His name is Pato. He is in tune with his environment, moving…

His name is Pato. He is in tune with his environment, moving with the orchestral stream. But, beyond the glimmer atop the water, there is contrast. Behind his lens exists an observer. He captures those with the loudest of voices in black and white, sharing a perspective that runs much deeper then the flow of any surface.
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From the #Pseudonymity book
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Source: PSEUDONYMITY

From the #Pseudonymity book- Her name is Jessy. She seeks to…

From the #Pseudonymity book- Her name is Jessy. She seeks to perfect her craft, a skill that can be illusive. As she alines with this craft she connects with him. Guided by pale light. Colors merge.
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This painting was created along side another to celebrate the union of Jessy and her husband Austin. Love you guys!
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Source: PSEUDONYMITY

His name is Austin. As a man who knows himself. He is decisive….

His name is Austin. As a man who knows himself. He is decisive. A pale light shines over him as a dream of self with another. His world fragments as it comes together with hers.
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This painting was created along side another to celebrate the union of Austin and his wife Jessy. Love you guys!
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Source: PSEUDONYMITY

From the #Pseudonymity book – Her name is Hannah. Her life…

From the #Pseudonymity book – Her name is Hannah. Her life exists as a place of magic. As she explores her environment any potential can come to fruition, and she can overcome any fear.
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You should know… Pseudonymity the art book is planned to be launched as a Kickstarter soon!
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From the #pseudonymity book- Her name is Juliana. She feels the…

From the #pseudonymity book- Her name is Juliana. She feels the world. Color and texture leap from her finger tips. Her artistic pursuits become home, and open the doors for anyone in need.
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Pseudonymity has plans to be seen and read. The plan is to combine these portraits in a book that contains one overarching story about the connectivity between people. A date is currently being worked out as to when this book will be available. I will make sure to keep you updated!
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Time-Lapse Portrait

The dawn of Pseudonymity

This is where it all began. The first of 52 paintings was in my sight, while the next 51 were just waiting to come to fruition. This piece is appropriately titled “Dawn” as it is the morning painting of Pseudonymity, and was created in the first week of the year.

Looking back, my vision was limited when I began. My ideas of capturing who I see, and what I experience when paining someone else’s personality was under cooked. Nonetheless, I was, and continue to be, passionate as I engage the identity of the person I am painting.

The sky is deep red and Melissa’s pose is confident. Yet, her gaze seems distant and the color of her eyes strongly contrasts the rest of the painting. She is looking elsewhere. She is looking to the future.

This painting very much represents the purpose of this project, much more strongly then at the time I painted it. I was painting my aspirations for this project while attempting to paint Melissa.  The heat of the red sky represents the intensity of my intentions as I take on such a bold task of completing one portrait a week for one year. The odds are stacked against me, as I work two jobs while diving head on into the Pseudonymity project.  The clouds are numerous, just as the hours of painting that lie before me. Even so, my gaze is cool, and I’m prepared to test my diligence.

How can we understand someone else if  we only have our own mind to analyze them with?

Pseudonymity Project

A year of interpersonal painting

Can we see beyond ourselves? We meet people every day who have stories to share. As conscious and communicative beings we recognize and connect with each other, but we only have our own eyes from which to see, and our own ears to hear. Our thoughts and the world we define for ourselves remain our own, and a mystery to the people around us.

This phenomenon has me fixated on the stories of the people I meet throughout my life. I want to better understand what it means to communicate with each other. So much so that I have devoted this year to painting a portrait every week of 2015, and publishing a book about this endeavor at the beginning of 2016.

Each life-like portrait serves as a visual tribute to the nuances of human communication. The landscapes created with each portrait clue the viewer in on how they might begin to understand the individual portrayed before them. This theme prevails throughout Pseudonymity. From mirrored images to repeated shapes, the paintings carry a subtle code that describes how we see and learn about each other. As 2015 progresses so will these portraits. This blog will act as your guide to the world that is Pseudonymity and to the visual code of our interpersonal communication.

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