Monday, September 17, 2012

James Hotel Commissions

Sometimes commissions are a little fun to do, these ones in particular as I just kept thinking of the jungle as I painted. I'm just finishing a set of 4 that I'm doing for a new hotel in Miami that let me reference some photos I took in New Guinea. Here is one of coconut palm and a banana leaf / papaya leaves, frangipani, and the bougainvillea. Acrylic, each 4 x 4 ft.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Wapu long Diwai

I hiked to Sai creek where I played as a kid and sourced the clay (wapu) from the banks. It is one of the few creeks for days around that has pure white, reds and yellow clay. Then I found some trees (diwais) and an iron-wood (kwila) post around the village to embellish.

sketches in Wabualu

I did some sketching while in the Wabualu Village this summer - these are all reactions to the landscape, flowers, or insects (or combinations). I hope to do massive versions of these on walls...if you have an open wall, let me know ;)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sawiyano of Wabualu

A few members of the Sawiyano tribal group, Wabualu village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Photos taken summer of 2012 during a 5.5 week return visit.

The landscape Near Wabualu Village

Here are a few photos of the landscape near Wabualu Village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. These shots were taken on a 5.5 week return visit into the rainforest this summer.