Independent

HARBINGER

HARBINGER My initial inspiration, I believe, grew out of concern for the destabilizing and immense effects of global climate change, a sense of nature out of control and giving birth to unnatural and cataclysmic phenomena. I realize that it is not the happiest of subjects to...

ELLIE’S DREAM

ELLIE’S DREAM The vision that became ELLIE’S DREAM came to me exactly as you see it here. I was thinking about the Moon Race and the clear cloudless skies of my childhood days in California. The curving structure is shaped to resemble a wind-twisted rocket contrail, something...

HIGHGATE MIST

HIGHGATE MIST Looking for sketching subjects, I started to seek out sculptures of angels and enjoyed using them as models. Not knowing why they particularly attracted me, I guess you could say I went ahead and painted them on faith, knowing that the deeper meaning would become more...

PIPEDREAM

PIPEDREAM Most days I take a walk in the late afternoon to clear my head and stretch my legs. Sometimes I come across trash thrown in a field or left in a parking lot and I get annoyed thinking about how thoughtless people can be. Before I know it, my mood has spiraled into a...

ASTROPHYSICIST

ASTROPHYSICIST When I started this painting, the major theme concerned the power of the human intellect to light our way into the universe. The balls in the picture came from a conversation I had with my son Adrian about space travel. Explaining my sense of despair about the...

BIG QUESTION

BIG QUESTION I’ve done a number of paintings which have taken their symbolic cues from letter forms. “Eye” is one example, eye = “I”. As with many of my works, this one employs light as a symbol of knowledge and affirmation. There are two Stanley...

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