Globetrotting (Song of Metacognition)
- Robert Metrick
We don’t arrive, we grow
1852 x 1852 pixels
All my photographs are in black and white. There is something strong and profound about black and white, its soulful and pure. I like to think our internal light is the only vibrant color.
Oil on Canvas
52” x 56”
Her Name Was Forgotten (Portrait of Baba Yaga as a Maiden)
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on paper
14.5” x 7.5”
Who was she, before she left for the woods? Before her chicken-legged-hut was full-grown, and before the stories were heard in whispers through the village at night?
Oil on canvas
16” x 24”
Chicago Tree Project
Hand-carved, Relief Inked, Condemned Elm Tree
40’ (approximate tree height), 10’ relief in the round
Pictured: Nicolette Ross working on her Washington Park tree. She is one of 10 artists involved in the “Chicago Tree Project” - a summer 2014 citywide plan to transform sick and dying trees into vibrant public art. This is a collaborative project between Chicago Sculpture International artists and Chicago Parks District and is part of the greater initiative to expand the reach of public art in Chicago.
oil on linen
28” x 22”
This selection of paintings and drawings are portraits of characters in my ongoing myths.
One by one I’m revealing them, stripped down and removed from their surroundings that contain myriad histories and meanings. This gave me a chance to further explore and connect with them as characters for future paintings that will be elaborate in setting and detail as well as epic in scale. This is by no means the full cast of characters but they are certainly some of my favorite.
acrylic on panel
20” x 23.25”
"These paintings are the result of my effort to abandon conceptual intent. They begin as doodles - the mindless, marginal drawings one used to draw when talking on the phone, before you could use the phone while buying groceries."
- Robert Bain
Video, scanned photographs manipulated using GoldMosh software
In 2006, my father Kevin Hovet suffered a stroke at the age of forty-three. Although he was not diagnosed to recover, today he is healthy but retains moderate short-term memory loss. By combining processes of digital manipulation and the re-structuring of found footage, this cycle of experimental videos explores the impulse to gain control over an uncontrollable event and how images decay as much as memories.
(documentation of a painting)
8’ x 8’
Ink on yupo
I capture and orchestrate artifacts of natural phenomena. I am compelled to work large. I want to invite the viewer to become immersed in my ethereal spaces. The best way to document your work is outside with natural lighting!