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The Best-7

The Best-7

2014

Installation painting

7 individual paintings hung in a drooping right pattern, acrylic & oil on linen and  canvas framed, installation view.

51 in x 12 ft & 2  5/8 in x 2 1/2 in

129.54 cm x  372.43 cm x 6.35 cm

A religious installation painting. Each individual painting has a  word phrase in the lower section of the linen.  Moving left to right they say: "Earth is the best planet to live on,"  "Christianity is the best religion,"  Islam is the best religion,"  "No religion is the best religion,"  Your religion is the best religion,"  "My religion is the best religion," and written upside-down "Terrorism is the best religion." 

The Christianity painting has "Catholic vs Protestant" and the Islam painting has "Sunni vs Shia" written on the bottom face of the frame. Each painting has "Enlightenment" written on the top face of the frame, except the Earth and No Religion paintings.

 

 

 

 

 

Terrorism is the Best 7-7

Terrorism is the Best 7-7

The Best-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on black linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

My Religion is the Best 6-7

My Religion is the Best 6-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on white linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

Your Religion is the Best 5-7

Your Religion is the Best 5-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on white linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

No Religion is the Best 4-7

No Religion is the Best 4-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on white linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

Islam is the Best 3-7

Islam is the Best 3-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on white linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

Christianity is the Best 2-7

Christianity is the Best 2-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on white linen framed

36 x 17 3/16 x 2 1/2 in

91.44 x 43.66 x 6.35 cm

Earth is the Best 1-7

Earth is the Best 1-7

The Best Religion-7 (series)

2014

acrylic on canvas framed

39 5/16 x 40 x 2 1/2 in

99.85 x 101.60 x 6.35 cm

Milky White - 28 (detail - cases)

Milky White - 28 (detail - cases)

2013

28 custom cases

17 5/16 x 12 5/16 x 2 7/8 in

43.97 x 31.27 x 7.30

The Milky White-28 series consist of 28 individual paintings all of identical size. Each has an individual  case for display, shipping, and storage. The case fits into a standard large shipping box and does not require additional packing material.  When displaying a painting the case should be hung to the right or below the painting.  The combination painting/case creates a "ready-go".

 

Hanging instruction for the "Milky White-28" series:

Hang case to right of painting. Use 2 nails level 17 in (43 cm) apart.

or

Hang case below painting. Use 2 nails vertically aligned 18 in (46 cm) apart.

Milky White-28 (detail)

Milky White-28 (detail)

2013

Dangerous Animal 6-28 2-2

acrylic on black linen framed with case, installation view

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Case

17 5/16 x 12 5/16 x 2 7/8 in

43.97 x 31.27 x 7.30

FedEx Large Box

 

The Milky White-28 series consist of 28 individual paintings all of identical size. Each has an individual  case for display, shipping, and storage. The case fits into a standard large shipping box and does not require additional packing material.  When displaying a painting the case should be hung to the right or below the painting.  The combination painting/case creates a "ready-go".

In this example, a FedEx Large Box is used. (You can also use other carriers such as U.P.S., all  the carrier's standard large shipping boxes have the same dimensions).  With Fedex's OneRate shipping, you can ship a Milky White-28 anywhere in the U.S. for only $19.95.

Dangerous Animal 6-28 2-2

Dangerous Animal 6-28 2-2

Milky White-28 (a Ready-Go series)

2013

acrylic on black linen framed with case, installation view

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

case

17 5/16 x 12 5/16 x 2 7/8 in

43.97 x 31.27 x 7.30

 

Hanging instruction for the "Milky White-28" series:

Hang case to right of painting. Use 2 nails level 17 in (43 cm) apart.

or

Hang case below painting. Use 2 nails vertically aligned 18 in (46 cm) apart.

A Ready-Go (30 second demo)

Milky White - 28 (series)

2013

HD video, color, sound, 30 seconds.

A Ready-Go: Includes custom display/shipping/storage case.

In this example, a FedEx Large Box is used. (You can also use other carriers such as U.P.S., all  the carrier's standard large shipping boxes have the same dimensions).  With Fedex's OneRate shipping, you can ship a Milky White-28 anywhere in the U.S. for only $19.95.

