Category Archives: Metamorphic

Spirit Of Queen Liliuokalani

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130507
Title: Queen Liliuokalani
Subject: Her Spirit
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2003
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Green
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 24″ x 24″
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We Are The Land

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I envisioned the King and Queen together

 

Ulupalakua Maui has one of the most amazing views on the island and this was the view from my house.

Indigenous Hawaiian people believe they are the land, and this is the theme of the painting. Ancient Hawaiian woodcarvings float in a circle around them. Ghostly Hawaiian Hula dancers are on the left. In the right foreground Taro plants can be seen, the root of which is an important food source for the Hawaiians.

The King wears a feathered helmet and Cape, the Queen has a feathered head Lei and a whalebone pendant. The pile of rocks is a remnant of an ancient heiau or temple.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130510
Title: We Are The Land
Subject: King & Queen
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1998
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Green, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 36″ x 48″
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The Muse

AA130508-Musespace-tThe feminine inspiration which moves the artist to greater heights

This was the most successful and most challenging of all the “morphing” pieces I have done. For each part to be working as individual and separate units of material world reality and still maintaining a harmony of the whole, was unique in the repertoire.

The underlying theme is the muse, the feminine inspiration which moves the artist and the arts to greater heights.

The man is a falconneer and a sculptor in the process of carving a woman out of rock. She is diving into the pool. She also forms the hand that is part of the larger picture of the woman. Her image is echoed as a reclining figure in the mountain.space-t

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130508
Title: The Muse
Subject: Inspiration
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1995
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Green, Pink, Grey
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 30″x 38″
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space-tThe Muses in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths.

The Muses, the personification of knowledge and the arts, especially literature, dance and music, are the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
The Muses were both the embodiments and sponsors of performed metrical speech: mousike (hence the English term “music”) was just “one of the arts of the Muses”.

Others included Science, Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, and especially Art, Drama, and inspiration. Some authors invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns or epic history. The invocation typically occurs at or near the beginning, and calls for help or inspiration, or simply invites the Muse to sing through the author.

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The Kiss

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Metamorphic Romanticism between two lovers

 

Nature kissing nature, in this piece I actually saw a somewhat crude version of this in some rocks and bushes and I brought out a romantic theme.

In three small areas of the painting, couples are enjoying time together.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130509
Title: The Kiss
Subject: Romanticism
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: XXX
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Green, Red
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 20″ x 30″
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Mother Nature

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This lacks the sophistication of later metamorphic works and is an early example of this genre.

It is easy to see faces in rocks as we all know. I was implying that this could be a face of mother nature herself and brought a little bit of autumn to the scene.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130504
Title: Mother Nature
Subject: Faces in Rocks
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1985
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Green, Orange
Signed: Yes
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 12″ x 9″
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Monets Muse

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I contemplated creating a metamorphic work using a recognizable or famous person as the subject. I chose Monet the Painter and found some old photographs of his face.

The large beard facilitated the portrait to mix between the two worlds.
The large 1860’s dresses of the women of that era worked well for the illusion and the beard.

In his earlier days Monet spent more time in Paris and this is the era I chose. This is a rainy night in Paris and the café Guerbois hosted many of the impressionist artists (lower right).

In the lower left Monet can be seen returning from a day of painting in the countryside. Which was His preferred method of painting, later in His life.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130503
Title: Monets Muse
Subject: Monet in Paris
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2003
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Pink
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 44″ x 32″
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Spirit of Matter

AA191211-Spirit_of_Matter2space-t The body houses the soul, the spirit in matter.

The basis for this piece started with a portrait of my friend Susan, and continued with a number of household objects and fruits.

On the left you can see a hand holding a lit candle. From a friends abundant garden came the flowers which I had to paint immediately while they were fresh.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA191211
Title: Spirit of Matter
Subject: Body & Soul
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1991
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Green, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 36″ x 36″
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Sophia

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I grew up with Sophia Loren and I was excited to do a metamorphic work of Italy with her image.

I picked the revered Amalfi coast to set the scene. Two fishermen arrive on a boat made of her lips and the sails are her nose.

My 22-year-old cat Daphne can be seen in the lower right.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130505
Title: Sophia
Subject: Sophia Loren
Location: Positano, Italy
Completed: 2004
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Brown, Green
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 40″ x 50″
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Metamorphosis

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This is a collaboration work done between William Ballentine and myself, for a musician and yoga teacher Danny Paradise.

Numerous metamorphic metaphors are represented here: cocoons to butterflies, tadpoles to frogs, time itself as in an hour glass and phases of the moon.

Later in time, Mr. Paradise used the image for both his yoga promotions and music album cover.space-t

 

[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130502
Title: Metamorphosis
Subject: Metaphors
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 1978
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Panel
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Blue, Red
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 12′ x 12″
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Elefantasia

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I have special endearment for the elephant

In this painting elephants were included everywhere. If you look carefully, you will see a large elephant that forms a greater part of the painting. From the mountains where the top of the head is, down to the creek where the trunk lies, you will see the elephant.

A caravan of elephants round the mountain and is led by a large elephant in the front with a girl on top. Her head is circled by seven stars and she holds the light of wisdom above her head.

There are two distinct sides to the painting: on the left, it is tropical and on the right is cold with snow.

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[colored_box variation=”silver”] [one_third]• SKU: AA130501
Title: Elefantasia
Subject: Caravan Journey
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Completed: 2002
Pieces: One
[/one_third] [one_third]• Medium: Oil on Canvas
Style: Metamorphic
Colors: Purple, Blue
Signed: Yes
Frame: n/a
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[/one_third] [one_third_last]• Dim: 36″ x 36″
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