top The Finite Mask

"The Finite Mask", 2014, 50 x 40 cm, acrylic on canvas.

top Drink water, cut fruit

"Drink water, cut fruit", 2014, acrylic on wood, 40 x 50 cm. The title is taken from a work by Greek poet Odysseus Elytis; the painting celebrates the simple pleasures of living.

top Facing North

"Facing North", 2014, acrylic on canvas, 40w x 50h.

A sky of varied blues shades in and out of a range of cold colors, over the dry remains of a summer garden.

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top Village

"Village", 2014, acrylic, collage, wood on fiberboard, 30 x 40 x 4 cm.

An organic jumble of human habitations grow in amid the horizontals and verticals of an urban society, unified and connected by ladders tying each inhabitant to the the next.

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top Dragon

"Dragon", 2014, acrylic, dried leaves and spackling paste on fiberboard, 30 x 30 cm.

The leaves were pressed last summer, then mounted on the MDF panel with acrylic medium mixed with carpenter's glue, then slathered with spackling paste (while still wet.) After drying for several days, the piece was sanded, stained with acrylic, covered with spackling again, sanded again, and stained a final time. The "dragon" was then worked up from the exposed traces of the leaves and from the cracks and imperfections in the surface.

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top Wave

"Wave", 2014, by David Lee Holcomb, acrylic on MDF panel.

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top Mister Quint

"Mister Quint", 2014, mixed media, 30 x 30 cm. The man who may or not be there -- peering through windows, lurking in the dark, pulling the children away from the daylit world.

top Green Incursion

"Green Incursion", 2014, acrylic on MDF, 30 x 30 cm. A tangle of grays and blueswrithes around a pathway of green.

top Ctesiphon

"Ctesiphon" - 2014, acrylic and charcoal on fiberboard panel, 40 x 50 cm. The great artifacts of human civilization revealed as fleeting and impermanent against the sweep of time.

top Ghost Stories

Acrylic and cut paper over a background of acrylic, plaster, and torn book pages.