Explorations and Experiments
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$500, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40", 2011 :: This painting is based on a surrealist painting I made in high school and inspired by Mandelbrot fractal patterns - patterns that appear in nature which look the same no matter how closely you view them. Now on display at Avenue, 3361 Mission St., SF :: avenuesf.com
sold, acrylic, marker and ink on paper, 18" x 24", 2011 :: I'm experimenting more with how to depict a San Francisco view and the way the city works.
$80, acrylic, marker and ink on paper, 18" x 24", 2011 :: Here is an experiment in how I represent the urban landscape in San Francisco. Bernal HIll is the model.
This paintings has been revised (with a much simpler background). The new image is titled "Cactus Bloom". A portrait of sorts of a flower on a joshua tree.
(sold) $60, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2009 Now on display at Avenue, 3361 Mission St., SF :: avenuesf.com
$140, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14", 2009
sold, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2006 :: Ze Frank is exploring the real artistic potential of the internet. He is always pushing his viewers to be creative themselves. :: From his "When Office Supplies Attack" to his collective approach to branding Sugar Tits cereal, Ze is doing his part to wake people out of their passivity. ---- Hurrah for Ze!
acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2007 :: As we cruise into the future and natural resources become more scarce, it is essential that our transmogrifiers are sustainably fueled.
SOLD, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2008
SOLD. acrylic on canvas, 3' x 3.5', 2004 :: This painting is loosely inspired by Jake Ide's Construction Sounds album mixed with images of the destruction of the Valencia Gardens housing projects. :: Yes, there's mushrooms on his head.
(sold) $85, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 20" x 24", 2006 :: This painting was inspired by and includes collage from a 7x7 magazine - specifically, their "luxury issue." The sides are also decorated. Now on display at Avenue, 3361 Mission St., SF :: avenuesf.com
SOLD, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 3' x 4' , 2008 This is a painting of a beach in the Hamptons out on the end of Long Island.
SOLD, acrylic on cavas, 30"x 40", 2005 Part of a diptych commissioned by Sam Ellis of this magical spot in San Francisco. Sam chose this topic after having heard a story about one of the gardeners of these Filbert Steps on NPR.
SOLD, acrylic on cavas, 30"x 40," 2005 Part of the Gardens of Telegraph Hill diptych. This is the view from the top of the Filbert Steps, which is known for its community gardens. I've include the mail-carrier in the painting, who, (as is also noted in Mundane Journeys) seems to have both the best and worst route in San Francisco. The sides of these two canvases are collaged with excerpts from the book, "San Francisco's Telegraph Hill," which provides histories of individual houses through many (often unintentionly) humorous anecdotes.