The Soul

The Soul is my longest running series. Begun somewhere in 2001 I attempt to document my life as seen through the filter of my memory. Nostalgia, forgetfulness, drunken nights, etc. all impact these experiences and transform them into a truth that lies somewhere closer to the heart of my life than actual cold facts.

Encompassing several different bodies of work but the focus is on a core body that was/is created via oil pastel on paper. These works are the most autobiographical of mine but not necessarily the most truthful in that they are all done from memory and those memories – as they’re filtered through the mind – are clouded with nostalgia as details are forgotten by force or time.

a prostitute
after work
autumn walk in cantigny
backyard on a winter night

backyard
blonde nude
blue nude
breakfast time

breakup
by the river
christmas eve
closing time

countryside at night
crouching nude
crucified
daisies

disconnected
early morning
emergency
empty night

evening in the forest
family dinner
farmhouse
fireworks

first steps
green nude
home
in the dorm

insomnia 2
insomnia 3
insomnia
into the forest

jealousy
jen
kneeling woman
lake geneva

leaving aurora
lightning bugs
lonely dream
longing

lovers
luke
lunch at the bar
motel

mourning
muir beach
mystic night
night 2

night in aurora
night on lake geneva
night train
night

nightmare
nude in the forest
on the couch
on the shore

orange nude
paranoia
picnic in the forest
pumpkin farm

purple nude
reclining nude
reluctance
road to emmaus 1

road to emmaus 2
road to emmaus 3
roadwork
salome

scots corner
softcore
sorrow
starry night

still life with absinthe 2
still life with absinthe
strangers
sweetgum

swinging
take out
the absinthe drinkers
the blue room

the boy and the pine tree
the distance
the dream
the fall

the fox
the funeral 2
the funeral
the green house

the night wanderer
the rape
the red sun
the red woman

the separated ones
the three philosophers
the violet hour
the wanderer 2

the wanderer
this way
three friends
three women

towards the future
waiting 2
waiting
winter night in plainfield

winter night in the country
woman crawling
yellow nude