THE FLOG

THE FLOG

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING

I AM 2010

I AM 2010

All the adjectives you believe you are when you have low self esteem and don't recognize your true value.

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COCKY BOY.jpg

To Russia With Love

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

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.

HURT 2008

HURT 2008

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

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

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)

INDIAN PRIDE

INDIAN PRIDE

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

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"

BESAME

BESAME

TIES THAT BIND 2010

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

ASHES TO ASHES 2007

JOSE PIZARRO

JOSE PIZARRO

Portrait of a friend.

SOUL ON FIRE 2005

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

RAINBOW COAT 2012

Combination of the Matthew Shepard story and the Biblical story of Joseph.

WHEN WILL IT GET BETTER 2011

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

HELLO SAILOR 2013

Where love is present it doesn't matter where you are. (SOLD)

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS 2005

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.

SURRENDER

SURRENDER

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

TRIP TEASE 2011

STAR GAY-ZERS 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.