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The great painting giveaway

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Due to circumstances beyond my control, i am losing use of the storage in which i have been keeping my paintings. accordingly, i have decided to give them away.



in order to facilitate this, i need for each person who wants a particular work to contract me as soon as possible, by facebook messaging or on my cell 972 983 7148, & arrange to meet me at the storage unit (watson & taylor, 4417 forest lane, garland). right now i have almost no free time: some slots include tuesday 1-3PM, wednesday 9-11AM, friday 2-4PM. a week's notice would be ideal. La teologia forensa (forensic theology) Falluja (better pic) Selfportrait between jobs.

1 1/2 feet tall, trois conte on paper – graywyvern

No title (possibly "los aristogatos") In-a-gadda-da-vida. Los cristianos. Tuscan disquisitions. Y no saber por que (And not to know why)

Watercolors

El desdichado (the desperado)

Oil, about 2 1/2 feet high, 5/87 – graywyvern

La cazada (the hunted)

Title is the name of a poem by Melanie Pruit – graywyvern
Oil, about 2 feet tall, 2-3/95 – graywyvern

Do we not die (?)

IIRC this one was loosely based upon an image from guantanamo bay – graywyvern

Historia de la eternidad (history of eternity)

Title is name of a book by borges – graywyvern
Oil on masonite, about 3 feet high, 1/03 – graywyvern

Falluja.

Oil, about 2 1/2 feet square, 4/04 – graywyvern

Sin Plomo (Unleaded)

Oil on velvet, about 4 feet wide – graywyvern

El lugar oscura y sagrada (a dark, holy place)

Oil on canvas glued to masonite, about 4 feet wide, 2001 – graywyvern

Vuelo de noche (night flight)

Painting is based on a photograph of sara teasdale – graywyvern
Oil, about 3 feet tall, 2-3/96 – graywyvern

Solaz (solace) Sjaijue desmascarado (sxwaixwe unmasked)

Painting is based on a photograph in The Secret Museum of Mankind – graywyvern
Oil, about 2 1/2 feet tall, 5-7/96 – graywyvern

Ofrendando el libro (offering the book)

Title is a poem by delmira agustini [ ] – graywyvern
Oil, about 2 1/2 feet tall, 5/95 – graywyvern

Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)

Painted for group show: La Virgen de Guadalupe [ ] – graywyvern
Oil, about 3 feet tall, early 90s – graywyvern

Etna da luz azul a dante (etna gave blue light to dante)

Picture is based on a photograph of sylvia plath – graywyvern
Title is palindrome in catalan by Juan Jose Arreola – graywyvern
Oil, about 3 feet tall, 5-6/94 – graywyvern
Oil, about 3 feet tall, 8-9/91 – graywyvern

Preora.

Oil, about 2 1/2 feet high, 7/91 – graywyvern

Llama (Call)

This may have been the first of my "anaglyphic paintings" (here, used with a "byzantine palette"*), meant to be viewed (& mostly painted) wearing red & blue lensed 3D glasses. [ ] i persisted in this folly strictly at first, & sporadically afterwards. * – graywyvern
Painted for group show: El Corazon – graywyvern
Oil, about 2 1/2 feet square, 5/94 – graywyvern

I am Ice & the One that Dies from Ice.

Painting is based on combining about 3 different images – graywyvern
Oil, about 2 1/2 feet tall, 5/91 – graywyvern

Frog Galoshes.

Oil on scraps of canvas glued to masonite, about 3 feet high, 1-2/91 – graywyvern

Day for Pearls. Version of the Limbec. Night and the Plague.

Oil, about 3 1/2 feet high, winter '89-90 – graywyvern

The Eye is Hollow.

Oil, about 2 1/2 feet wide, 5-7/89 – graywyvern

Only the One Eye Between Them.

Oil, about 3 feet high, 7-8/87 – graywyvern

The Last Mask.

Oil, about 2 1/2 feet square, 9-12/86 – graywyvern

Travels with Shatterhand.

"Shatterhand" was a character in the western novels of German writer Karl May (remembered today, if at all, as "Hitler's favorite writer") – graywyvern
Oil & wax on masonite, about 3 feet wide, 8/1984 – graywyvern

Nostradamus Explains.

Picture is based on a photograph i found (possibly by weegee) – graywyvern
Oil on masonite, 2 1/2 feet high, 7-10/1984 – graywyvern

Till We Have Faces.

Title is the novel by c s lewis – graywyvern
Picture is based on a photo in national geographic – graywyvern
Oil, about 3 1/2 feet tall, 5-6/1984 – graywyvern

Oswalds Grave is Opened.

Oil on masonite, about 3 feet high, 3-5/84 – graywyvern

Glory.

Oil on masonite, about 3 feet square, 2/84 – graywyvern

Olber's Paradox. I Do Not Fit in This Room. Xelucha.

Title refers to the short story by m. p. shiel – graywyvern
10/89, oil, about 3 feet square – graywyvern

The fall of the rebel angels.

Prime numbers were called by le lionnais "those rebel angels" as cited in the introduction to "a primer of potential literature" by warren motte, p. 18. – graywyvern
12/85-3/86, oil on wood, about 3 feet square – graywyvern

Hail to the chief.

The metaphor doubtless is an indirect evocation of "epipsychidion." – graywyvern
Until i was diagnosed with ulcers, one of the medical possibilities i considered was a tapeworm. – graywyvern
9-10/85, oil, about 2 1/2 feet square – graywyvern

Fovea centralis.

The image is based on a photograph of a painting that had been partially restored, in which a differently scaled image underneath was being revealed – graywyvern
7-8/85, oil, about 2 1/2 feet high – graywyvern

We discover we have one of the rarer drugs in common.