 

Milky Dangerous  2-2, 6-28 

acrylic on black linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

case (In this video, the case cover is not completed;the final product is burnished).

17 5/16 x 12 5/16 x 2 7/8 in

43.97 x 31.27 x 7.30

Love, Sex, Death, Desire 1-28

Love, Sex, Death, Desire 1-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click the four square in the bottom righthand corner for thumbnail images of the entire collection.

Art Tricks 2-28

Art Tricks 2-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Images 3-28

Images 3-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on black linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

See God 4-28

See God 4-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on black linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Dangerous Animal 5-28 1-2

Dangerous Animal 5-28 1-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Dangerous Animal 6-28 2-2

Dangerous Animal 6-28 2-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on black linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Girls Walking By 7-28 1-2

Girls Walking By 7-28 1-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Girls Walking By 8-28 2-2

Girls Walking By 8-28 2-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Signature 9-28

Signature 9-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 10-28 1-8

Sugar 10-28 1-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 11-28 2-8

Sugar 11-28 2-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 12-28 3-8

Sugar 12-28 3-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 13-28 4-8

Sugar 13-28 4-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 14-28 5-8

Sugar 14-28 5-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 15-28 6-8

Sugar 15-28 6-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 16-28 7-8

Sugar 16-28 7-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sugar 17-28 8-8

Sugar 17-28 8-8

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Sweet Sugar 18-28

Sweet Sugar 18-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Gently Coaxing 19-28

Gently Coaxing 19-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

No Evil 20-28

No Evil 20-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Unexpected 21-28

Unexpected 21-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Good vs Evil 22-28

Good vs Evil 22-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Developments 23-28

Developments 23-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Developments 23-28

Developments 23-28

Milky White-28 (a Ready-Go series)

2013

acrylic on white linen framed with case, installation view

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

case

17 5/16 x 12 5/16 x 2 7/8 in

43.97 x 31.27 x 7.30

 

Hanging instruction for the "Milky White-28" series:

Hang case to right of painting. Use 2 nails level 17 in (43 cm) apart.

or

Hang case below painting. Use 2 nails vertically aligned 18 in (46 cm) apart.

Life & Death 24-28

Life & Death 24-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

I Saw 25-28

I Saw 25-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

Pretended 26-28

Pretended 26-28

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on canvas framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

To Die For 27-28 1-2

To Die For 27-28 1-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on white linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

To Die For 28-28 2-2

To Die For 28-28 2-2

Milky White-28

2013

acrylic on black linen framed

15 3/16 x 11 13/16 x 2 1/2 in

38.58 x 30 x 6.35 cm

A Childhood Cycle 1-4

A Childhood Cycle 1-4

Life Cycle-4

2012

acrylic on white linen framed

54 9/16 x 28 11/16 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 72.87 x 6.35 cm

Life Cycle-4 (detail, 40 second performance)

Life Cycle-4 (series)

2012

Griffin Christensen in collaboration with Thomas Zanz.

Performance: Thomas Zanz

HD video, color, sound, 40 seconds.

 

For more information please refer to future blog and watch the film Life Cycle:

131:26 min: full-length film

5:28 min: trailer 

A Midlife Cycle 2-4

A Midlife Cycle 2-4

Life Cycle-4

2012

acrylic on peasant linen framed

54 9/16 x 28 11/16 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 72.87 x 6.35 cm

An Old Age Cycle 3-4

An Old Age Cycle 3-4

Life Cycle-4

2012

acrylic on canvas framed

54 9/16 x 28 11/16 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 72.87 x 6.35 cm

A Death 4-4

A Death 4-4

Life Cycle-4

2012

54 9/16 x 28 11/16 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 72.87 x 6.35 cm

acrylic on black linen framed, museum glass,  LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony Blu-ray DVD player, Nielsen Metal frame, surge protector, HDMI cable, foamboard, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

Film:  Life Cycle, 2013, Griffin Christensen collaboration with ZanZ, HD video, 131-minute loop, color, sound, a performance by Thomas ZanZ.

Please click for film trailer:

 http://www.thomaszanz.com/portfolio/2014/6/1/life-cycle-trailer.

 

Drawing:  Melancholy Man, 1985, Thomas Christensen (Thomas ZanZ),  charcoal on newsprint under glass.

