Adventure! Science Fiction! Comic Books and movies with 3D glasses! As an artist, I look to the past, incorporate it into the present while pulling the viewer into my 3D resin paintings. I love old comic books, the ones before the super heroes of today’s movies. I enjoy the classic adventure serials and science fiction stories that inspired George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. I also look to the works of Roy Lichtenstein and contemporary artist, Nobu Fukui. I do enjoy technology, but I can imagine a future when there’s no more smartphones or power for that matter. It may not be in my lifetime, but when creating my paintings, I think about people enjoying my artwork in 3D without the use of electricity.
When looking at my paintings, the physical layering of the paint off the canvas creates movement as you walk by. Once you place Chromadepth 3D glasses on, the effect is intensified. The glasses make my artwork take on another life. I get lost in the colors and shapes that create each of the characters or elements in the artwork. I start to forget the subject matter and painting becomes hypnotic. As I paint, I imagine the larger areas seem like continents. Then, they get smaller, changing into countries and eventually end in “archipelagos of color”.
I’ve been interested in comic books / graphic novels / pulp comics of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s with my current series of works. These are the comics “before there were heroes”. Their high-contrast styles and gritty stories make for interesting subjects to play with. I imagine that each painting is a quick snapshot of a comic book story or adventure that has yet to be made. Part “movie snapshot”, part “comic book page”, my artwork should keep you on the edge of your seat!