4-6/85, oil on masonite, about 3 feet tall – graywyvern

My compassion and my contempt have it out.

The painting is based on a photograph inside the city council chamber – graywyvern
3-5/85, oil on wood panel, about 3 feet wide – graywyvern

Better than love.

3/85, oil on wood, 1 1/2 feet square – graywyvern

Theology.

The painting is based on a photograph in national geographic – graywyvern

No one's rose. Maintain carnival.

At least one of the images is based on a photograph by weegee – graywyvern
This reflects the events surrounding the republican convention in dallas, during which time i worked as a paperboy, slept in the daytime, & assisted in the protests – graywyvern
9-10/84, oil on masonite, about 4 feet high – graywyvern

Diary of an attack-trained doberman.

Based on a self portrait drawing from my reflection in a double-paned door window at night – graywyvern
5-7/81, oil on board, about 2 feet high – graywyvern

Wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Based on a self portrait drawing. the coloring is meant to suggest krishna iconography. the title refers to: – graywyvern
10-11/83, oil on wood, about 1 3/4 feet square – graywyvern

If and only if.

Displayed both horizontally & vertically – graywyvern
10/83, oil, about 2 1/2 feet long – graywyvern

Death in plano.

10/83, oil & wax & oil pastel on masonite, about 1 1/2 or 2 feet wide – graywyvern

Simone weil gives up smoking.

The image is based on a photograph of the view out the window of the hospital in kent where weil died – graywyvern
3-6/83, oil, about 2 feet high – graywyvern

Metaphors.

"Only the makers know that they only make metaphors." --The Theory and Practice of Oligarchic Collectivism – graywyvern
10-11/82, oil on board, about 1 1/2 feet high sometimes displayed inverted – graywyvern

Else also.

'Each being cries in silence to be read otherwise. Not to be deaf to these cries.' --notebooks of Simone Weil – graywyvern
The pattern in the upper portion of the image was made using a technique i invented of whipping the surface with string that had been dipped in paint (this is the only surviving example, although it works way better in tempera). the image at the bottom is based on a photograph in a magazine. the rest is based on a picture i took of reunion center, almost dissolved by its reflections. – graywyvern
3/82, oil & spraypaint & newspaper collage on aluminum ground, about 4 feet tall – graywyvern

Waiting for 256k.

This is based on a photograph taken out the windshield of my car, probably in oak lawn or points west of there. – graywyvern
1-3/82, oil, about 3 1/2 feet square – graywyvern

We've only just begun.

This diptych was painted over one weekend at utd – graywyvern
The picture is based on a photo of a dinosaur exhibit at the fort worth science museum – graywyvern

The ballad of dallas egbert.

Based on at least 3 images, combined. – graywyvern
11/81, oil, about 1 1/2 feet wide – graywyvern

Dwelling.

The image is based on a still of falconetti from the passion of joan of arc – graywyvern

Kruger 60.

The image is based on a sketch i made while travelling with a backpack & a hammock, probably in the pacific northwest. the colors are such as one might expect under suns of so late a spectral type as the stars of Kruger 60. – graywyvern
10/81, oil, about 2 1/2 feet wide – graywyvern

Glossolalia.

Several images are combined here, including a panel of a comic strip. – graywyvern

The grassy knoll.

I don't actually think that each object in this still life represents an actor in the kennedy assassination, but they might. – graywyvern
1/81, oil, about 2 1/2 feet tall – graywyvern

Barefoot lovers.

12/79, oil, about 3 1/2 feet tall – graywyvern

Zoic.

The picture is based on a photograph of a new car dealership. i knew even then that the shape configuration of the car-noses would date the painting as surely as any newspaper. – graywyvern

Debates on salt and iron.

The title is based on an episode in the reign of the chinese emperor wu. it refers obliquely to a political program based on taoist ideas. – graywyvern
Still life with actual vegetable forms. – graywyvern

Cave faith.

The title is of course a reference to plato's allegory of the cave. – graywyvern
Still life of suspended vegetables. (i added the black hole.) – graywyvern
9/79, oil, about 2 1/2 feet wide – graywyvern

Scenery (for the magic theater)

Oddly enough, every part of this image lay just as it appears here, in my visual field in the studio at uta where i painted it. the face and the cyclopean monster were drawn on the wall by previous painting students. the hip belonged to a model in the next room. the delphinian statuette in the foreground was cast in plaster, although it was white & not these colors. – graywyvern

Prometheus x.

This was, if i remember correctly, an oil can. – graywyvern

Suddenly my sense of smell returned.

This was an open phonograph someone had set atop the highest storage cabinets. – graywyvern
3/79, oil, about 2 1/2 feet tall – graywyvern

It grows on you.

This started as a figure exercise, but the model soon merged with an object in the background. the plaster dolphin also appears in "scenery." – graywyvern

World citizen one.

"I am a citizen of the world." --Diogenes the Cynic (acc to Diogenes Laertius) 'I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.' Socrates, quoted by Plutarch "On Banishment" – graywyvern
The image was based on a drawing i carefully made, from a semi-mutilated sculpture at a concurrent art exhibit; probably from classical indian art. – graywyvern
2/79, oil (my third), about 3 feet tall – graywyvern

Cloud god.

I believe the features of the cloud god were taken from a chinese dragon mask, & stretched. – graywyvern
11/78, acrylic, about 3 feet wide – graywyvern

Sane.

The image is a composite of 2 or 3 photographs. – graywyvern
9/78, acrylic, about 2 1/2 by 3 feet – graywyvern

Slouching toward bethlehem/ zpg