18 x 22 5/8 in         45.72 x 57.47 cm

 

Stages of life; childhood, midlife, old age, and death. The looping film integrated into the upper right corner reveals insights into the paintings and charcoal drawing.

The film also explores ordinary day to day life interrupted by extraordinary moments of good and bad, excitement, comedy, seriousness, arousal, and some plain old nonsence.

Please watch the entire trailer to get a feel. Please click for film trailer:

 http://www.thomaszanz.com/portfolio/2014/6/1/life-cycle-trailer  

The charcoal drawing of the old man with a Soviet Union and American flag draped over his head is placed directly below the looping film. The film represents his thoughts and reflections at death. 

 

More information will follow on the future blog.

 

A Death 4-4 (detail)

A Death 4-4 (detail)

Life Cycle-4 (series)

2012

Tom Christensen (Thomas Zanz), Melancholy Man, 1985.

charcoal on newsprint under glass.

18 x 22 5/8 in

45.72 x 57.47 cm

A Death 4-4 (detail, verso)

A Death 4-4 (detail, verso)

Life Cycle-4

2012

LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony Blu-ray DVD player, Nielsen Metal frame, surge protector, HDMI cable, foamboard, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

54 9/16 x 28 11/16 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 72.87 x 6.35 cm

Life Cycle (trailer)

Life Cycle-4 (series)

2012

Griffin Christensen in collaboration with Thomas Zanz.

Performance: Thomas Zanz

HD video, color, sound, 5:28 minutes.

 

 

The progression of life and life.  The Life Cycle film begins with a childhood bright, pure, peaceful  and innocent, almost like a dream. It then overlaps into midlife where we witness a performance by Thomas Zanz annihilating  both a baby blue and pink painting.  From there it overlaps into old age where we once again find peace. Then death. This progression through the life stages takes about 4 1/2 minutes. 

The life stages segment is directly followed by a 30 second spot.  Now these 30 second spots; these are what makes life... life.  They are the memorable things, good or bad.   The subject matter can be exciting, commercial, funny, sexy, serious, nonsensical just to name a few of the 29 different spots.   

So the film is structured into the two parts;  the same life stages segment plays 29 times with a 30 second spot between each one.  Playing the same life stages segment repeatedly demonstrates when life becomes monotonous, ordinary, and dull. But, with the 30 second spots brings excitement, hope, and anticipation for something extraordinary.

Please watch the trailer where you will see the life stages segment followed by an eclectic compilation from some of the 30 second spots.

 

For more details, please check back for future blog and for now watch the film "Life Cycle"

Trailer: 5:28 minutes.

Full-length film: 131:26 minutes.

Life Cycle-4

Life Cycle-4

2012

Installation painting

4 individual paintings overlapping, acrylic and oil on linen or canvas framed, HD video, charcoal on newsprint under glass, installation view

54 9/16 x 110 1/4 x 2 1/2 in

138.59 x 280 x 6.35 cm 

Film:  Life Cycle, 2013, Griffin Christensen collaboration with Zanz, HD video, 131-minute loop, color, sound, a performance by Thomas Zanz.

Please click for film trailer:

 http://www.thomaszanz.com/portfolio/2014/6/1/life-cycle-trailer  

 

Drawing:  Melancholy Man, 1985, Thomas Christensen (Thomas Zanz),  charcoal on newsprint under glass.

18 x 22 5/8 in         45.72 x 57.47 cm

Hardware A Death 4-4):  LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony Blu-ray DVD player, Nielsen Metal frame, surge protector, HDMI cable, foamboard, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

 

 

Stages of life; childhood, midlife, old age, and death. The looping film integrated into the upper right corner reveals insights into the paintings and charcoal drawing.

The film also explores ordinary day to day life interrupted by extraordinary moments of good and bad, excitement, comedy, seriousness, arousal, and some plain old nonsence.

Please watch the entire trailer to get a feel. Please click for film trailer:

 http://www.thomaszanz.com/portfolio/2014/6/1/life-cycle-trailer  

 

The charcoal drawing of the old man with a Soviet Union and American flag draped over his head is placed directly below the looping film. The film represents his thoughts and reflections at death. 

 

More information will follow on the future blog.

