Green Dead Head
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There is a good deal of detail about the making of this work on the Yellow Dead Head page. Read it there. This was the one I hung in my show at the # Gallery in Seattle before fleeing for the Oregonian hinterland to hit my reset button and bond with my new partner and a new way of living. It was part of a collaborative work I initiated with the University Drawing Group in an attempt to literally place a group of anarchists on the same page. Prior to moving to Seattle I had had little to do with the curious creatures called deadheads, once in the Pacific Northwest I found myself swimming in their river. The show at the # gallery was called, "cyberpunk, after the deluge."
I am a native of California, returning to reside here in 1999 after careers in the military, theater, historic building restoration and writing. I have been dedicated to painting since 1992. In over 20 years I have taught myself to paint by studying great works from around the world that exemplify the styles and techniques of every age, by reading artists' first-hand accounts of their own experience and processes and by going to the easel each day to develop the ...