Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014


A while back I was asked to do some art work for a film that was coming out. It was a really beautiful coming of age story of two brothers living in a poor, rural place who's community was shocked by the sudden and mysterious death of a peer. It was so much about nature.-- human nature, the nature of certain familial relationships, and nature in the physical world. 

When I made this work I thought a lot about my own nature, the relationships I had with my siblings and our mom in our youth and the time I spent in the James River park system as a kid.

Anyways, it didn't work out with the filmmakers. They kinda fucked me over actually. I guess I've been sorta thinking about these paintings lately. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Her Kind
By Anne Sexton, 1928 - 1974

I have gone out, a possessed witch,
haunting the black air, braver at night;
dreaming evil, I have done my hitch
over the plain houses, light by light:
lonely thing, twelve-fingered, out of mind.
A woman like that is not a woman, quite.
I have been her kind.

I have found the warm caves in the woods,
filled them with skillets, carvings, shelves,
closets, silks, innumerable goods;
fixed the suppers for the worms and the elves:
whining, rearranging the disaligned.
A woman like that is misunderstood.
I have been her kind.

I have ridden in your cart, driver,
waved my nude arms at villages going by,
learning the last bright routes, survivor
where your flames still bite my thigh
and my ribs crack where your wheels wind.
A woman like that is not ashamed to die.
I have been her kind.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A stolen identity.
A second one.
An open palm opening a shell.

It did not penetrate my exterior with a dull knife.
You did not have to pry it open.
A gentle word. A whisper.
A soft breath against my watery cheek
a password.

I felt the warm silver on my mouth.
I didn’t taste the metal.
I tasted the sweetness on your fingers.

And you had an empty bowl.
I filled it.
Swirling, hot, red broth and root vegetables
earthy and nurturing.
Spiced, herbed, and simmered slow.
I inhaled deep the fragrant stew of a new universe.
A new exchange.


Thursday, August 1, 2013

wanting to know the future makes me sick.  knowing the future makes me sick.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mermaids and Drunks

I'm totally surprised at the idea that I could ever be named "finest" of anything when it comes to video games but I'm tickled none the less. Games are changing I suppose. Here's mine listed as a one of the "Finest free indie game of the week" by Porpentine on Rock Paper Shotgun. You can play my "game" here. 

This pushed narrative is based on the Pablo Neruda poem of the same title. This game was made using Twine for FLOW JAM RVA. It was influenced by the work ”trance_siberia” by Lena Lapschina and also by the works from Katy Stone at the exhibition Flow Just Flow: Variations on a Theme.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Deus ex machina.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

"Find me now. Before someone else does."

- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My slumbers-- if I slumber-- are not sleep, But a continuance of enduring thought, Which then I can resist not: in my heart There is a vigil, and these eyes but close To look within; and yet I live, and bear The aspect and the form of breathing men. But grief should be the instructor of the wise; Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most Must mourn the deepest o'er the fatal truth, The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.
- Lord Byron "Manfred," 1816

Monday, October 24, 2011


From cane reeds, sugar.
From a worm's cocoon, silk.
Be patient if you can, and from sour
grapes will come something sweet.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

There were times when madness coursed through her veins and fleeting light shone in her eyes. She wanted to jump up and thrash about and avenge her broken heart, then quickly she would say to herself with great scorn, "How can it be right for Nitocris to compete with a woman who sells her body for pieces of gold?" Her blood would cool down and the sadness would freeze in her heart like deadly poison in the stomach.

Today it had been proven to her that there were hearts other than hers suffering pain as a result of the King's irresponsibility.

-Naguib Mahfouz
Three novels of ancient Egypt: Khufu's wisdom ; Rhadopis of Nubia ; Thebes at war

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stolen Paintings

These paintings were stolen from Cous Cous on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. If you have any info about where they are or who took them please contact me.

Click to enlarge.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Works from Common Threads

Here are pictures of some of my new work. It is all on display at Cous Cous now through December 1.

Click to enlarge all pictures.

