6/30/11

Art List II

Art List II 2011. Mixed Media, 19 x 19 inches.


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Pet Bird / Crazy Toe

Pet Bird / Crazy Toe 2011. Mixed media, 19 x 24 inches.

Collaboration: Heaven and Earth


One of the 3 collaboration pieces I worked on with Mark Wagner.

Collaboration Work


One of the 3 pieces I worked on with Mark Wagner.

Collaboration Work (untitled/ spelunker)


Spelunker 2011. Mixed Media, 36 x 36 inches.

This is one of the 3 collaboration pieces I worked on with Mark Wagner.

Lee Baxter Davis

 
Man of the West, 2007  pen, ink and wash on paper 44 x 56 inches 


   
St. Obe, 1994 - ink, waterecolor and graphite 


 
Saint Obe Discovers American, 1994 ink, watercolor, collage 21 x 29 inches 



The Crisis is Past
, 2004 Ink & collage, 33 x 42 inches 


 
Seven, 1999 ink and watercolor 18 x 31 inches 


   
Flood, 2007 ink wash and watercolor on paper  26 x 48 inches 



Sister Dee Bee ink wash, watercolor and collage on paper 28 x 20 inches

Lee Baxter Davis creates intense, imaginative, detailed, textured, finely crafted works out of seemingly random symbols. They have a fun mystical dark feeling without being overly emotional and corny. His line quality has a magic balance between being loose / energetic and very articulate. He's obviously passionate. I enjoy comparing his old work with his newer pieces and speculating on his spontaneous process. He taught Gary Panter and Trenton Doyle Hancock while he was teaching at East Texas State University. He's now a retired assistant Pastor in East Texas at St William the Confessor Catholic Church, Greenville, Texas, and works in his home studio. 

Whitey on the Moon Book Two


The second book of the trilogy. Get it here!

Chicken Livers and Jojos


Introducing Chicken Livers and Jojos....(My mom called me once and thats what she ordered for lunch while we were on the phone. She's the best) 

Get it here!

6/14/11

Yikes, Look out Dadd!

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, 1855-64

Richard Dadd 1817-1886
According to the Tate Collection online: "Richard Dadd painted this work in the Bethlem Hospital where he was sent after murdering his father and being declared insane. The scene was drawn from his imagination." I always thought this piece was "crazy" but had no idea the artist was too. He killed his father with a knife because he thought his dad was satan in disguise. I've never mistaken my parents for personifications of evil but it is curiously easy to switch the n in santa around to spell satan.


This is a photo of Richard painting Contradiction: Oberon and Titania


 
Songe de la Fantasie, 1864