Mike Shaffer

Line Paintings

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BlackRock Center for the Arts, 2003

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Sea Green Rabbit, 24 x 24 inches, 2006

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Bubble Trouble, 60 x 60 inches, 2003

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Commercial installation, Arlington, VA, 2011

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Grapefruit Mousse, 48 x 54 inches, 2002

Following on the heels of various forms of Action Painting popularized by Jackson Pollock and others in the 60s, and 70s, most of the Line Paintings were done in the years between 1980 and 2006 and many were exhibited in a number of shows at the time. They are all mixed media on canvas, primarily acrylics but some include small imbedded objects. They all can be exhibited with any of their four sides up or at an angle, a feature most appropriate for works wherein straight lines at right angles predominate. There are 80 works in this series; about 60 are available for exhibition.

Indigo Go Go, 64 x 64 inches, 2002

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Snow Bunny Hop, Private Residence, Frederick, Maryland,  52 x 60 inches, 2003

Turquoise By Choice, 36 x 36 inches, 2006

Sugar-free Jubilee, Private Residence, Washington, DC, 36 x 36 inches, 2007

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Cloud Nine, 60 x 60 inches inches, 2002

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Green Mountain, 64 x 64 inches, 2003

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BlackRock Center for the Arts,  2005