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TATTOO DETOUR 4:
HONOLULU DRAWINGS 2010
(EARLY REPORTS)

Continuing the last three years' drawing projects from Honolulu, these drawings introduce a fair amount of color and measure either 9" x 12" or 11" x 14". All are ink on paper.

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Normally when traveling I've been content to walk around, explore and take photos while visiting art museums and galleries -- a method that works fine in New York or Paris when you're there for a week or so. But finding myself in Honolulu for an extended stay the last four summers, I realized that Waikiki is a different animal altogether, relentless as it is with the shirtless men who are my muse, not only on the beach but in the restaurants, grocery stores, hotel lobbies, even on the bus. So I was tempted to go further than my normal mode and try to have a studio at the same time, namely a sketchpad and a handful of pens I was carrying around, creating a body of work out of a suitcase while living in a hotel room.

Drawing on the aforementioned beaches, and in the same restaurants and hotel lobbies, I was able to enjoy a completely different rythmn of work than I've ever known at home, at the same time surrounded by people who occasionally wandered over to look at what I was up to so long at my favorite Starbuck's table or on some bench in Kapiolani Park, or under a palm tree. And the setting of an extreme tourist spot such as Waikiki posed the enjoyable task of trying to reach beyond the predictable cliches of surfers, babes and palms. The resulting drawings are conflations of those very surfers, palms, tattoos, military guys, pigeons, lobby furniture, waves and restaurant tables, offering intersections between the surf of Hockney, Picabia, Pettibon, Guston and Westermann, fact and fiction.

 

HNL'10 #345 RENT ME

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HNL'10 #301 UNTITLED (TORTOISE)

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HNL'10 #348 RESCUE

 

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HNL'10 #350 UNTITLED

 

 

HNL'10 #349 SEMPER

 

 

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HNL'10 #308 UNTITLED (BLUE HORIZON GROUP)

 

 

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HNL'10 # 336 UNTITLED (CURTAIN)

 

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HNL'10 #355 ALL ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER...

 

 

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HNL'10 #299 UNTITLED (YELLOW HORIZON)

 

 

HNL'10 #312 UNTITLED

 

 

HNL'10 #316 UNTITLED (RED HORIZON)

 

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HNL'10 #341 UNTITLED

 

 

HNL'10 #293 UNTITLED (PALM CARRY)

 

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HNL'10 #291 BALCONY

 

 

HNL'10 #307 UNTITLED GROUP

 

 

HNL'10 #353 GO

 

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HNL'10 #340 COCA COLA

 

 

HNL'10 #339
HOW WITH THIS RAGE SHALL BEAUTY HOLD A PLEA?

 

 

HNL'10 #326 SLOWLY DESPITE OUR CARE

 
           

 

HNL'10 #368 UNTITLED

 

 

HNL'10 #300 UNTITLED GROUP

 

 

HNL'10 #346 UNTITLED (MARINE)

 
           

 

HNL'10 #288 ARRIVAL, DAWN

 

 

HNL'10 #343 UNTITLED

 

 

HNL'10 #367 UNTITLED (STONE LIONS)

 
           

 

HNL'10 #363 UNTITLED (BUBBLES)

 

 

HNL'10 #365 UNTITLED (DEER HEAD)

 

 

HNL'10 #320 UNTITLED (NIPPLE)

 
           

 

HNL'10 #356 CLOSE

 

 

HNL'10 #310 WINSLOW HOMER

 

 

HNL'10 #360 UNTITLED

 
           

 

 

 

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TATTOO DETOUR series
     
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2007

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