Paintings

Brazil

The moment you start seeing life as non-serious, a playfulness, all the burden on your heart disappears. All the fear of death, of life, of love - everything disappears.
— Osho

Brazil (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


United States

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.
— Haruki Murakami

United States (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Tribe

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And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect.
— Seth Godin

Tribe (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Indonesia

Why can’t I try on different lives, like dresses, to see which fits best and is more becoming?
— Sylvia Plath

Indonesia (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


French Indochina

What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.
— Amedeo Modigliani

French Indochina (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


China

Our interactions with one another reflect a dance between love and fear.
— Ram Dass

China (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Portrait of a Man with a Frill

In person, your paintings are just like I imagined. They have a very special energy, between depth, transformation, light and also some darkness, like life itself.
— Karina Sánchez Hernández

Portrait of a Man with a Frill (Velázquez Series).
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


The Lady with a Fan

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
— Mary Wollstonecraft

The Lady with a Fan (Velázquez Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
12" by 9.25" (30 cm by 23.5 cm).


Portrait of a Girl

You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls

Portrait of a Girl (Velázquez Series).
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


The Adoration of the Magi

One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough.
— Hafez

The Adoration of the Magi (Velázquez Series).
Acrylic on paper. 12" by 9.25" (30 cm by 23.5 cm).


Court Jester

Let your darkness through
It’s your beauty too
— Nessi Gomes

Portrait of a Court Jester (Velázquez Series).
13.97” by 10.23” (35.5 cm by 26 cm).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.


So Moved!


Many years ago, when I was a hippie, I went with a couple of friends to the main square in Coyoacán. We had no money and were hungry. One friend had a guitar and started to sing, hoping someone would give him a coin. I decided to get paper and pens and make a few drawings. Perhaps they will sell! Soon after, a young woman came by and asked, can you draw Cristopher Columbus? I need it for school. I did, and with the money she paid we ate the best breakfast I have ever had. 

I feel just as excited and grateful from your support during this week’s painting sale. Thank you for encouraging this new creative path! I am moved beyond words to imagine my paintings adorning your home. 


Atlantic Ocean

The way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart.
— Charles Bukowski

I will add this, and other paintings from the Atlas and Velázquez Series to my online shop tomorrow, Tuesday, at 1 pm CST.

Atlantic Ocean (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


South Pole

I was the snake in the Garden of Eden.

South Pole (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Antwerp

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
— Wallace Stevens
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Antwerp (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Collective Painting II

The left hemisphere is very interested in language; it communicates in words, it has a past, a present, and a future; it has a time component and it’s all about details. The right hemisphere is more about the right now-right here experience where everything is an enormous collage of all the sensory systems flooding into our brains.
— Jill Bolte Taylor

Collective Painting II.
Acrylic on board, 2018.
39.37” by 55.11” (1 m by 1.40 cm).


Netherlands Antilles

All is the Self or Brahman. The saint, the sinner, the lamb, the tiger, even the murderer, as far as they have any reality, can be nothing else, because there is nothing else.
— Swami Vivekananda

Netherlands Antilles (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).


Israel, Jordan

There’s a morning when presence comes over your soul. You sing like a rooster in your earth-colored shape. Your heart hears and, no longer frantic, begins to dance.
— Rumi

Israel, Jordan (Atlas Series).
Acrylic on paper, 2019.
10.62" by 12.79" (27 cm by 32.5 cm).