​An Everything Thought 1-10​

​An Everything Thought 1-10​

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

​An Everything Vision 2-10

​An Everything Vision 2-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

29 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 2 1/2 in

73.98 x 59.69 x 6.35 cm

​An Everything Feeling​ 3-10

​An Everything Feeling​ 3-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

​​An Everything Gesture 4-10

​​An Everything Gesture 4-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

29 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 2 1/2 in

73.98 x 59.69 x 6.35 cm

​An Everything Word 5-10

​An Everything Word 5-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

An ​​​Everything Touch 6-10

An ​​​Everything Touch 6-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

29 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 2 1/2 in

73.98 x 59.69 x 6.35 cm

An ​Everything Seed 7-10

An ​Everything Seed 7-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

An Everything Egg 8-10

An Everything Egg 8-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

29 1/8 x 23 1/2 x 2 1/2 in

73.98 x 59.69 x 6.35 cm

​An Everything Dream 9-10

​An Everything Dream 9-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

An Everything Conclusion​ 10-10

An Everything Conclusion​ 10-10

Everything-10 

2011

acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed

23 1/2 x 29 1/8 x 2 1/2 in

59.69 x 73.98 x 6.35 cm

Everything-10

Everything-10

2011

Installation painting

10 individual paintings overlapping hung in a rolling/wavy pattern, acrylic & oil on peasant linen framed,  installation view

44 1/8 in x 21 ft 10 in x 5 in

112.08 x 665.48 x 12.70 cm

 

Exploration in movement. Please begin by reading the word phrases from left to right. Please note the somersaulting effect. Now read from right to left.

Each individual painting is constructed with a slant on all four interior sides. Please look for the pink on the edge of the linen. This not only creates a distorted look,  but also contributes to the somersaulting movement.

Please note the trajectory  pattern of the color forms.

For more detail on this piece, please refer to the future blog.

A Beautiful Sunrise 1-9

A Beautiful Sunrise 1-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Film 2-9

A Beautiful Film 2-9

Beautiful-9 

2013

acrylic and oil on white linen film framed, LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony blu-ray DVD player, surge protector, HDMI cable, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

future video, Griffin ChristensenBeautiful, (date unknown), HD video, color, sound, minutes unknown.

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Film 2-9  (detail, verso)

A Beautiful Film 2-9 (detail, verso)

Beautiful-9 

2013

LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony blu-ray DVD player, surge protector, HDMI cable, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Still Life 3-9

A Beautiful Still Life 3-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Landscape 4-9

A Beautiful Landscape 4-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Beach 5-9

A Beautiful Beach 5-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Bouquet 6-9

A Beautiful Bouquet 6-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

Beautiful-9 (series)

2010, 4/7/13 (sound added)

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Acrylic and oil on white linen framed. 

Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops).

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

A Beautiful Nude 7-9

Beautiful-9 (series)

2010, 4/7/13 (sound added)

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Acrylic and oil on white linen framed. 

Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops).

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

 Verso and inset:  Apple iPod Nano (insertable ), speakers, speaker cable, USB cable, USB power adapter, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

 

Painting and sound. It is important to have the correct sound level. It should be difficult to hear.  As the viewer comes upon the painting, they can detect a slight sound.  They are drawn in.  They come closer and closer.  Next thing they know, they're leaning into a beautiful nude (at least the words "a beautiful nude").

Autour de Lucie is an indie pop band from Paris.  The french vocals and overall composition are an ethereal beauty!  The sample sound tracks are only two of eleven.  They can be found by clicking here.  You should really listen to the entire album.  

The album is meant to play in a continuos loop.  But, just in case, the iPod is easily accessible by simply inserting your thumb and index finger into a dugout in the the top of the frame. You can pull the iPod up to access the commands.  When completed, the iPod drops back down out of sight. Ideally, an electrical outlet is located directly behind the painting. If hung in the installation painting "Beautiful-9" it can share an outlet with "A Beautiful Film 2-9". Please refer back to the "Beautiful-9" tab for the complete series.

A Beautiful Portrait 8-9

A Beautiful Portrait 8-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 9/16 x 30 9/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.62 x 77.62 x 6.35 cm

​A Beautiful Sunset 9-9

​A Beautiful Sunset 9-9

Beautiful-9 

2010

acrylic and oil on white linen framed

30 7/16 x 30 7/16 x 2 1/2 in  

77.61 x 77.61 x 6.35 cm

Beautiful-9

Beautiful-9

2013 

Installation painting

9 individual paintings overlapping hung in an elliptical pattern, acrylic and oil on white linen framed, installation view.

