Statement

I am The Ox. I use a pseudonym only to separate my art from the other work I do.  I chose that animal because I believe in working hard, remaining humble and believing in strength.  I sign all of my work with the Arabic symbol for cattle – a design that would later invert and become the first letter of the Western Alphabet.

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I want only to make things that did not exist before I made them. I give inspiration no more responsibility than that. I create with enthusiasm and gratitude and welcome any statement of meaning or significance from the viewer. I hope everyone enjoys the finished products as I plow ahead with intent and without pretense. Finally, I always find something to like about the work of other artists.

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I work on canvas, wood or metal. I work in two and three dimensions. So far, I work with oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, pencil, latex, oil pastel, adhesives, Flex Seal and spray foam.  In an era when it seems “it’s all been done,”  I hunt for something as of yet undone and unseen.

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The art of  Ox is available for sale, display, and commission.  In addition to painting, I work on murals and installations on demand. If you have any questions, please contact me here.

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Thank you.