Ryan Tyrl Photography

Raven Cliffs

I am so sorry that I have not blogged or checked on everyone’s blogs recently. I have been absolutely slammed with work and school and am absolutely EXHAUSTED! Just knocked out an English assignment and found a few minutes to post this entry. My upcoming vacation to the Smoky Mountains/ATL area is much-needed. I promise that while there I will shoot and edit and blog like a demon! I’ll give ya’ll some mountain and city images as well as catch up with ya’ll’s posts. Till then wish me luck on my midterms and pre-Spring Break test. Word!

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Hunger, famine, greed, war

Graphic Anthropology

The most common search terms, hunger painting, famine,war, greed paintings, and the most viewed images on this site. So I think they  bare repetition. It makes me wonder what kind of world are we in where these would be someone’s search terms. Maybe its the repetition, and the internet, that gets them seen. They haven’t been seen in any art shows since 1996.

‘Hunger’, 72″ X 120″, oil on canvas, 1993.

‘Hunger II’, oil on canvas, 36″ X 60″, 1993.

‘Hunger III’, oil on canvas, 36″ X 60″, 1993.

‘More’ 30″ X 40″, oil on canvas.

‘Greed’, 36″ X 60″, oil on canvas, 2010-2011.

With the exception of this one which was in an art show at the local theatre, in 2011.

So I will keep repeating them, interspersed with current works, old works, and anything else that comes to mind.

The house is on fire!!!

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Jill Joy Gallery

Jill Joy – Devotion – oil on canvas – 48×60″  March 25, 2011

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about devotion lately. I had a dream not too long ago in which it was revealed to me that my father had a false devotion to me (he left our family when I was young and I had little contact with him while growing up). He was going through the motions, but not really devoted. In the dream, devotion was represented by the color purple. Purple is also the color of compassion, justice and royalty.

I’ve sought my whole life for a man who would be devoted to me in a a way that would make me feel complete, or at least safe. Lately I’ve been realizing that I am devoted to myself. Which is to say, no matter what happens to me, I am devoted  to my happiness, to doing…

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