55 7/16 in x 27 ft  x 5 in

140.81 cm x 680.56 cm x 12.7 cm

 Sound: Autour De Lucie, Faux Movement, 2001, 50-minute 12-second loop @ 40 decibels (same sound level as small raindrops). 

Click here to listen to two sample sound tracks.

Hardware for sound ("A Beautiful Nude 7-9"): Apple iPod Nano (insertable), two speakers, speaker cable, USB cable, USB power adapter, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

Hardware for video ("A Beautiful Film 2-9"):  LG-26" LED HDTV, Sony blu-ray DVD player, surge protector, HDMI cable, TV & DVD remote controls, aluminum bars, wood, hanging wire, various fasteners.

 

This installation painting is displayed in an arch like the sun moving across the sky from sunrise to sunset.

For more information please refer to the  future blog.

Happy Sunrise 1-12

Happy Sunrise 1-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Dancing Sunrise 2-12

Dancing Sunrise 2-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Secret Sunrise 3-12

Secret Sunrise 3-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Near Sunrise 4-12

Near Sunrise 4-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Expectant Sunrise 5-12

Expectant Sunrise 5-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Running with Sunrise 6-12

Running with Sunrise 6-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Staring @ Sunrise 7-12

Staring @ Sunrise 7-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Adults Only Sunrise 8-12

Adults Only Sunrise 8-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Desperate Sunrise 9-12

Desperate Sunrise 9-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Thinking Sunrise 10-12

Thinking Sunrise 10-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Aroused Sunrise 11-12

Aroused Sunrise 11-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

A Folpmaker Sunrise 12-12

A Folpmaker Sunrise 12-12

Sunrise-12 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

23 x 44 x 2 1/2 in     

58.42 x 111.76 x 6.35 cm

Tools 1-7 Numbers

Tools 1-7 Numbers

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 2-7 Money

Tools 2-7 Money

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 3-7 Alphabet

Tools 3-7 Alphabet

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 4-7 Brain

Tools 4-7 Brain

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 5-7 Love/Hate

Tools 5-7 Love/Hate

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 6-7 Life/Sex

Tools 6-7 Life/Sex

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools 7-7 Creativity

Tools 7-7 Creativity

Tools-7 

2009

acrylic and oil on canvas framed

38 7/16 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

97.63 x 72.71 x 6.35 cm

Tools-7

Tools-7

2009

Installation painting

7 individual paintings overlapping hung in a slight upside-down V pattern, acrylic & oil on canvas framed, installation view.

47 7/16 in x 16 ft 4 3/8 in x 5 in

120.49 cm x 498.79 x 12.7 cm

 

 

The division of brain activities.

The left brain paintings are made of horizontal lists; black and white numbers, international currency symbols, and a colorful alphabet. Secondary words "trust and confidence" are in the money painting and "hope and communicate" in the alphabet painting.

Two of the right brain paintings have dual meanings; love/hate and life/sex.  The creativity painting is a raw canvas without any color form.

More information to follow on a future blog.

Great Recession 1-7 United Kingdom

Great Recession 1-7 United Kingdom

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 2-7 United States

Great Recession 2-7 United States

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 3-7 Japan

Great Recession 3-7 Japan

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 4-7 Italy

Great Recession 4-7 Italy

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 5-7 Germany

Great Recession 5-7 Germany

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 6-7 France

Great Recession 6-7 France

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

Great Recession 7-7 Canada

Great Recession 7-7 Canada

Great Recession G7

2009

acrylic on canvas framed

18 5/8 x 30 5/8 x 2 1/2 in     

47.31 x 77.79 x 6.35 cm

The Beginning

The Beginning

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on linen framed

52 1/2 x 28 5/8 x 2 1/2 in    

133.35 x 72.71 x 6.36 cm

 

Black & Blue Life

Black & Blue Life

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on linen framed

34 1/2 x 54 1/2 x 2 1/2 in     

87.63 x 138.43 x 6.35 cm

 

