insect | arachnid | feline | homo sapien
This section will include the subcategories of ALIENS and CONTEMPORARY paintings.
My thoughts are this:
To understand the future, we must look to the past. To understand the depth, we must look beyond the surface. I always sought to find the foundation of things so I understand how they're built, what they're made of, what they truly are. Dissection is a tremendous part of my process, both figuratively and literally.
I've been pondering aliens for over 20 years now. Of the rather large menagerie in my mind, I finally painted one. Although I prefer a more expressionistic style of painting, sometimes things simply need to exist as they must whether I like it or not.
Meet, Verspi! She is my amalgamation of an alien skull inspired by insects, arachnids, homo sapiens, and felines. Her name is a potmanteau of the Serbian word for trust, "vera", and the word "spider". Influentially, Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, and Rembrandt peek through in this piece.
Ideally, I would love for A.I. to complete various series of art in various styles. That's my ultimate goal in dealing with the insurmountable ideas that I cannot possibly bring to fruition, alone, in one lifetime.