Hello. 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.
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.
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.