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New Art now for sale

Posted in Art, Misc, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , on December 14, 2013 by josean

I admit it, I’ve been horrible at updating my site.  Although I’ve been creating new work, you wouldn’t think so by looking at this site (to be honest, I’m way better at updating my Facebook page  and Instagram.)  As the holidays approached, it seemed prudent to finally get motivated and post some new art up for sale on my Etsy, as well as share what I’ve been up to.  I’ve been working on various series, ADD style.  Some will continue into the spring, others won’t.  But they are all up for grabs, and by using code FESTIVUS15, you can get 15% off! As usual, all orders ship with stickers and whatnot.

Wishful Thinking

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New T shirts

Posted in Misc with tags , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by josean

2 new t-shirt designs now available! New designs will be added soon, so check back regularly!

Animus Santi

Posted in Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2010 by josean

Watercolor and pencil 2007-2008.  Inspired after reading about St. Guinefort, a greyhound that was made saint in the 13th Century as well as St. Christopher Cynephoros, referred to as the Dog-Headed Saint.


Top Left, Right: Unnamed Saints as birds of prey
Top Center: Bishop Stefan of Perm as an owl
Center: St. Kirill Novoezersky as a dog
Bottom Left, Right: Saints Ferapont and Martinian as rabbits
Bottom Center: Reliquary of Saint Anthony of Padua’s nose as a pig
The reliquary of St Anthony is based on his tongue and jawbone which are on display at the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. I recalled being terrified after seeing it in person as a 5-year-old. This created a fear/fascination of churches growing up, since so many in Italy have relics of saints, usually a body part.


Madonna and Child as Owls

The Free Thinker

Based on St Albertus Magnus(1200?-1280), known as Saint Albert the Great, A Dominican bishop who became famous for  his knowledge of and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion.  He was also one of the first to apply Aristotle’s philosophy to Christian thought.    He was also known for his writings on alchemy (Magnus is deeply rooted in legends regarding alchemy, one stating he discovered the Philosopher’s Stone and passed it to his pupil St. Thomas Aquinas).  Behind the Free Thinker are the stages of alchemy regarding permutation of lead to gold.

The Cautious Saint

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