Born in Brazil, 28-year old artist João Paulo Alvares Ruas was still a young child when his interest for visual art started to grow. Comic books were his first bridge to lines and colors, during high school much of his time was devoted to creative thinking due to the almost alternative education institution he studied under. Later, he took Design as his choice in University.

After a three year stint in London, João went back to his home town, Sao Paulo, where he works and lives.

Artist Website: http://feral-kid.com

Current and Previous Works by João Ruas

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  • “Absurd Courage”

    (2014)
    $4,200
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed
    10.25" × 19.75"
    26 × 50 cm

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  • “Arachne”

    (2011)
    $3,500
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    Acrylic on wood
    Framed
    19.7" × 19.7"
    50 × 50 cm

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    • YORE
  • “Automaton Study”

    (2014)
    $1,500
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    Mixed Media on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed with museum glass
    8.25" × 13.75"
    21 × 35 cm

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  • “Beggar”

    (2009)
    $1,000
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    Graphite & watercolor on paper (framed)
    8" × 8"
    20 × 20 cm

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    • 20% of all sales go to Born Free USA
  • “Birds”

    (2014)
    $750
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    Etching, Acrylic and Pencil on Fabriano and Polaroids
    Pro-framed with museum glass
    7.5" × 10.5"
    19 × 27 cm

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  • “Cannae of You and Me”

    (2014)
    $12,500
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    Acrylic and graphite on Fabriano paper
    Pro-framed and matted with UV plexiglass
    82.75" × 29.5"
    210 × 75 cm

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  • “Catch”

    (2009)
    $2,800
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    Watercolor, goauche & graphite on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    10" × 13"
    25 × 33 cm

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    • Aqua Art Miami
  • “Children Of Venus”

    (2009)
    $2,200
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    Watercolor and goauche on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    11" × 11"
    28 × 28 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “Dawn I”

    (2010)
    $3,400
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    Acrylic & gold leaf on illustration board
    12" × 18"
    30 × 46 cm

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  • “Dawn II”

    (2010)
    $3,400
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    Acrylic & gold leaf on illustration board
    12" × 18"
    30 × 46 cm

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    • III
  • “Dawn III”

    (2010)
    $3,400
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    Acrylic & gold leaf on illustration board
    12" × 18"
    30 × 46 cm

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    • III
  • “Den”

    (2015)
    $6,000
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    Acrylic on Fabriano
    Framed
    8.75" × 19.75"
    22 × 50 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Den Study”

    (2015)
    $2,000
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    Gouache, Ink and Pencil on Paper
    Framed
    8.75" × 17.75"
    22 × 45 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Dojo”

    (2014)
    $3,500
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    Acrylic on Paper and Wood
    17.75" × 16.5"
    45 × 42 cm

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  • “Dolls I”

    (2010)
    $1,400
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    Graphite, watercolor, & gouache on Fabriano 300gms
    7.87" × 7.87"
    20 × 20 cm

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    • III
  • “Dolls III”

    (2010)
    $1,400
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    Graphite, watercolor, & gouache on Fabriano 300gms
    7.87" × 7.87"
    20 × 20 cm

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    • III
  • “East of Eden”

    (2015)
    $2,200
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    Mixed Media on Paper Mounted on wood
    10.625" × 19.625"
    27 × 50 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Elephant Man”

    (2009)
    $1,600
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    Watercolor, graphite, collage, & goauche on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    7.5" × 10.25"
    19 × 26 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “Enkindu And Gilgamesh”

    (2009)
    $2,200
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    Watercolor and gold leaf on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    11" × 11"
    28 × 28 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “Fin I”

    (2010)
    $750
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    Conte on pastel paper
    6" × 4.75"
    15 × 12 cm

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  • “Fin II”

    (2010)
    $750
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    Conte on pastel paper
    6" × 4.75"
    15 × 12 cm

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  • “Geh”

    (2014)
    $500
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    Pen on Paper and Polaroids.
    Vintage XIX Century Brazilian Wood Frame.
    2.75" × 2.75"
    7 × 7 cm

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  • “Godiva”

    (2014)
    $6,200
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed
    29.25" × 25.25"
    74 × 64 cm

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  • “Gorgon”

    (2009)
    $2,200
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    Watercolor, goauche & acrylic on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    11" × 11"
    28 × 28 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “Gorgon II”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    10.2" × 13.8"
    26 × 35 cm

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  • “Gorgon III”

    (2011)
    $2,500
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    Watercolor, acrylic on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    13.7" × 17"
    35 × 43 cm

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  • “Harakiri”

    (2014)
    $5,500
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed
    16.5" × 20.75"
    42 × 53 cm

