Shunga II
Shunga II

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Shunga III:: Bokashi
Shunga III:: Bokashi

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Shunga IV
Shunga IV

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Shunga VI
Shunga VI

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Shunga VII
Shunga VII

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Illusory Nature of Brocade Pictures
Illusory Nature of Brocade Pictures

Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48"

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Shunga IX
Shunga IX

Oil on canvas 36 x 48"

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Untitled Shunga
Untitled Shunga

Oil on canvas 36 x 60"

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Silence
Silence

Acrylic on canvas dyptich 72x48"

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Shunga
Series//

These paintings represent a period of tremendous change for me. They were inspired by a handful of wedding photos taken in Japan from roughly 1900-1930. The tension and drama I saw in them lead me in a new direction with my work. In addition, this marked my transition from acrylic to oil paint, something that I will forever be glad for trying. 

"Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin."
 

– Lucian Freud