Cardinal 2017

(2017) Painting. Exhibited at Seattle Art Fair, Out of Sight, Seattle WA. 

 

This painting is a further step in the direction of building my own painting surfaces. For many years I have been building the frames my paintings go on to, and for some time I have wanted to create an asymmetrical frame to better follow the shape of my works. This is the first true venture into this new idea. This involved more than twenty individual parts, both glued and nailed together. Once the frame and surface had been built, sanded, and primed, I then placed the already created vinyl sticker onto the surface of the wood frame. The vinyl sticker had been gradually developed over the previous three years, incorporating both adhesive vinyl, acrylic paint and block print. This is probably not the most efficient way to create this work and in the future I plan to build the frame first then make the painting/mixed media work on the surface. It was very stressful affixing the premade vinyl sticker to the already built frame, there was absolutely no margin for error. With each work, new lessons are learned. I absolutely love how this piece turned out in the end. This work has since been sold.

 

Commission work 2016

(2016) visual art painting.

 

Commissioned by Microsoft Evoke Lab’s as part of a six piece series created by members of the New Mystics.
Acrylic, spray paint, and adhesive vinyl on wood. Dimensions 4’x4′.

 

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Paurl’s gift 2010

(2010) vinyl painting 

 

I try to do my best to use all of the materials that come across my path. Since about 2006 I have been collecting and cataloguing adhesive vinyl scraps left from acrylic block printing thousands of my stickers. That is how this gift for my dear friend and longtime collaborator Paurl Walsh came to be. The start of this image was taken from a life drawing class I sat in on one day while at Cornish College of the Arts. I never really feel right just doing what’s expected. I don’t intentionally set out to be different, I just use what comes across my path and try my best to have fun along the way. I ended up in this life drawing class with a four by four piece of black foam core, so naturally I used this as my drawing surface for the class. Afterwards, this study came home and was stored away for some time before I started to fill in the study with different colors from my adhesive vinyl collection. Over the course of a few years this work emerged and finally became a gift. Along the way this work also served as album artwork for one of Mindie Lind’s bands Inly.

 

Bald Man Show 2008

(2008) solo art show, the Anne Bonny, Seattle

 

For this, my first solo visual art exhibition, I created fifty new paintings on built and stretched wooden frames. I experimented with a variety of surfaces for painting on, from silk, canvas, wood, vinyl and foam core. Each new work was of the Bald Man, a character I have been developing since 2001. The Bald Man is a tool for experimentation through visual art, murals, posters, printing, and ceramics and has become known amongst local graffiti works in the city. A tool to learn through, I have  committed to reproducing this image over the rest of my life.

 

2X2 2008

2X2 Seattle Street Art Show (2008) group show, the Anne Bonny, Seattle

 

I quite like exquisite corpse style creative experiments. For this group show, the walls were covered in two foot by two foot masonite panels. The collection of artists had a month to come through the gallery and contribute to the panels as they saw fit. Once completed, the public for the opening and subsequent exhibition period could purchase the individual panels that caught their eye. At the end of the month all the sold panels were connected to the buyers and everyone was happy.

 

Blue Brother Bald 2008

(2008) Visual art Painting.

 

This is a painting I created in 2008. Going for a contrasting pallet, the tan of the wood grain becomes the visual that pops in this work. While the reds of the adhesive vinyl provide detail and depth. Blue provides a relief to the eyes and a way to begin again. Acrylic and adhesive vinyl on wood. Dimensions 24″x24″. I’m asking $1000, email Ezra at: baldieoner@hotmail.com for inquiries.

 

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