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  • “Harpia”

    (2012)
    $3,200
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    Acrylic on Fabriano paper
    Amazon Harpy Eagle
    12.5" × 9.75"
    32 × 25 cm

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    • with Born Free USA Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner
  • “Haunted #11”

    (2008)
    $900
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    Pencil and Watercolor on 200gr Watercolor Paper (framed)
    6/1/2004" × 9/1/2002"
    15 × 23 cm

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    • The Drawing Room
  • “Haunted #16”

    (2008)
    $1,600
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    Watercolor/Gouache on board (framed)
    12" × 17"
    30 × 43 cm

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    • The Drawing Room
  • “Haunted #30”

    (2010)
    $2,700
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    Mixed media on Fabriano 300gsm paper
    10" × 15"
    25 × 38 cm

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    • with featured artist Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez
  • “Helmet”

    (2014)
    $3,100
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed with museum glass
    7" × 17"
    18 × 43 cm

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  • “Heracles”

    (2011)
    $2,600
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    Pastel and acrylic on Pastel Paper
    Framed
    19" × 24.5"
    48 × 62 cm

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  • “Hide”

    (2014)
    $1,200
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    Pencil on Paper
    Pro-framed with museum glass
    7.25" × 12"
    18 × 30 cm

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  • “Hydra (side 1)”

    (2011)
    $3,000
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    Acrylic on Ostrich Egg
    7.1" × 11.4"
    18 × 29 cm

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  • “Industry Study”

    (2015)
    $2,500
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    Acrylic and Gouache on Fabriano
    Framed
    8" × 11.5"
    20 × 29 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Kaguyahime”

    (2011)
    $3,800
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    Pastel, watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    19" × 24.5"
    48 × 62 cm

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  • “KES #01”

    (2014)
    $3,800
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and wood panel
    Framed (dimensions are of artwork only though) i
    12" × 12"
    30 × 30 cm

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    • SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2014
  • “Kiudo”

    (2012)
    $4,200
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    Acrylic on board (framed)
    12" × 15.5"
    30 × 39 cm

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    • LAX / HKG
  • “Light box based works on view”

    (2014)
    Sold
    Lighted and on display

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  • “Lion Studies”

    (2011)
    $1,200
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    Watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    14.6" × 9.4"
    37 × 24 cm

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  • “Machinehat”

    (2015)
    $5,500
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    Acrylic on Fabriano mounted on wood
    Framed
    9.625" × 21.75"
    24 × 55 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Mares Of Thrace”

    (2011)
    $700
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    Etching on Canson Printing Paper
    Best pull from the 1st series
    4.5" × 6.9"
    11 × 18 cm

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  • “Minotaur Study”

    (2011)
    $800
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    Pen & Ink Washes on Heavyweight Paper
    9" × 13"
    23 × 33 cm

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  • “MRCR”

    (2009)
    $3,500
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    Watercolor, goauche & collage on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    19.5" × 10.25"
    50 × 26 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “Necrophagous”

    (2013)
    $1,100
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    Acrylic and ink on paper and acetate
    Framed (dimensions are of art only)
    8" × 10"
    20 × 25 cm

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    • Beyond Eden
  • “Nemea And Her Brother”

    (2011)
    $1,800
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    Pencil & Watercolor on Acetate & Heavyweight Paper
    Framed
    9.3" × 9.3"
    24 × 24 cm

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  • “Nymph Cocoon”

    (2011)
    $600
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    Etching and Dry Point on Hahnmuhle Printing Paper
    Best pull from the 1st series / Framed
    3.9" × 6.1"
    10 × 15 cm

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  • “Nymphs I”

    (2011)
    $2,100
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    Watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano Paper
    Framed
    10.6" × 9.4"
    27 × 24 cm

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  • “Nymphs III”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano Paper
    Framed
    10.8" × 9.3"
    27 × 24 cm

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  • “Nymphs IV”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano Paper
    Framed
    11" × 9.3"
    28 × 24 cm

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  • “Nymphs V”

    (2012)
    $60
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    Giclee print on Museo Portfolio Rag Paper
    Edition of 25 (plus 3APs + 1PP)
    13" × 11.75"
    33 × 30 cm
  • “Nymphs V”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Watercolor and acrylic on Fabriano Paper
    Framed
    11" × 9.3"
    28 × 24 cm

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  • “Oana”

    (2014)
    $3,800
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    Acrylic and Gouache on Fabriano/Board
    Pro-framed
    12.5" × 16.5"
    32 × 42 cm

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  • “Oana and Horse Study”

