Explorations and Experiments

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Ant Hill

$1200, 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.

Machine Hill

$80, 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.

Cityview Experiment

$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.

A Cactus Bloom Emerges

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.

Sky Hole City

$100, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2009

Backyard Fig Tree

$140, acrylic on canvas, 11" x 14", 2009

Ze Challenges

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!

Conceptual Drawing of a Sustainable Transmogrifier

$60, 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.

Outside the Box

SOLD, acrylic on canvas, 9" x 12", 2008

Construction Sounds

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.

Luxury Issue

$300, 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.

Beach With Many Treasures

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.

The Gardens of Telegraph Hill Up

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.

Gardens of Telegraph Hill Down

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.