Stabilitas Loci

“In a still life nothing acts, nothing gesticulates, nothing does anything else than to be.”

“Without this this deep-seated, quiet, and immobile energy […] nothing in the world would move, nothing would operate, nothing would exist.”

-Etienne Gilson, Painting and Reality

Despite the momentous upheavals of our time and the pervasive sense that the future will either be revolutionized by experts or detonated by madmen, our daily lives are full of moments of stillness, of objects that remain where we place them at night and are there in the morning when we awake. I created these paintings as a way to contemplate and share that stillness that is at the core of reality.

Universe

12×9″

Oil on canvas

Chestnut, Chalk, and Rag

12×9″

Oil on canvas

Empire

9×12″

Oil on canvas

Spanish Clementine

9×12″

Oil on canvas

Everyman Summa

9″x12″

Oil on canvas

The History of American Philosophy (Unfinished)

12×15″

Oil on canvas

Hawthorne and the Sea

9×12″

Oil on canvas

Sacrifice

9×12″

Oil on canvas

Benedict’s Rule

9×12″

Oil on canvas

Persistent Objects

12×15″

Oil on panel

Liber Pontificalis

10×10”

Oil on canvas