The Sad Truth

The Sad Truth

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on canvas framed

70 7/8 x 30 9/16 x 2 1/2 in     

180.02 x 77.63 x 6.35 cm

 

Projects

Projects

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on linen framed

68 7/16 x 40 x 2 1/2 in     

180.02 x 77.63 x 6.35 cm

 

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on canvas framed

40 x 41 7/16 x 2 1/2 in

101.6 x 105.25 x 6.35 cm

Breath, Lucky, Life

Breath, Lucky, Life

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on canvas framed

68 7/16 x 40 x 3 1/2 in

173.83 x 101.6 x 8.89 cm

My Studio

My Studio

The First Snow of Next Year

2008

acrylic on linen framed

38 3/8 x 32 x 3 1/2 in

97.47 x 81.28 x 8.89 cm

177 Manila

177 Manila

Manila

1993

acrylic, plastic cement, & polyurethane on burlap framed

54 5/8 x 27 3/4 in    

138.7 x 70.5 cm

 

174 Escape from Hidden Limits

174 Escape from Hidden Limits

Starter Night 

1993

acrylic, oil, wax crayon, glass fiber, glue & polyurethane on canvas on veneer framed

20 3/8 x 16 5/16 in    

51.8 x 41.4 cm

 

173 Flying Buffalo

173 Flying Buffalo

La Jolla Indian Reservation

1993

acrylic, enamel, encaustic, polyurethane on canvas framed

5 1/2 x 7 1/2 in    

14 x 19.1 cm

171 Slow Walk

171 Slow Walk

La Jolla Indian Reservation

1993

acrylic, encaustic, polyurethane on canvas framed

7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in    

19.1 x 14 cm

169 Dark Adaptations of Animals

169 Dark Adaptations of Animals

Starter Night 

1993

acrylic, wax crayon, metallic, glue, & polyurethane on canvas on veneer framed

20 3/8 x 16 1/4 in    

51.8 x 41.3 cm

 

167 Fly Birdie, Fly

167 Fly Birdie, Fly

Starter Night 

1993

acrylic, mica, encaustic, polyester resin, oil, glass fibers, & thread on polyester cloth on canvas on veneer framed

14 x 12 5/8 in    

35.6 x 32.1 cm

 

164 Blow Spout

164 Blow Spout

Starter Night 

1993

acrylic, mica, plastic cement, linseed oil, oil, nail, & enamel on canvas on veneer framed

14 7/16 x 31 in    

36.7 x 78.7 cm

 

163 Repose of Souls

163 Repose of Souls

Starter Night

1993

acrylic, polyurethane, plastic cement, nail, & enamel on canvas on veneer framed

12 3/16 x 17 3/4 in           

31 x 45.1 cm

 

161 Mind Rendering

161 Mind Rendering

Starter Night 

1993

acrylic, polyurethane, glue on canvas on veneer framed

20 5/8 x 16 5 /8 in        

52.4 x 42.2 cm

 

159 Empty are the Thoughts of the Wise

159 Empty are the Thoughts of the Wise

Manila

1993

acrylic, mica, polyurethane, & encaustic on canvas framed

23 3/8 x 24 3/4 in    

59.4 x 62.9 cm

 

 

157 The Shark and the Cattle

157 The Shark and the Cattle

Manila

1993

acrylic, oil, polyurethane, & corroded metal on canvas framed

36 3/4 x 29 3/4 in    

93.3 x 75.6 cm

 

154 X Marks a Spot

154 X Marks a Spot

San Calamity

1993

acrylic, polyurethane, oil, enamel, mica, encaustic on canvas framed

21 1/2 x 81 3/8 in 

54.6 x 206.7 cm.

