Orbs

Whether as a transient earth in Chardin’s Soap Bubbles, or a goalie defending his goal, or Salome presenting half the earth instead of St. John the Baptist’s head, orbs roll through Finzi’s body of work and capture the fragility of the planet spinning out of control. The inherent chaos of the resin meets its match in paintings that are infused with the temporality of a ticking clock. The goalie is in midair. The bubble is about to burst. The frozen, polymerized resin refers us back to the moment of decision-making, as precious seconds flee away. In the end, we are left with these amber-like fossils of trajectories that could have been. The creation of an order from the entropic fluids imparts a sense of organicity, of new life forms evolving within the paintings, growing as the Earth grows, with change being the only constant parameter. The implied violence of many of the scenes is contrasted with the meditative tranquility of the slowly diffusing layers of resin. Microscopic worlds teem with colliding colors, creating windswept dust patterns that convey each painting’s history.

Goal,epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-44-x-72,-2008Kick,-epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-48-x-39,-2007Madonna-with-Earth,-epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-48-x-39,-2007Salome with the head of Earth, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 44 x 36, 2007Wise-Doggie,epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-onwood,-48-x-39-,2007Earth's bloody coat brought to Jacob(after Velasquez), 52 x 70, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 2008Gestation, 48_ x 39_, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 2009 copyHolding on'e breath may induce hypoxia, 44 x 72, epoxy resin mixed media on wood, 2008, Eric FinziMadonna breastfeeding Earth, 48 x 39, 2008, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, Eric FinziOpen Book, 42 x 28, 2008, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, Eric FinziRepair, 26 x20, epoxy resin, pigments, thread, 2010Blowing Bubbles (after Chardin), epoxy resin on wood, 48 x 39, 2007, Eric Finzi
  • Goal,epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-44-x-72,-2008

  • Kick,-epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-48-x-39,-2007

  • Madonna-with-Earth,-epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-on-wood,-48-x-39,-2007

  • Salome with the head of Earth, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 44 x 36, 2007

  • Wise-Doggie,epoxy-resin,-mixed-media-onwood,-48-x-39-,2007

  • Earth's bloody coat brought to Jacob(after Velasquez), 52 x 70, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 2008

  • Gestation, 48_ x 39_, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, 2009 copy

  • Holding on'e breath may induce hypoxia, 44 x 72, epoxy resin mixed media on wood, 2008, Eric Finzi

  • Madonna breastfeeding Earth, 48 x 39, 2008, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, Eric Finzi

  • Open Book, 42 x 28, 2008, epoxy resin, mixed media on wood, Eric Finzi

  • Repair, 26 x20, epoxy resin, pigments, thread, 2010

  • Blowing Bubbles (after Chardin), epoxy resin on wood, 48 x 39, 2007, Eric Finzi