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Featured Artist - Chris

Known for Mayan art and Brazilian art, among many others

Presenting Chris - self-described

"In order to be open to creativity one must have the capacity
for the constructive use of solitude. One must overcome
fear of being alone."

--Rollo May--

I was born in Cortez, Colorado a long time ago and I have since traveled the world, but I only began to take drawing seriously about 15 years ago after growing tired of the written word. I began to feel the written and spoken language had so framed itself that no new meaning or life could be depicted or created there any longer.

So, as a child would do, I picked up, to begin mayan art with, Crayola crayons, a Black Pen, and any blank piece of paper I could find and sitting on the floor I began to draw what today I call Waxings.

What makes these picture drawings or Waxings unique is that the technique is as unstudied as a child's and I have indeed studied art from an Art History perspective, but I have not studied drawing or painting specifically and I probably never will since by doing so would take away the innocence of what is intended here.

Perhaps together you could consider all of my work as child's play and I would not be offended.

My art is just as much a tribute to paper and the trees that render it as to anything else. I grew up in tree-houses or least that's where I found the solitude necessary to not be afraid of the creative in myself and in life.

I choose the paper I use very carefully, and I choose it with permanency in mind. Hence all paper used is acid free and of high quality. Furthermore, I use toxic free materials, so you could actually eat my drawings and no harm would come to you, although they are meant to be seen and not eaten or heard.

My art is non-figurative to the extent that it wishes to invite you the viewer into a new world of childlike curiosity and wonder again. In a very real sense, every picture reaches out to you the viewer to help give it meaning and life or least it reaches out to you as a child would do for help with this most difficult, serious and important endeavor.

Finally, my art, in a subtle way, does try to bridge the gap not only between the adult and the child within us but also the gap between East and West, the Old World and the New World, while still trying to preserve the differences therein as sacred, creative and profound. As Richard Sennet has recently said, "Sameness stultifies the mind; diversity stimulates and expands it."

Below you'll find many of my works displayed - I welcome your questions and comments, and hope you enjoy.

Chris' art is available for purchase at Redbubble.


Mayan Art and Guatemala Art

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A Creator with Birds

Inspired by the Mayan Popol Vuh

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Zaquicaz and Wac



Mayan Legend from the Popol Vuh: Snake and Hawk

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VI C.P.

XXX C.T.

The above waxings are originally done on coffee paper from Guatemala (as far as I know, the only place in the world that sells such paper) and are designed as a set, though they can, of course, be displayed individually. Note: If you'd like to purchase both, choose the size you'd like from the options below, but contact us with the details instead of ordering through RedBubble and you'll get a discount. Adapted from the Mayan Codices.


VI C.P. is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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XXX C.T. is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Blue Snake Flying in Yellow Sky or Zaquicaz



Zaquicaz, the snake, is a character in the Popul Vuh, a legendary story from the Mayan culture. The inspiration for all of my Mayan drawings to date come directly from the Mayan Codices, then their size, color, and to a certain extent, the shapes, which are then reinterpreted by me.

These drawings are done mostly with pen and ink with an occasional use of watercolor pencil and crayon. Many of these drawings are also done on handmade paper produced locally in Guatemala.

Blue Snake Flying in Yellow Sky or Zaquicaz is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Coc



From the Mayan Codex Cortesianus, or Codex Tro-Cortesianus. The turtle, in the legend the Popol Vuh, whose shell is used to carve a real head.

The Mayan K'iche' (Quiche) people have lived in the highlands of Guatemala since 600 BCE.

Coc is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Mayan Jaguar



Mayan Jaguar is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Brazilian Art

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The Immaculate Conception or simply, Mary



I consider my work (whether they are waxings, pen and ink drawings or a mixture of the two) as visual poems so their interpretations or meanings are not limited but expansive. In many ways I would rather the reader/viewer title and interpret my work.

My inspiration for this came form the side of a building on a bus ride in Rio. Crayon with a little watercolor pencil.

The Immaculate Conception or simply, Mary is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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The Mouth of the Poor



All Crayola crayons and pen and ink. The inspiration here is obviously the church among the slums and favelas that completely surround Rio. I would call the favelas of Rio de Janeiro sublime because of their overwhelming scale, beauty and terror. Perhaps, in contrast, the church in this waxing holds some of the same essential and powerful feelings.

The Mouth of the Poor is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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The Road Not Taken or The Road Less Traveled



Both titles are cliches by now. One obviously from a Robert Frost poem by that name and the other from a bestselling book written by M. Scott Peck. As can be seen from this the religious symbolism in this is also significant. All Crayon on Black Paper and completely non-toxic.

The Road Not Taken or The Road Less Traveled is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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At Home Among the Planets and Trees



The inspiration for this waxing is the rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA where I had the luxury of spending almost a year alone in a cabin reading and writing. Wood needed to be chopped for warmth and the water came from a well a half a mile away.

"In order to be open to creativity one must have the capacity for the constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone." (Rollo May) Of course, my biggest dream was always to experience this with the one I love.

At Home Among the Planets and Trees is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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My Jabuti (The Living Ancient)



Civilization rides on the back of a tortoise. Scenes of living Rio de Janeiro and its mystical favelas and famous beaches are the inspiration here. Rio is a very active city hence movement is more than a hint in this drawing.

Also, Rio is not only my home now, but the home of many different cultures and influences. Perhaps you could call it a city of many geographical and geological dialects. This drawing is mostly done in pen and ink with a hint of crayon.

My Jabuti (The Living Ancient) is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Rio 40 graus



There always seems to be a heat underneath Rio de Janeiro, even when it's a bit chilly. People, not from Rio, forget that Rio is very mountainous. This makes it the best of at least two worlds because of the wonderful beaches it is home to as well.

All of the Rio waxings appear to be images that move and wrap around and that is exactly how Rio feels and looks to me.

Rio 40 graus is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Rio Blues





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Sitting in the Falling Rain with a Big Bird by the Beach



Where the only light comes from the ground and the company around us. A Pacific Northwest inspiration from beaches near Sequim, WA. yet the waxing was actually done in Rio de Janeiro many years later.

Done with crayon on black paper.

Sitting in the Falling Rain with a Big Bird by the Beach is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Red Sun Sinking



Done entirely with Crayola crayons and a black pen in Portland, Oregon during a cloudy winter. Seen here, the sun falls between us and the land, which in many ways it does. I feel that there is also something very Zen about this waxing as well.

Red Sun Sinking is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Watching the Fireworks from Inside One



Pen abstract.

Watching the Fireworks from Inside One is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Jungle Rain and A Blood Orange Sky





Jungle Rain and A Blood Orange Sky is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Stairway to a Rose





Stairway to a Rose is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Crayon Moonlight



Rio. Crayola and Pen.

Crayon Moonlight is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Almost Gone



Inspired by the many leopards that are near extinction.

Almost Gone is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Woman by the Sea





Woman by the Sea is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Close Community





Close Community is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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Abstract Number 35C29





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Slaying the Dragon





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Funky Town





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Creation 101





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Under the Weather and in the Woods





Under the Weather and in the Woods is available in the following prints (click to see larger version on Redbubble):

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