This painting is an amalgamation of Tim's love for Art History while facing contemporary issues such as animal extinction. The painting uses Tim's Klimt floral style for the landscape and the loveable main imagery of the Tiger influenced by Itō Jakuchū, eating its birthday cake. Tim is making a contemporary challenge to the viewer with the reality of the tiger's extinction problem. The viewer is a participant of the only tiger on earth's last birthday. The tiger and sun is painted in a marbling painting technique with tints of orange and green. The clouds swirl in a crystal blue sky. The foreground consist of textured and raised colorful flowers. A gooey pink cake included a piping painting technique used to make the frosting, and in the middle ground rest one polka-dotted birthday present in front of purple mountains. The present represents hope and self-love for the tiger. The cake represents the celebration of life and the nourishment for the soul. The picture forces the viewer to look at real problems of death and extinction through a childlike more hopeful view of life and celebration. Tim deals with the harsh topic by humor, love and celebration for hope in changing the future for the better.
Acrylic on canvas
44 x 50 (3 Ft 8 inches by 4 Ft 2 inches)
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I am a painter, draftsman, graphic artist, photographer and poet. My work is mainly associated with Abstract expressionism, Symbolism and Pop Art. I strive to merge non-objective, non-narrative art with narrative and objective abstraction.
I was born in Kansas City, MO. I earned my BFA in Studio Art/ Oil Painting from Central Missouri State University in 2002, Graduating in Paris, France, on a Museum Study Tour. In 2010 I secured my second BA in Art Education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. After finishing school I taught Secondary Art Education for five years in the public education system. In my early thirties I was introduced to the city of New Orleans and fell deeply in love with the town. In 2015, my wife and I visited the city for our first wedding anniversary and I became so inspired by the deep rooted culture, celebration for life and the appreciation for the arts that the city had to offer. Because of that adoration we moved from Kansas City to New Orleans in 2016.
I work in a myriad of media; favoring painting, poetry, drawing, collage, digital art and photography. My process involves creating all that I experience, feel and contemplate delineated onto paper, canvas or lighted screens. I'm an avid art and art history lover, visiting many museums and galleries in both America and in Europe. These influences transcend throughout my body of work. I strive to initiate a dialogue with the viewer and their cultural context through an artistic exploration of how people see things around them. My work ranges from realistic portraits to abstract symbolism. My primary subject is the female form and flowers that are marked by eroticism. In addition to my figurative works, which include allegories and portraits, I also enjoy painting abstract landscapes.
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