“A Fallen Myth”

Oil on Canvas, 22″ X 28″

Another myth hit the ground.


“The Sleeping Muse”

Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 20″

Brain…
The source of all pain.
The source of all pleasure.
Creative endeavors arise
From the depths
Beyond measure.


“The Story”

Oil on Canvas, 36″ X 36″

The body is born.
On the walls of the mind.
The story is carved
Of one’s own life.
The body will die
And so will the mind.
What’ll become of the story
Of one’s own life?


“The Improvisers”

Oil on Canvas, 40″ X 30″

By moving their bodies and using their voices
they’ll tell you a story, which they’ve read in an unframed picture
fished out from the depths of the subconscious.


“Puppet Show”

Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 24″

Am I my own person
If I am dancing
to someone else’s tune?


“The Lineup”

Oil on Canvas, 20″ X 24″

One after another in a long line
We’re marching nowhere till the end of time.


“Caffeinated”

Oil on Canvas, 40″ X 30″

A bucketful of coffee will give you wings to fly.
A cup of it more will crack open your mind.


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“Imaginary Friends”

Oil on Canvas, 22″ X 28″

“Imaginary friends, what would I be without you?!
You are part of me. You are me.”


“The Eclipse”

Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 24″

What will you do when the sun is too bright?
Position the moon so it’s blocking the light.


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“Raskolnikov’s Dream”

Oil on Canvas, 24″ X 18″

Untold Raskolnikov’s nightmare, where he observes his second victim Lizaveta Ivanovna. She came home unexpectedly too soon and witnessed her half sister, Alyona Ivanovna, lying dead on the floor. Lizaveta, unable to protect herself, horrified and speechless, received a fatal blow by the murderer.
Inspired by Dostoevsky’s “Crime And Punishment”.


“The Fall Of The Mad Donut”

Oil on Canvas, 20″ X 16″

Thinking of climbing on top of he world
ego pushes and elbows to achieve its goals.
But it’ll find itself melting, as a final reward,
in the mouth of eternal stillness.


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“Deep Digging”

Oil on Canvas, 48″ X 36″

Stumbling over forgotten memories and vague feelings, as I go deeper through the musty corridors of the subconscious, I’m searching for the heart of darkness.


“Busy Women”

Oil on canvas, 22X28

These business women finding solutions to the problems
by dancing through the challenges that each day brings to the dance floor of life.


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“Mentor”

When you’re lost, they’ll be there for you. They’ll show you the way out of the dark thicket.

Oil on canvas

20X30


 

“No-nonsense Nonsense”

” And then Nonsense created great nonsense, and every living nonsense and saw that it was nonsense.” – from the book of Nonsense.

Oil on canvas.

36X36 inches