Anhedonia, 2014. Acrylic and collage on MDF, 11” x 6”.
Anhedonia, (study), 2014. Ink on paper, 3” x 6”.
Anhedonia […] is defined as the inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable, e.g. exercise, hobbies, music, sexual activities or social interactions […] Anhedonia can be a characteristic of mental disorders including mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizoid personality disorder and schizophrenia. For example, people affected with schizophrenia often describe themselves as feeling emotionally empty.
I don’t post preliminary work much, but I’m including my scribbly sketch here because drawings tend to have more immediacy than finished paintings, and I think that often holds some psychological revelation.
I painted my bike bell with this mystic eye design recently. It glows in the dark.
Sketchbook Cover, 2013. Acrylic, ink and collage on cardboard, 9”x12”.
I bind my own sketchbooks as a three-ring system with cardboard or Masonite covers so I can use whatever kind of paper I want and remove and add pages without damaging them. This is the cover for my current book.
Nine Days Old, 2013. Acrylic and collage on paper, 8”x8”.
This painting is based on “Pink and Blue,” my favorite song by the Mountain Goats. It’s painted over a Texas highway map.
This painting and many others will be on display tomorrow at Arts Goggle, so hit that up if you’re in the area.
Ave Cattus, 2013. Acrylic on paper, 8x8”.
I wanted to call this painting “What You Catch a Glimpse of Every Time You Walk into a Dark Room and Are Startled by the Sight of Your Cat, His Predatory Eyes Shining into Yours From out of the Shadows, Calling to Mind an Ancient, Unfathomable Evil” but I didn’t think it would fit on the title card.
This painting will be on display at Fort Worth’s 2013 Arts Goggle on Saturday. Come check it out if you’re in Cowtown.