The Bullfight, 2004 - 2005

This series was inspired by my experiences in Mexico City, San Luis Potosi, and Wadley in Mexico northern desert. All relationships to the subject matter of the word Bullfight should be considered while looking at this work.

A bullfight is a theatrical form of entertainment teeming with the iconic sex and violence of human tragedy. Consider the pride of those who set the scene up and expect your automatic suspension of disbelief. The bull is well wounded before the fight. The costuming is spectacular. Two opponents move across a choreographed space. The matador will only lose if he missteps his rehearsed engagements.

This series rearranges the idea of a bullfight to allow the viewer insight to see its stage as an analogy that can be applied to current pop cultural world events; and with that insight, the ability to judge the spectacle of human tragedy.

The Bullfight 1:
"Mexico a"

Oil on Canvas

44" x 74"

The Bullfight 2:
"Mexico b"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 48"

The Bullfight 3:
"Mexico c"

Oil on Canvas

24" x 48"

The Bullfight 4:
"The Bullfight"

Oil on Canvas

74" x 44"

The Bullfight 5:
"Two Opposing Feet Watching Orange Flowers Grow"

Oil on Canvas

74" x 44"

The Bullfight 6:
"The Bull"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 60"

The Bullfight 7:
"Europa and the Bull a"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 36"

The Bullfight 8:
"Patrons"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

The Bullfight 9:
"The Matador a"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

The Bullfight 10:
"The Matador b"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

The Bullfight 11:
"The Matador c"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 36"

The Bullfight 12:
"Europa"

Oil on Canvas

48" x 24"

The Bullfight 13:
"Europa and the Bull b"

Oil on Canvas

48" x 24"

The Bullfight 14:
"The Rape of Europa"

Oil on Canvas

60" x 48"

The Bullfight 15:
"Europa and the Bull c"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 60"

The Bullfight 16:
"Europa and the Bull d"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 60"

The Bullfight 17:
"Psyche Abandoned"

Oil on Canvas

36" x 60"

The Bullfight Study a

Oil on Canvas

16" x 32"

The Bullfight Study b

Oil on Canvas

11" x 8"

The Bullfight Study c

Oil on Canvas

24" x 9"

The Bullfight Study d

Oil on Canvas

11" x 8"

The Bullfight Study e

Oil on Canvas

22" x 18"