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


in the park

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