Portfolio > The Godzilla Series

This older series presents imagery derived from 19th century landscape paintings by Frederick Edwin Church and Thomas Cole, the fictional Japanese sci-fi character "Gorija" and objects from my collection of Fiestaware. My interest in Godzilla stems from a collection of toy Godzillas and the mythical nature of film's character that was paradoxically perceived as an innocent, aggressor, victim and avenger. The centralized formal organization reinforces the mythological intent.

The series evolved from a group of paintings that incorporated still-life objects into excerpts from reproductions of 19th century landscape painting. The titles of early paintings in this series often reflected this two-fold appropriation; “Godzilla” + “In the clouds at Sunrise” (a well-known painting by 19th century painter Frederic Edwin Church).

Godzilla Above the Clouds at Sunrise
oil on canvas
66 x 80
2006
Untitled
oil on panel
16" Diameter
2008
Untitled
oil on wood
16" diameter
2008
$3000
courtesy Ochi Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
oil on panel
16' diameter
2008
Untitled
oil on panel
16" diameter
2008
$3000
Untitled
oil on panel
16" diameter
2008
$3000
Untitled
oil on panel
16" Diameter
2008
$3000
Untitled
oil on panel
16" diameter
2008
Portal
oil on wood
16" diameter
2012
$2000
Godzilla opting for a choice at Olana
oil on Wood
16" d.
2014
$2000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil and collage on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil and collage on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6" diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
6: diameter
2011
$1000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
16" diameter
2011
$2000
custom frame by John Studebaker
oil on wood
16" diameter
2011
$2000
Godzilla on the Hudson
oil on canvas
18 x 24
1995
Godzilla and Fiestaware in Arcady
oil on canvas
18 x 24
1996
Godzillas and the Beanstalk
oil on canvas
18 x 24
2002
$3000