The Tree Hugger

 “The Tree Hugger”

2015, 20” x 24”

The depiction of a mythical creature, friend of trees.
He loves trees so much it blows his mind.


The Queen Of Dreams Oil On Canvas, 48″ x 36″ (commissioned)

“The Queen of Dreams”

36” x 48” , Oil painting on canvas.

She’s in control when she’s asleep.
The realm of dreams is hers to rule


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Human 

It came out from a warm place

and saw the light.

It began to crawl

and became an animal.

They taught it to talk and walk on its hind legs,

they made a man out of it.

He attended their schools and learned to think the way they think,

He became a learned man.

He investigated the subject of highs and lows

and paid dearly for his endeavors.

He started to ponder about good and bad, right and wrong, birth and death.

Religion was his master now.

He got rid of the master and sought the answer for the question of what is “I”,

he became a philosopher.

He got tired of the searches

and dropped them all.

Under all the layers of his experience he discovered something he never thought of as valuable –

a Human.

30” x 18” , Oil painting on canvas.


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Bookworm 

It reads, it writes, it reads again.

From morning to dusk it dwells in its own world,

the world of words,

the one it created singlehandedly

for its own amusement.

22” x 28” , Oil painting on canvas. (commissioned)


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Giraffe 

20” x 16” , Oil painting on canvas.(commissioned)


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 The Endless Game 

A remake of the painting I made in 2013.

I wasn’t particularly happy with the coloration of the older version.

This painting represents the fleeting nature of our

relationships. One day they emerge into existence, and no matter how strong they

are, one day they will be gone.

It isn’t good or bad, it’s just the way it is.

Inspired by the once popular mobile phone game “Snake”

12” x 12” , Oil painting on canvas.


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New Kings Of The Jungle

Oil On Canvas, 40″ x 30″

The lion stumbled upon a man in the midst of the wilderness.

“Bow before the king of the jungle, and I will spare your life”, roared the lion.

“Bow before your new master”,  said the man, raising up his rifle.

This painting is the depiction of man’s attempt to subdue nature under his will. The desire to control is one of the main qualities of our civilization.

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The Grand Mischief-maker

(Oil On Canvas, 48 x 30 inches)

           

In His own image He created a man,

Gave him life in the world of no pleasure or pain.

Dressed up as a serpent chiefly for fun,

He gave the man a fruit, the forbidden one.


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Ego

(Oil On Canvas, 24 x 20 inches)

        

It eats what it sees

Increasing in size.

But the creature itself

Is a food in disguise.