ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a collage of random thoughts and inspiration layered together through a series of improvisational sessions. Much of the content comes from my everyday life experiences. The end result is sometimes convoluted, and abstract. It’s similar to a dream, where things get mixed together in strange ways.
Fork In The Road 2011 Mixed media on canvas There is a short story that goes along with the painting. See at www.ErikVP.com
Drumstick 2009 Mixed media on wood I did the black paint lines in a quick improvisation. I originally had no idea what it was. I rotated the painting around a few times, then saw the image. I added the eye and mouth and considered i
Fond Memories of the Misunderstood 2010 Mixed media on wood I use the Brooklyn Rail as newspaper collage. I underline words and phrases creating poetry. There are three poems. Here is one.<br>
<B>Fond Memories of the Misunderstood</B>
The Golden Egg 2010 Mixed media on wood After completing a painting, I often try to figure out what it's about. Here's the story behind this one:
One morning goose woke up to an unexpected surprise. Beneath her, was the bigges
She Knows Words 2009 Mixed media on wood
OX 2009 Mixed media on wood In celebration of The Year of the Ox.
Green Eyes Likes Spam 2008 Mixed media on wood Sam wonders if his pet green-eyed snake would like to eat something else besides rats and mice. He brings green-eyed snake a can of Spam and tells him it tastes really good fried in a pan with a bowl
Eye for an I 2008 Mixed media on wood
Fish Can't Swim 2008 Mixed media on wood
One Green Lizard 2008 Mixed media on wood he green lizard is a gecko. Geckos are believed to bring good luck so the animals like having him around. I visited a coffee plantation in Hawaii years ago and have two memories; how good the roasted
The Kiss 2007 Mixed media on wood
The Dino Keyholder Deluxe 2006 Mixed media on wood This was a quick improvisational exercise in what I could do with all the junk on my desk.
Speaking In Tongues April 2011 Mixed media on canvas The Brooklyn Rail newspaper is used as collage material in the painting. I underline words and phrases to create poetry.
Look over your shoulder
See the duck?
She found solace in the dark.
Lotus Sunrise in B-Flat Major - May 31, 2010 2010 Mixed media on wood
Invisible 2010 Mixed media on wood www.ErikVP.com
Clover Hearts 2010 Mixed media on wood I use the Brooklyn Rail newspaper as collage material in my artwork. Within the text, I underline words and phrases to create poetry.
Flamenco Dancer On The Green Piano
These things were goin
Tiny Factory of Best Kept Secrets 2011 Mixed media on canvas