I have heroes -- people that are influential in my life and that I have never met. They represent something important to me and inspire me. Each work in this series represents what a certain hero means to me -- how I feel, how their soul mixes with mine, why I am better because of them.
These paintings are created using a new technique that I modified from the work of one of my artistic heroes, Jack Whitten. I create tesserae (or tiles) by pigmenting resin, creating sheets of medium, and cutting or breaking them into individual pieces. These are then used to mosaic the body of the painting onto wood panels. I then paint, etch, fill, and add other materials and layers to complete the work. This tiling and layered painting process creates extraordinary depth, movement, and interest in the works.
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