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I’ve come across Windless several times on the site over the years, and each time have admired the quiet mystery of the piece. Not quite a portrait, the subject is as obscured as much as he is revealed in plain sight. The misty surroundings suggest a cold autumnal or winter landscape, with bare trees poking into the white sky. This graphic crossing of dark limbs on a light ground are subtly countered with painterly warm glazes in the bottom of the work. The little bit we can make out of the figure in shadow suggests he is a contemporary man, alone in a still forest. I believe the mood of quiet is enhanced by the larger proportion of sky than ground. The piece appears somewhat unique in approach when viewed alongside your other more abstracted or surreal paintings. While media isn’t indicated I’m struck by the photographic type depth of field, emphasizing certain elements in nature, while blurring others along our periphery.
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Portraiture: Through the Lens
Black & White Etc. 2019
Manifest: Call for Solo, Group & Concept Proposals
Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show
NOAPS 2019 Spring International Online Exhibition
South Bend Museum of Art: Biennial 30
CAGO's 6th "ALL Cityscape" Online Exhibition & Competition
Opposites: A National Juried Exhibition
SEWE Participation Scholarships
First Street Gallery' National Juried Exhibition
NAWA Exhibition: Drawing & Pastel (Line & Shade)
2019 Biennale National Juried Exhibition
Magnitude 7: International Small Works
4th Annual Artist's Choice Art Competition
Rites of Passage: Emerging Artists Exhibition
2019 Summer/Fall Residencies at Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Santa Fe Art Institute' International Thematic Residency
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