2013-2014

Our society currently struggles to balance its need and desire for man-made products with its growing concern over our limited natural resources. By carefully selecting and strategically arranging manufactured and natural objects in my painting set-ups, I create unique compositions that illuminate this conflict and the consequences of imbalance. I want viewers of my paintings to be reminded that our own actions and decisions can greatly effect and transform everything that surrounds our existence. In my paintings, I use space and depth to also communicate this message. Clusters of seemingly random objects — some loosely tethered or netted — float in a dark abyss to convey the transience of life and the ephemeral appeal of objects that are lost or discarded, and then forgotten. My goal is for viewers to question their relationship not only with the painted objects, but also the objects they encounter and use in their daily lives.

Trapped, Oil on Maple, 48 in. diameter
Trapped, Oil on Maple, 2014, 48 in. diameter, SOLD


You First, Oil on Maple, 24 in. diameter
You First, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter


No Outlets, Oil on Maple, 24 in. diameter
No Outlets, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter, SOLD


Walk the Plank, Oil on Maple, 24 in. diameter
Walk the Plank, Oil on Maple, 2014, 24 in. diameter


Cocoon, Oil on Panel, 10 x 8 in.
Cocoon, Oil on Panel, 2014, 10 x 8 in.


Migration, Oil on Panel, 10 x 10 in.
Migration, Oil on Panel, 2014, 10 x 10 in.


Balancing Act, Oil on Birch, 8 in. diameter
Balancing Act, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter


Leading Nowhere, Oil on Panel, 8 x 8 in.
Leading Nowhere, Oil on Panel, 2013, 8 x 8 in.


Sewing the Future, Oil on Birch, 8 in. diameter
Sewing the Future, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter


Fallen Age, Oil on Birch, 8 in. diameter
Fallen Age, Oil on Birch, 2013, 8 in. diameter


“God Enriches,” Oil on Maple, 8 in. diameter
God Enriches,” Oil on Maple, 2013, 8 in. diameter


Play By Containment, Oil on Maple, 8 in. diameter
Play By Containment, Oil on Maple, 2013, 8 in. diameter


Confirming Success, Oil on Panel, 6 x 12 in.
Confirming Success, Oil on Panel, 2013, 6 x 12 in.


What Matters, Oil on Panel, 12 x 9 in.
What Matters, Oil on Panel, 2013, 12 x 9 in., SOLD



COPPER STUDIES

POLITICS, Oil on Copper, 6 x 6 in. each, 6 x 18 in. total
POLITICS, Oil on Copper, 2014, 6 x 6 in. each, 6 x 18 in. total, SOLD

This triptych depicts a narrative about politics and
the pitfalls of those in power. The squirrel, representing
an authoritative figure, is combined with symbols of power,
evil, greed, and secrecy. The underlying messages
exemplify political problems.



POISON, Oil on Copper, 2.75 x 3 in.
POISON, Oil on Copper, 2013, 2.75 x 3 in., NFS


Overdosed, Oil on Copper, 3 in. diameter copper disc
Overdosed, Oil on Copper, 2014, 3 in. diameter copper disc, NFS


Want or Need?, Oil on Copper, 5 3 in. copper discs
Want or Need?, Oil on Copper, 2014, 5 3 in. copper discs




High Resolution Images available upon request: hkfreeman.art@gmail.com