    (2014)
    $1,300
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    Watercolor and Gouache on Fabriano
    9" × 11.5"
    23 × 29 cm

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  • “Phrixus & Ram”

    (2011)
    $3
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    Watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    17.3" × 14.2"
    44 × 36 cm

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  • “Pincer 1”

    (2014)
    $950
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    Mixed media on Polaroid in light box
    9x9x3 inches framed
    4.25" × 4.25"
    11 × 11 cm

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  • “Pincer 2”

    (2014)
    $675
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    Mixed media on Polaroid in light box
    7x7x3 inches framed
    3" × 3"
    8 × 8 cm

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  • “Pincer 3”

    (2014)
    $675
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    Mixed media on Polaroid in light box
    7x7x3 inches framed
    3" × 3"
    8 × 8 cm

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  • “Polaroid I”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid II”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid III”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid IV”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid IX”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid V”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid VI”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid VII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid VIII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid X”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XI”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XIII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XIV”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XIX”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XV”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XVI”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XVII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist

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  • “Polaroid XVIII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XX”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XXI”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XXII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XXIII”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XXIV”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Polaroid XXV”

    (2014)
    $100
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    One of a kind Polaroid photograph
    Stamped and signed by the artist
    2.875" × 3.75"
    7 × 10 cm

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  • “Procession I”

    (2010)
    $2,200
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    Mixed media, collage, & gold leaf on heavyweight watercolor paper
    10.63" × 11.81"
    27 × 30 cm

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    • III
  • “Procession II”

    (2010)
    $2,200
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    Mixed media, collage, & gold leaf on heavyweight watercolor paper
    10.68" × 11.81"
    27 × 30 cm

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    • III
  • “Procession III”

    (2010)
    $2,200
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    Mixed media, collage, & gold leaf on heavyweight watercolor paper
    10.68" × 11.81"
    27 × 30 cm

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    • III
  • “Ram Study I”

    (2011)
    $1,000
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    Watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    10.2" × 6.7"
    26 × 17 cm

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  • “Ram Study II”

    (2011)
    $1,000
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    Watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    9.4" × 6.3"
    24 × 16 cm

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  • “Scowrer”

    (2008)
    $2,400
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    Gouche, watercolor & graphite on 200gr watercolor paper
    12" × 17"
    30 × 43 cm

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    • Looking Glass
  • “Seek”

    (2014)
    $1,200
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    Pencil on Vintage Paper
    Pro-framed with museum glass
    7" × 11.75"
    18 × 30 cm

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  • “Sieh”

    (2014)
    $500
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    Pen on Paper and Polaroids
    Vintage XIX Century Brazilian Wood Frame
    2.75" × 2.75"
    7 × 7 cm

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  • “Small Gorgoneion I”

    (2011)
    $1,200
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    Pencil, acrylic on acetate & Arches paper
    Framed
    7.1" × 10.2"
    18 × 26 cm

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  • “Small Gorgoneion II”

    (2011)
    $1,200
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    Pencil, acrylic on acetate & Arches paper
    Framed
    7" × 10.1"
    18 × 26 cm

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    • YORE
  • “Stupid Fear”

    (2014)
    $4,200
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    Acrylic on Fabriano and Wood
    Pro-framed
    10.25" × 19.75"
    26 × 50 cm

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  • “Tengu”

    (2009)
    $3,500
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    Watercolor and goauche on 300gms fabriano (framed)
    19.5" × 10.25"
    50 × 26 cm

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    • Inner Myth Pt. 1
  • “The Nemean Lion”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Pastel and watercolor on Fabriano paper
    Framed
    14.2" × 14.2"
    36 × 36 cm

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  • “The Philanthroper”

    (2015)
    $7,000
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    Acrylic on Fabriano mounted on wood
    Framed
    21.25" × 14.625"
    54 × 37 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “The Two Tempting Heracles”

    (2011)
    $2,000
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    Pencil & Watercolor on Acetate & Heavyweight Paper
    Framed
    8.8" × 9.1"
    22 × 23 cm

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    • YORE
  • “Trask”

    (2015)
    $1,400
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    Acrylic on Acetate and Fabriano mounted on wood
    Framed
    5.75" × 10"
    15 × 25 cm

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    • The Gilded Age
  • “Valkyrie”

    (2014)
    $350
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    Etching on Hahnemuehle Etching Paper
    Edition of 3 - Only 1 available
    4" × 6(etching area)"
    10 × 15 cm

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  • “Wager”

    (2012)
    $3,200
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    Acrylic on board (framed)
    15" × 10.5"
    38 × 27 cm

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    • LAX / HKG