necessary. Just seemed appropriate to put my series of self portraits here. I hope to create one each year.

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