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Throughout history, humankind has buried the dead beneath mounds of earth creating memorials to their ancestors. Buried beneath and within mounds one finds the discarded mementos of our everyday experience. In this body of work, I am considering the weight of these collective contributions buried by modern man as they grow into new and mysterious forms and icons of modernity.

Throughout this body of work, I am interested in the interplay of material and content. There is direct relationship between my memories of compacted trash and the use of palette knife and glass to drag paint across a surface. While this can create a vibrant blending of colors in the case of Mound XXV, it also has the potential for creating a sludge in the case of Mound V. This sludge is not unlike that found in the back of a garbage truck I rode in as a child with my uncle. Memory and process become one within this body of work.

Mound III (Thanks To Our Contributors)
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 16 in.
2016
Mound V (Rivers of Sludge)
Oil on Canvas
15.625 x 18 in.
2016
Mound IX (In The Room)
Oil on Canvas
25 x 25 in
2017
Mound X (Echo)
Oil and Conte on Canvas
28 x 32 in.
2016
Mound XIII (Tumulo di Gola)
Oil and Conte on Canvas
11.25 x 29.75 in.
2016
Mound XIV (Grass Is Greener or The Folly Of Walls)
Acrylic on Paper Mounted on Panel
22 x 30 in.
2016
Mound XXII (The Mounding)
Oil and Charcoal on Canvas
14 x 16 in.
2016
Mound XXV (Thanks To Our Contributors II)
Acrylic and Graphite on Paper Mounted on Panel
10 x 20.625 in
2017
Mound XXVII (In The Room II)
Acrylic on Paper Mounted on Panel
12 x16 in.
2016
Mound XXXV (Diptych)
Acrylic and Charcoal on Paper, Mounted on Panel
18 x 41.5 (18 x 20.75 each)
2016
Mound XXXVI (ECHO TOO)
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 13 in.
2016
Mound XXXVIII (To the Victor)
Acrylic on Paper Mounted on Panel
22 x 30 in.
2016
Mound/Dome (The Great Philosopher)
Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel
9 x 10.5 in.
2016
Dome 0 (The Great Philosopher II)
Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel
2016
Dome I (The Great Philosopher BK)
Acrylic on Paper, Mounted on Panel
18.25 x 21.125 in.
2016
Dome III  (We Live in the City, Family Business), , 2016
Acrylic and Conte on Canvas
26.75 x 32.5 inches
2016
Dome IV (Summer Sun)
Oil on Canvas
14 x 18 in.
2017
Dome VI (Summer Dome II)
Oil on Paper, Mounted on Panel
14 x 16 in.
2016
Dome IX (Cupola Gialla)
Oil on Canvas
20.5 x 23.5 in.
2016
Dome X (The Mess We Are In)
Oil on Canvas
48 x 60 in.
2017