BitTorrent, 2008 - 2011

This series is intended to discuss stories that have been retold continuously because of their honesty about humanity. Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has undeniably shaped our culture. Spin is taking fact and altering it to both mislead and redirect the attention of an audience where the given information is manipulated to coincide with an agenda. Spin is a deceptive heavily biased portrayal of oneÕs own favor of an event or situation most commonly used to answer questions or present information. To put spin on a topic of conversation is to lie. It is disingenuous, deceptive, highly manipulative and although indirectly, it is a method of presenting fiction as fact.

Each painting in this series is my reinterpretation of a master painting I have spent a great deal of time observing and investigating. I have chosen subject matter that is considered classical and presents a reoccurring story in human history. Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has been a direct result of spin. I relate these individuals in history with color-forms that i feel best represent the truths behind these myths. By reinterpreting historical events that were intended and presented as spin I wish to create a dialogue about truths and how we identify with them.

BitTorrent 1:
"Jessica Lynch as the Daughters of Jethro"

Oil on Canvas

40" x 30"

BitTorrent 2:
"Marinuis Vanderlubbe as Icarus"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 48"

BitTorrent 3:
"Nikola Tesla as Daedalus"

Oil on Canvas

30" x 40"

BitTorrent 4:
"The Building of the Trojan Horse"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 48"

BitTorrent 5:
"Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist"

Oil on Canvas

48" x 36"

BitTorrent 6:
"Interventio, the Story of Calypso"

Oil on Canvas

48" x 36"

BitTorrent 7:
"The Story of Venus and Adonis"

Oil on Canvas

48" x 36"

BitTorrent 8:
"Apollo and the Python"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 48"

BitTorrent 9:
"Andromeda"

Oil on Canvas

24" x 36"

BitTorrent 10:
"Odysseus Itch"

Oil on Canvas

24" x 36"

BitTorrent 11:
"The Peloponnesian War"

Oil on Canvas

24" x 36"