Narrative Oil Paintings on Slabs:
Artist Statement-
These narrative painting are the result of a shared fascination in the creatures of the pagan myths of our childhoods; centaurs, fauns, sphinx & other human / animal hybrids.  This body of work is created individually and in collaboration with my wife, Valerie Nicklow. The oil painted slabs are inspired by our shared interests in the modern use of combining human DNA, hormones, and enzymes with other animals and plants.  This body of work is our imagining of a new bestiary that society intentionally or unintentionally could bring forth.
Using oil paint, tar, and encaustic on clay slabs the expression of our new speculative myths bridges the gap to the ancient artistic traditions that spawned the original mythical beasts.