Category Archives: Visual Artwork

I Miss Your Music

This is a painting that is about missing my grandfather’s jazz music. 18 X 24 $200

I Miss Your Music

This is a painting that is about missing my grandfather’s jazz music. 18 X 24 $200

Painting in Process

I’m experimenting with including paintings in process at times on this site. The painting I am currently working on is another from the coloring book series. I will post the “finished” version as well. 14 x 11 NFS yet

Painting in Process

I’m experimenting with including paintings in process at times on this site. The painting I am currently working on is another from the coloring book series. I will post the “finished” version as well. 14 x 11 NFS yet

Holding the Ocean

I painted this after my grandfather, Joe Fruscione, died. I have many memories spending time with him by the ocean. The styrofoam cord around the canvas represents the rope that he used to tie around the jetties when we went

Holding the Ocean

I painted this after my grandfather, Joe Fruscione, died. I have many memories spending time with him by the ocean. The styrofoam cord around the canvas represents the rope that he used to tie around the jetties when we went

Multiple Choice

This semester, my Intercultural Communication students asked me to include multiple choice questions on a quiz. I had a long discussion with the students about how much I dislike multiple choice questions because they assume that there is one correct

Multiple Choice

This semester, my Intercultural Communication students asked me to include multiple choice questions on a quiz. I had a long discussion with the students about how much I dislike multiple choice questions because they assume that there is one correct

I’d like to…

I painted this after watching the video of a police officer shooting a homeless man in Los Angeles. I was thinking about how caution tape warns us to stay away from incidents. What if caution tape said “how?” as in

I’d like to…

I painted this after watching the video of a police officer shooting a homeless man in Los Angeles. I was thinking about how caution tape warns us to stay away from incidents. What if caution tape said “how?” as in

4 Eggs

This is the third in a series of egg paintings. 16 X 20 $100

4 Eggs

This is the third in a series of egg paintings. 16 X 20 $100

Nest Egg

My safety net is and has always been words which can be changing and impermanent. Sometimes they can feel strong, powerful and safe and sometimes letters are like egg shells. This painting is made with a blown out egg, egg shells

Nest Egg

My safety net is and has always been words which can be changing and impermanent. Sometimes they can feel strong, powerful and safe and sometimes letters are like egg shells. This painting is made with a blown out egg, egg shells

You Could Open

I painted this after revealing a friend’s secret that I should not have revealed. I was processing the pain of having hurt this friend as I worked on this canvas. Often stitch-shaped lines appear on my work. Perhaps, through painting,

You Could Open

I painted this after revealing a friend’s secret that I should not have revealed. I was processing the pain of having hurt this friend as I worked on this canvas. Often stitch-shaped lines appear on my work. Perhaps, through painting,

Erasure

These are the first in a series of images created with chalk on canvas. They are about the human impulse to erase painful memories and how that which is erased or crossed out remains as part of the texture of

Erasure

These are the first in a series of images created with chalk on canvas. They are about the human impulse to erase painful memories and how that which is erased or crossed out remains as part of the texture of

Faucet

I have a fascination with faucets, drainpipes, buckets and other objects humans make to tame and make use of water. This is a painting of a faucet getting tangled in its own landscape. 18 X 24 $250

Faucet

I have a fascination with faucets, drainpipes, buckets and other objects humans make to tame and make use of water. This is a painting of a faucet getting tangled in its own landscape. 18 X 24 $250

Inner Geometry #1

A black line of varying widths and lengths features prominently in my work. In my Inner Geometry series, I explore how the chaos of my inner life can sometimes only be tamed by the lines I draw to block off

Inner Geometry #1

A black line of varying widths and lengths features prominently in my work. In my Inner Geometry series, I explore how the chaos of my inner life can sometimes only be tamed by the lines I draw to block off

Dream

Dream is about the subconscious. One can dream in vibrant color and feel that the dream is of the utmost importance, but upon waking, the language of the dream can be like sloppy handwriting evaporating from the surface of consciousness.

Dream

Dream is about the subconscious. One can dream in vibrant color and feel that the dream is of the utmost importance, but upon waking, the language of the dream can be like sloppy handwriting evaporating from the surface of consciousness.

Disembodied Voice

This image is about the clutter that can alter the clarity of one’s own voice. The first piece of the text on this painting was “while I am elsewhere.” From that point, I started to paint and mortar on canvas

Disembodied Voice

This image is about the clutter that can alter the clarity of one’s own voice. The first piece of the text on this painting was “while I am elsewhere.” From that point, I started to paint and mortar on canvas

River

I began River by placing mortar in the center of the canvas and writing “this is the place where words wash away.” Next, I spelled words with their letters out of order. I filled in the rest of the image

River

I began River by placing mortar in the center of the canvas and writing “this is the place where words wash away.” Next, I spelled words with their letters out of order. I filled in the rest of the image

Red Brick House

I spent a lot of time in my grandparents, Rose and Joe Fruscione’s, red brick house. While the words on this canvas do not all relate to memories formed at their house,  I see this as the space where my memory

Red Brick House

I spent a lot of time in my grandparents, Rose and Joe Fruscione’s, red brick house. While the words on this canvas do not all relate to memories formed at their house,  I see this as the space where my memory

Another Self to Save

This piece incorporates memories along with motifs of fire, smoke and the body. The shapes and colors at the center of the canvas are deliberately ambiguous. Some people have seen a woman; others have seen a dress or an elk.

Another Self to Save

This piece incorporates memories along with motifs of fire, smoke and the body. The shapes and colors at the center of the canvas are deliberately ambiguous. Some people have seen a woman; others have seen a dress or an elk.