153 Badger in the Wood Box

153 Badger in the Wood Box

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel, mica, polyurethane, & msa varnish on canvas framed

82 1/2 x 38 1/2 in   

212.1 x 97.8 cm

 

 

151 Killer in the Church

151 Killer in the Church

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed 

69 x 28 15/16 in    

175.3 x 73.5 cm

 

149 Political Death

149 Political Death

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel, oil, & polyurethane on duck cloth framed

36 1/16 x 67 in    

91.6 x 170.2 cm

 

 

147 Floating Tranquility

147 Floating Tranquility

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel, polyurethane, & msa varnish on canvas framed

31 7/16 x 88 1/2 in    

79.9 x 224.8 cm

 

 

144 Further Perspectives on Life

144 Further Perspectives on Life

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic, oil, msa varnish, enamel, & polyurethane on upholstery cloth framed

48 7/8 x 45 3/16 in    

124.1 x 114.8 cm

 

 

143 Drifted into Another Space

143 Drifted into Another Space

Late San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel, & metallic on shantung on canvas framed

39 3/4  x 40 1/2 in    

101 x 102.9 cm

 

 

141 Intrusions in the Dark

141 Intrusions in the Dark

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed

27 7/8 x 46 1/4 in    

70.8 x 117.5 cm

 

139 Bonanza in the Meadows

139 Bonanza in the Meadows

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed

12 7/8 x 62 3/8 in    

32.7 x 158.4 cm

 

 

137 Without Earth

137 Without Earth

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel, msa varnish, & polyurethane on canvas framed

11 1/8 x 103 7/16 in    

28.2 x 262.7 cm

 

134 Interference of Life

134 Interference of Life

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel & polyurethane on canvas framed

72 1/4  x 38 5/16 in    

183.5 x 97.3 cm

 

133 Desert Sand and Life

133 Desert Sand and Life

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel & polyurethane on canvas framed

34 1/6 x 78 3/4 in    

85.5 x 200 cm

 

131 Subtraction of Fire

131 Subtraction of Fire

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic & enamel on canvas framed

16 5/8  x 88 3/4 in    

42.1 x 225.4 cm

 

129 Delusions of I-Ching

129 Delusions of I-Ching

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic, enamel & polyurethane on canvas framed

20 1/4  x 86 in    

51.4 x 218.4 cm

 

 

127 Necklace

127 Necklace

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed

25 x 73 1/8 in    

63.5 x 185.7 cm

 

124 Gaudy Purple

124 Gaudy Purple

Early San Francisco

1992

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed

25 x 54 3/4 in    

63.5 x 139.1 cm

 

123 Crying Being

123 Crying Being

Hermosa

1991

acrylic, oil, polyurethane, alkyd & msa varnish on canvas framed

53 7/16 x 33 in    

135.7 x 83.8 cm

 

 

#20

#20

Torrance

1989

acrylic on canvas framed

22 7/16 x 72 5/8 in

57 x 184.5 cm

#19

#19

Torrance

1989

acrylic & enamel on canvas framed

26 1/2 x 72 1/2 in    

67.3 x 184.2 cm

 

 

#17

#17

Torrance

1989

acrylic & polyurethane on canvas framed

28 11/16 x 71 5/8 in    

72.7 x 182.1 cm

 

 

#16

#16

Torrance

1989

acrylic on canvas framed

40 1/2 x 72 1/2 in    

102.9 x 145 cm

 

 

#15

#15

Torrance

1989

acrylic on canvas framed

33 1/2  x 81 5/8 in    

85.1 x 207.3 cm

 

 

#14

#14

Northern

1988

acrylic, polyurethane on duck cloth framed

31 x 73 in    

78.7 x 185.4 cm

 

 

#13

#13

Northern

1988

acrylic, polyurethane on duck cloth framed

31 x 73 in    

78.7 x 185.4 cm

 

 

#12

#12

Northern

1988

acrylic, polyurethane, tempera on canvas framed

19  x 72 in    

43.3 x 182.9 cm

 

#11

#11

Northern

1988

acrylic, polyurethane, tempera on canvas framed

19  x 72 in    

43.3 x 182.9 cm

 

 

#8

#8

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

48 x 24 in    

121.9 x 61 cm

 

#9

#9

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

48 x 24 in    

121.9 x 61 cm

 

 

#7

#7

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

48 x 24 in    

121.9 x 61 cm

 

#6

#6

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in    

68.6 x 198.1 cm

 

 

#5

#5

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in    

68.6 x 198.1 cm

 

 

#4

#4

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in   

68.6 x 198.1 cm

 

 

#3

#3

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in   

68.6 x 198.1 cm

 

 

#2

#2

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in    

68.6 x 198.1 cm

 

 

#1

#1

Northern

1988

acrylic on masonite framed

24 x 78 in  

68.6 x 198.1 cm