2006

Asbestos Remover

Asbestos Remover
Acrylic
2006
45" x 90"
$6000

This was one of my jobs – removing asbestos from the ceiling of the Baker Library at Dartmouth College. On the walls of the library was a great mural, The Epic of American Civilization, by José Celemente Orozco. In homage to Orozco, I copied a portion of his mural into my painting, making sure to add Orozco’s name at the bottom of the mural.

Barista

Barista
Acrylic
2006
35" x 41"
$3500

This is a scene from the old Caffe Paradiso in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. I spent many hours there — meditative, social, and delicious. In this painting, I wanted to portray the cafe as a customer would see it, with all the tantalizing food displayed in the cases, and also as the worker sees it, with all the dirty dishes piled up beneath the cash register.

4 Jobs in 2 Blocks

4 Jobs in 2 Blocks
Acrylic
2006
40" x 32"
$2500

These are four jobs I worked at over a time-span of several years — coffee bean shop, bookstore, ice cream parlor, and drugstore — and they all happened to be a couple of blocks from each other. I consider this my “post-modern” painting. The distances in time and space are conflated into a single surface.

Michigan

Michigan
Acrylic
2006
25" x 23"
Collection of Joyce and Bob Wallace

The left edge of the painting shows a view of a house and trees as seen from the ground level, with a cloud lingering above. The right side shows an aerial view of fields and streams, with the clouds floating below.

Under

Under
Oil
2006
12" x 16"
Collection of Gale Sauers