I AM 2010
All the adjectives you believe you are when you have low self esteem and don't recognize your true value.
To Russia With Love
Nesting dolls reveal a person's orientation underneath the outer layer disguised with a common exterior. The teardrop represents the sadness gay Russians face for the punishment of their "crime".
A SCOUT IS PROUD 2013
This painting shows you can have it both ways. At the time this painting was being created, the boy scouts still had a ban on gay scouts and leaders. Shortly after it was completed, the boy scouts had taken away their ban on gay youth involved in scouting, but not on the leaders.
This image depicts a person's willingness to make himself vulnerable again after having his heart broken in the past. He is exposing himself with the trust that whomever he gives his heart away to will not break it again.
THE WEIGHT OF TIME 2008
Many different meanings to this image, but one can get a sense of urgency in the moment while time slips through your fingers. (SOLD)
BEST MIX IS THE MUSIC & THE PEOPLE
The Cedar Brook Cafe, known to many as the oldest gay bar in the nation stood in Westport, CT. It was a second home to many people and everybody knew your name. Sadly, shortly after it closed its doors, it was demolished. This painting shows the Brook in its final days where people are grooving to their last dance. (SOLD)
A painting of a gay man from India with Arms of Pride showing all the colors of the gay rainbow flag and the meanings of each color. (SOLD)
THE BAN IN UGANDA
This image was made in honor of all the Africans who have been mistreated because of the famously named "Kill The Gays Bill"
TIES THAT BIND 2010
This image represents a break up where you feel unable to make any kinds of moves to do some kind of work to fix what might have been wrong.
ASHES TO ASHES 2007
Portrait of a friend.
SOUL ON FIRE 2005
This painting depicts a fallen angel. If you look closely you'll see that the wing of the angel on the ground is on fire burning into the new being. It signifies my coming out to my parents.
RAINBOW COAT 2012
Combination of the Matthew Shepard story and the Biblical story of Joseph.
WHEN WILL IT GET BETTER 2011
This person is distraught over the bullying and name calling that has repressed him into his corner of shame believing he is what he is being called. (SOLD)
HELLO SAILOR 2013
Where love is present it doesn't matter where you are. (SOLD)
DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS 2005
This image illustrates how a person involved in a toxic relationship can be beat down little by little with small "cuts" that can add up to the kind of destruction capable of breaking down a person.
Allowing a person who has been cruel to you to still grab hold of your heart despite knowing that the person is no good for you.
TRIP TEASE 2011
STAR GAY-ZERS 2013
This was just a fun piece inspired by my love of science fiction films and the opening credits scene from "Barbarella" as she undresses in zero gravity.
PVT DICKS 2011
This was my "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military piece. It was painted just before they repealed it. It was done after a discussion with a friend who spent his military career closeted on the base.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED 2010
The idea of the man looking like a puppet represents a person who just got out of a bad relationship. He relied on the other person to complete himself while losing his own identity. After the breakup he must get up and walk on his own without relying on someone else to drag him in the direction they want him to go in. (SOLD)
BED OF FROZEN ROSES 2010
This image illustrates a person whose intimacy with a person has diminished. The coldness of the colors demonstrate the lost connection even though undressing for sexual activity is taking place.
COUGHT IN THE CROSS FIRE 2007
This image represents the struggle a person has within himself with being both Catholic and Gay.
RISE UP AND WALK 2012
My H.I.V. piece combining aspects of the Passion of the Christ and being H.I.V. positive. Its the cross he must bear but it is also his chance to demonstrate the importance of protecting yourself and knowing your status by walking.
JESUS IS STRIPPED FROM HIS GARMENTS
Painting made with the help of a few students from the Bridge Academy in Bridgeport for an exhibition at the Knights of Columbus in New Haven about the Stations of the Cross.