*NEW* Art: Deco Botanical “Sugarcane – Saccharum officinarum”

Continuing on the deco botanical series, this new piece geometrically celebrates a well loved plant: “Sugarcane.” What’s especially interesting is this photo is of sugarcane growing wild in Massachusetts.It’s typically considered native to tropical regions. Please don’t flag the sugar as being invasive though! It can stay. 😆 Seriously, DNA is part sugar and salt.

Self Knowledge Trio — Primitive Conceptual Painting (2018-2022)

Self Knowledge is a three canvas or panel work and each piece is 18” x 24.” They are: Lineage, Structure & Starwash. For more about the meaning, check the shop page where the group, sold together, is listed for direct sale. It’s also available through Saatchi Art. This is a project mostly completed in 2018,Continue reading “Self Knowledge Trio — Primitive Conceptual Painting (2018-2022)”

Les impatiens Slideshow 🌺

Something about the character of these Fleurs evokes a French title here. A couple of these variations are featured in Deco Botanical and Nature Portraits on the Portfolio / Gallery page. Keep in mind — that for every piece on the portfolio page, there may well be 4-6 other variations!

Deco Bostonia Collection Has A Charlestown Moment

From top left going clockwise: Bunker Hill Monument, Bunker Hill St. details, Monument detail, industrial detail across from fire station, detail of Breed’s Hill building As you can see, some Charlestown scenery gets the Studio Shangri-La “Deco Bostonia” treatment — a collection devoted to Greater Boston. For more details on how to order please visitContinue reading “Deco Bostonia Collection Has A Charlestown Moment”

Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection

These are a few of the growing Studio Shangri-La collection of Nature Portraits in which the botanical is presented with personality, popping color and painterly flare. These selections above are more straightforward studies while others in the collections have been more stylized. The contemporary serene Nature Portraits and also modern tech Deco Botanicals are bothContinue reading “Nature Portraits: A Teeming Collection”

Deco Bostonia: The MBTA Series

The MBTA Series of prints is graphic and playful, conceptual and geometric photography that mimics games and ink blots. All of these original photos that the prints are based on were taken on site at different train stations. As Bostonians are well aware, the train lines — Especially the orange — Have been undergoing upgradesContinue reading “Deco Bostonia: The MBTA Series”

OCTAVES Music Goes Neoclassical

“Nirvana” was more or less composed by improvisation, though with a couple of parameters. I decided to map the letters of the word over the sequence of musical keys and that decided the notes for the theme. Reason being, I wanted to create something evocative yet that I wouldn’t normally create. The result is aContinue reading “OCTAVES Music Goes Neoclassical”