Disquiet of the Night

Disquiet of the Night series paintings are comprised of familiar subjects, people, pets, and the animals in the wild.  The work is inspired by the ambiguous time of day when nighttime descends. The evolution of night becomes a vehicle to convey the uneasiness and uncertainty of the known and the unknown that comes with gradual darkness. The brash juxtaposition of animals outdoors in their natural habitat and then indoors of the domestic scene are the fodder of these works.  The animals in the home create a universal metaphor of order versus chaos…comfort versus terror. These reverberations echo what most of us feel at some point in our lives. What do we control and what do we have no control of? Does the hierarchy of nature rule over our society norms?

"Almost Home", 2013 | 40” x 32”, Oil on Linen
"Aunt Martha Jean", 2013 |30" x 40", Oil on Linen
"Feeding Frenzy", 2013 | 52” x 30”, Oil on Linen
"First Place", 2012 | 20" x 24", Oil on Canvas
"Go To Ground", 2013 | 24” x 48” Oil on Linen
"Goldie", 2012 | 24" x 20" Oil on Canvas
"Hide and Seek", 2013 | 32" x 40" Oil on Canvas
"Home", 2013 | 32” x 40” Oil on Linen
"Knock on the Door", 2013 | 24” x 48” Oil on Linen
"Moonlight Ride", 2013 | 24” x 48” Oil on Linen
"Night Practice", 2012 | 20” x 30” Oil on Linen
"Ode to LaToya Ruby Frazier", 2012 | 18” X 24” Oil on Canvas
"On the Loose", 2013 | 24” x 48” Oil on Linen
"Onlookers", 2013 | 40” x 40” Oil on Linen
"Picking up the Scent", 2013 | 24” x 48” Oil on Linen
"Pile On", 2013 | 40” x 32” Oil on Linen
"Time Out", 2013| 24” x 48” Oil on Linen