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Perception - I see things a little differently!

I learned something when I examined this picture today and I think it might shed a little light on the way my brain processes and could be a look into why I developed artistic ability through brain injury - maybe this gives an inkling.

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"angst" and the 'Mysterious Lady' - an artistic expression of my alter ego

What do you see when you look at this piece? Is it the eyes, the hands the lips? All those things more readily visible if you look for them. Is it the abstract mask removed from her face featuring her eyes and nose more prominently but tipped on it’s side? That is there too if you can find your way to it. She removes the mask and reveals that person deep inside. What about the scribbles on her lips, coming out of her mouth?

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The Ultimate Act of Appreciation - Recreating Iconic Fashion Pieces

My mind wanders and I’ll confess that I cherish lovely and classic things … iconic fashion pieces that have withstood the test of time. My thoughts bring me to some of the more well-known French design houses like Coco Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Yves St. Laurent or Rene Lacoste. When I think of the most elegant things, I think of the French design houses mostly.

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“Random Thoughts” Wave Abstract

I created an abstract ocean wave recently and close up, it is very abstract. Up close it’s a collection of geometric shapes encompassing rhythm and movement as the blues blend into greens. From a distance, it resembles a glacial-laced ocean wave crashing on the shore. I love the beauty of abstraction — but I love order too. This piece is both of those things.

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The Journey of my "Red Dot"

I started creating art in July 2017 after a relapse from MS (multiple sclerosis). Since that time, my journey has taken a few different turns as can be seen through the evolution of my signature.

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“Beach Illusions”

Not everything is as it seems. This piece is one of my favorites because there is so much complexity to it. Not only technical complexity, but meaning as well.

From a distance, it looks like an abstract, tranquil beach with a thatched texture. If a viewer moves in close enough to read my new RED DOT “penny”, they’ll notice the detail of 1000’s upon 1000’s of nails that comprise this simple beach scene

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