The Continuing Story of a Soft Ascension into Cast Off Situations is an ongoing, to never be "finished," collage series. It is semi-narrative cheap (less fiscally (but not always) than characteristically (but not always)) neo-surrealism, occupied by a large cast of recurring motifs & figures/characters, each supported by their own shifting symbolic meaning or lack thereof. These works largely avoid backgrounds or landscapes in the hope of keeping their pictorial status less as "scenes" and more as situations. The collage method I employ does not necessarily follow the standard found image juxtaposition, but instead borrows a page from Matisse's late art arthritic playbook: use large found blocks of color (always look for large format inexpensive magazines) to create the visual image.

 
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Precariousness

paper on paper on board, 2012

 
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That Old Kook Lacan Sez "Love Chooses You"

paper on paper, 2012

 
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Ambient Masculinity

ink, paper on paper, 2012

 
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Tautologies & Architecture

paper on paper, 2011

 
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Ballon Noir

ink, paper on paper, 2010

 
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Help

ink, paper on paper, 2009

 
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Dialectics in Synthetic Material

paper on paper, 2010

 
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Lady Lightbulb

ink, paper on paper, 2008

 
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The Unsung Siren

ink, paper on paper on board, 2009

 
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You Mentally Command With Your Mind Alone!

ink, paper on paper on board, 2008

 
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Composition #2

paper on paper, 2008

 
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Pantagruel

ink, paper on paper, 2007

 
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Dumb Color Theory

ink, paper on paper, 2008

 
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#27

paper on paper, 2006

 
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Vinyahle

paper on paper, 2007

 
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Don't Fear

paper on paper, 2004

 
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Blebb

paper on paper, 2005

 
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The March

paper on paper, 2003