Jeanie Madsen ~ 30 x 36 inches ~ mixed media on canvas ~ 2013
I created this piece as a gift for Jeanie. She is celebrating her gallery’s four year anniversary with a celebration on May 11 at the Jeanie Madsen Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
The image of Jeanie was taken by Kaleo Sallas when we were showing our artwork during Art Basel Miami Beach week in early December 2012 at Aqua12. Here, Jeanie wields a hammer during the take-down of some pieces at the end of the fair. Her pose reminds me of Rosie the Riveter, so strong. The black and white blurry image of palm trees was taken by me from the backseat of a cab on my way to the Miami airport. The papers used in this piece all came from Miami, mostly found in and around the Wynwood Wall murals and installations.
Mural Commission Progress ~ 4.24.13
Untitled ~ mixed-media on door ~ process/progress
My brother gave me this old door that he found in an alley behind someone’s house in Tipp City, Ohio.
Natalia Diptych ~ 48 x 48 inches mixed-media on canvas ~ 2013
Inspired by a Steven Meisel photo of Natalia Vodanova for Vogue Italia
Break My Fall ~ 60 x 48 inches ~ mixed-media on canvas ~ 2013
She Wants What She Wants ~ 48 x 30 inches ~ mixed-media on canvas ~ 2013
The inspiration for this piece came from a provocative image that I found on Instagram this past summer. Her T-shirt is made up of a blueprint for a resubdivision that I acquired at an estate sale in my neighborhood this past summer. I surrounded the figure with torn street posters that I found in Denver on one of my scavenger hunts. I wanted her to appear as though she were wheatpasted onto an urban wall that had been littered with posters and then tagged by aerosol artists. I have to say that I did not intend for her to have a manga look to her hair and face, but sobeit. What I like more is her gesture.
From New York to Paris Triptych ~ 66 x 28 inches ~ mixed-media on canvas ~ 2013
I began this piece in early 2011 and abandoned it, not knowing what it needed, but knowing it wasn’t finished. I re-visited her in late November 2012 and finally finished her today 1.16.13. She is made up of torn street posters from New York City and Paris. The Paris posters were torn by my now daughter-in-law, Nicole, who reluctantly at first, tore these beauties from the walls of the Paris subway—her initiation into the Fisher Family! The background is comprised of Japanese newspaper advertisements.
Judith a Mile High ~ 48 x 48 inches ~ mixed-media on canvas ~ 2013
Untitled ~ 36 x 30 inches ~ mixed-media on canvas ~ process/progress