Sunday, June 09, 2013

Been Awhile

It's been quite awhile since I've posted.  Last summer I finished my MFA in Illustration with the University of Hartford.  Since that time I've been very busy with a series of exhibitions and academic symposiums centered on The Joe Bonham Project.   The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation recognized my New York Times' Still in the Fight series with their annual Colonel Robert D. Heinl, Jr. Award for feature writing.

This past month I finished a series of paintings for the National Museum of the Marine Corps.  They are drawn from my last sojourn in Afghanistan in May of 2010.
 Laying Out a Patrol Base, Nawa District, 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment, acrylic on canvas
 Counter Sniper Fire, Patrol Base Karma, 3rd Battalion of the 1st Marine Regiment, acrylic on canvas
 Major Robert Ferrell, CO of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment, acrylic on canvas
 In the Shadow of the Poppy Harvest, acrylic on canvas
Setting Stakes for the Barbed Wire, acrylic on canvas

My next two ventures are creative, but quite different.  I'm designing rustic hickory twig furniture for a major catalog company here in Virginia.  If all goes well, they'll be featuring the pieces in their Spring 2014 catalog.
 This is I bed I made back in the mid-'80s that showed up in Elle Decor Magazine in May of 2010
Here's two views of a rather large bentwood hickory chair.

Finally, I was asked by the Corcoran College of Art and Design to develop a course based on my experience as a reportage artist.  They are calling it "Witness Art."  I will be adjunct faculty at this Washington, DC fine arts school starting this fall.