Rabbititus, 2006 - 2009

This series is an exploration of the compositional elements inherent in a literal interpretation of each color. Each of the works in this series is a study of all the aspects of a single color, such as the spatial relationship of its own structure and its relationship to other colors and forms. I am also exploring the possibilities of color through the use of the fundamentals of classical painting. A search for deeper meaning in this work will likely confuse and distract the viewer from its simplicity.

The use of title in this series is formed from the archetypal character model of Elmer Fudd. His understanding is basic and without nuance. He grasps all ideas and situations presented to him at face value, and subsequently is easily confused and victimized by guile. In are Tonic, Elmer's character is effortlessly influenced, even by his enemies, and is more than willing to believe anything he is told. Individuals relying on the immediacy of absolutes are willing to devoutly believe anything their social structure tells them, and their decisions can be likened to that of the naive mannerisms of Elmer Fudd's behavioral patterns.

Rabbititus 1:
"Cadmium Green Light"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 2:
"Cobalt Blue Deep"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 3:
"Cobalt Violet"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 4:
"Cadmium Orange"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 5:
"Cadmium Red Light"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 6:
"Cadmium Lemon Yellow"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 7:
"Mars Brown"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 8:
"Mars Black"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 9:
"Flake White"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 10:
"Primary Colors"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 11:
"Secondary Colors"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 12:
"Zinc White"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 13:
"Radiant Violet"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 14:
"Napels Yellow"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 15:
"Neutral Colors"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus 16:
"Radiant Turquoise"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

Rabbititus Study a

Oil on Canvas

8" x 10"

Rabbititus Study b

Oil on Canvas

8" x 10"