"you could have guessed that I was burning" 
2010 spray paint, ink and graphite on paper 11.5”x9.5

you will be so great
2010, spray paint, ink and graphite on paper, 12”x12”

are you expected here?
2010, spray paint, ink and sequins on paper

2010, spray paint, acrylic and graphite on paper, 10”x22

acrylic, graphite, spray paint, glass, metal and birds nest on pressed particle board.15.5”x22.5”

common threads
2010, ink and thread on paper, 19”x15

on the james river bridge
2010, acrylic, spray paint and oil pastel on wood. 38.5”x22”
2010, acrylic, graphite, spray paint and scissors on pressed particle board. 33.5”x48”
vincelli (detail)

the second time
2010, ink, thread and sequins on paper , 9"x7"

the third time
2010 ink, thread and sequins on paper, 9"x7"

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Common Threads

I have lots of new work! I'm going to have show at a local spot and I hope that you can come check it out.

Preview November 4th at 7PM with music from b.ultra+basic 

Opening November 5th at 10PM with music from DJ Mordecai and DJ Skruff

at Cous Cous - 900 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA

Here's a peek of some of my new work.  Click to enlarge.

"Secret Lover" 2010, paper, thread and ribbon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Home for Haris

"Home for Haris" 2010 spray paint and pencil on paper

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Why did you...

New painting. Click to enlarge.

Why did you... June 2010 19.5" x 3.75" acrylic, oil pastel, pencil and spray paint on wood

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois

25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010

Bourgeois was a an amazing artists who's work touched on themes of the human body, feminism, loneliness, sexuality, fear, anxiety and so much more. Her work has really moved me and inspired me since I first saw her work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

She was 98 years old. She completed her most recent work just one week before she died of a heart attack. What a woman!

It was one of my dreams to meet her. I'm so sad that won't happen now, but I will hold her up forever!

 Photo: Louise Bourgeois (with fillette), 1982, by Robert Mapplethorpe

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

new work

eez! It has been a while. Rest assured I have been making work even though I haven't been posting. Shame on me for not posting. I'll try to get up some back entries soon but in the mean time you can take a look at this newest work.

 Golden River, 2010, 7.25" x 10" ink and spray paint on paper 

The Only Way, 2010, 6" x 7.75" ink, pencil and spray paint on paper

Sweet Avenue 2010  7.25" x 10" ink and spray paint on paper 
This painting is named after the Jets to Brazil song of the same name.

 Birds September 2009, ink, latex paint, pencil and spray paint on wood with glass, metal and a birds nest

Diving Bell (work in progress)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

New Work!

I have a show coming up at The Triple, 3306 West Broad Street in Richmond, VA at 9pm. I'll have lots of new work there and some older stuff too. Following the opening will be a performance from These are Powers, The Amoeba Men, and Diamond Black Hearted Boy. Here's a sneak peek at some of the newer work.

Click the flyer to enlarge it.

"Veil" 2008, spray paint, ink, acrylic and pencil on wood.

"Calamity" 2008, spray paint, ink and pencil on wood

"Last Night" 2008 Spray paint and ink on paper

Saturday, May 31, 2008

new work

Here is some new work.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

new works

I've been working on some new paintings and stencils lately and I've been thinking a lot about portraits and well, myself. Here is a peek at some of the things I've been working on.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lil' Locker

Q: What's 12" wide, 14" tall, 19" deep and has held the work of James Siena, Bonnie Collura, Richard Carlyon, Carolyn Henne, Richard Roth, Ed Trask and Mark Harris?

A: Locker 50B. Located on the third floor of the VCUarts' Fine Arts Building at 1000 West Broad Street. Please join us for the opening reception: Thursday, February 7, 5-6pm

February 2008: Hand Pattern
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5-6pm
Featuring the work of:
Nicole Andreoni
Vanessa Vobis
Aaron Samsel
Lauren Vincelli

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Transformer Flat File Show

These works are available for purchase from Transformer Gallery, as part of their Wall/Paper exhibit. for more info check out their website

From The Modern Prometheus series

Great and Sudden Change, Ink and acrylic on paper, 11” x 6 ½” 2007 $95

Chapter XIX, spray paint on paper, 15” x 6 ½”, 2007 $95

Chapter XXIV, Spray paint and ink on paper, 13” x 10”, 2007 $165

Chapter XIV, Ink and red wine on paper, 15” x 11”, 2007 $165

Other Works

The Sum of the Parts, Ink and spray paint on paper, 11” x 18”, 2006 $125

Girls, Ink and spray paint on paper, 15” x 11”, 2006

Choked, Ink on paper, 10” x 11”, 2007 $100

Don’t Look Down, Ink and spray paint on paper, 6.5” x 15.5”, 2006 $95