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Floe painting Paul Flippen element water iceberg abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Floe detail painting Paul Flippen element water iceberg abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
Feather painting Paul Flippen elements air abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Feather detail painting Paul Flippen elements air abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
Forest painting Paul Flippen elements earth tree abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Forest detail painting Paul Flippen elements earth tree abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
Furnace painting Paul Flippen elements fire sun abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Furnace detail painting Paul Flippen elements fire sun abstraction
acrylic and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
The Four Elements - Air
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
The Four Elements - Earth
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
The Four Elements - Fire
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
The Four Elements - Water
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Celestial Navigation
oil and silkscreen on panel
14 x 14 inches
2020
$800
Light Of Day
oil and silkscreen on panel
14 x 14 inches
2020
$800
Torrent
acrylic on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Ball Of Confusion
acrylic, graphite, and table saw on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Sunlight On Waves
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Cascade Of Light
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Flood
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
3 at 12 x 12 inches each
2019
$2000
Flood, part 1
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
12 x 12
2019
Flood, part 2
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
12 x 12
2019
Flood, part 3
acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
12 x 12
2019
Untethered
oil and tempera on panel
6 x 6
2004
$300
Daedalus Lament
oil on panel.
12 x 12 inches
2007
$750
Thicket
acrylic on panel
12 x 12 inches
2020
$750
Beacon painting Paul Flippen fire abstraction match flame
acrylic on panel
12 x 12 inches
2020
$750
Typhoon painting Paul Flippen Abstraction Waves
oil on panel
12 x 12 inches
2020
$750
In The Air painting Paul Flippen abstraction kite altitude
oil and relief print on panel
12 x 12 inches
2020
$750
Willing To Relocate painting Paul Flippen abstraction leaf zip code
oil and relief print on panel.
12 x 12 inches
2006
$750
Heat Wave painting Paul Flippen abstraction fire temperature
oil and relief print on panel
12 x 12 inches
2020
$750
Accumulation painting Paul Flippen precipitation abstraction snow snowflake
oil and relief print on panel.
12 x 12 inches
2007
$750
The Substance Of Clouds painting Paul Flippen abstraction
oil, acrylic, and carving on panel
9 x 9 inches
2020
$500
Redeployed painting Paul Flippen abstraction zip codes landscape floral
oil and relief print on panel
9 x 9 inches
2006
$500
Flammable painting Paul Flippen fire abstraction
oil, acrylic, soldering iron & propane torch on panel
9 x 9 inches
2005
$500
Descend painting Paul Flippen abstraction water waves anchor
oil and silkscreen on panel
9 x 9 inches
2020
$500
Pouring Out The Sun painting Paul Flippen abstraction clouds
oil on panel.
9 x 9 inches
2004
Veneer painting Paul Flippen abstraction landscape woodgrain
oil & acrylic on panel.
9 x 9 inches
2004
Ember painting Paul Flippen fire abstraction
oil, alkyd, acrylic& propane torch on panel
9 x 9 inches
2006
$500
From The Depths painting Paul Flippen water abstraction shell
oil and silkscreen on panel
9 x 9 inches
2020
$500
Misrepresentation painting Paul Flippen abstraction text based air
oil & silkscreen on panel.
9 x 9 inches
2001
Patina As Euphemism painting Paul Flippen landscape abstraction still life apple
oil on panel
9 x 9 inches
2004
$500
An Inarticulate Conflagration painting Paul Flippen matches fire abstraction
oil on panel
9 x 9 inches
2004
$500
In Safe Harbor painting Paul Flippen abstraction water rubber ducky
oil, alkyd, acrylic & silkscreen on panel.
9 x 9 inches
2005
$500
Waterclock Countdown drawing Paul Flippen freshwater mussel climate change endangered
ink, charcoal, acrylic & watercolor on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
Waterclock Countdown drawing Paul Flippen Derwent river sea star climate change endangered
ink, charcoal, acrylic, & watercolor on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
Waterclock Countdown drawing Paul Flippen conch climate change endangered
ink, charcoal, acrylic, & watercolor on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
A Cunning Linguist painting Paul Flippen work on paper abstraction
oil, tempera, acrylic & silkscreen on paper.
11 x 11 inches
2004
Blossom painting Paul Flippen landscape plum blossom abstraction silk screen
ink, watercolor, acrylic, & screen print on paper
11 x 11
2020
$500
Low Ebb painting Paul Flippen work on paper abstraction water
ink, oil, tempera, acrylic & silkscreen on paper.
11 x 11 inches
2004
In The Wind drawing Paul Flippen cloud air abstraction
ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2020
$500
Tree of Life drawing Paul Flippen abstraction landscape zip codes
ink, watercolor, oil & relief print on paper.
11 x 11 inches
2007
Into The Fire drawing Paul Flippen abstraction fire flame
ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2020
$500
Downpour drawing Paul Flippen abstraction water precipitation paper
ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2007
$500
Winter At Home drawing Paul Flippen landscape abstraction tree
ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2020
$500
Spark drawing Paul Flippen fire abstraction matches
ink on glassine, matches, and thread on paper
15 x 15 inches
2006
$500
Ocean Size drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction shell
ink, charcoal, tempera, acrylic & watercolor on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2007
$750
So Many Hints of Hearts drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction shell
ink, charcoal, tempera, acrylic & watercolor on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2007
$750
Too Close to the Sun drawing Paul Flippen air abstraction cloud feather
ink, tempera, acrylic & watercolor on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2007
$750
The Stormy Present drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction rubber ducky
ink on glassine, thread, watercolor & charcoal on paper
11 x 11 inches
2004
$500
Berth drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction rubber ducky
ink on glassine, thread, & charcoal on paper
11 x 11 inches
2020
$500
Deluge drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, acrylic & watercolor on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2007
Deluge drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, & acrylic on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$500
And The Rain drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, & acrylic on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$500
Cyclone drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, & acrylic on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$500
Deluge drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, acrylic, oil, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$500
Melt printmaking Paul Flippen drawing works on paper climate change
silkscreen, acrylic, and thread on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$1500
Melt left printmaking Paul Flippen drawing works on paper climate change
silkscreen, acrylic, and thread on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
Melt center printmaking Paul Flippen drawing works on paper climate change
silkscreen, acrylic, and thread on paper
2019
Melt right printmaking Paul Flippen drawing works on paper climate change
silkscreen, acrylic, and thread on paper
2019
Pharos drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction lighthouse
ink, watercolor, acrylic, & relief print on paper
12 x 12 inches
2019
$550
To The Ends Of The Earth drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, acrylic, & relief print on paper
11 x 11 inches
2019
$500
To The Edge Of The World drawing Paul Flippen water abstraction
ink, watercolor, acrylic, & screen print on paper
9 x 9 inches
2019
$300
Forward drawing Paul Flippen map tallship exploration
ink, silkscreen, and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Tradewinds drawing Paul Flippen map junk exploration
ink, silkscreen, and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Over The Edge drawing Paul Flippen map tallship exploration
ink, silkscreen, and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Explorer drawing Paul Flippen map Viking ship exploration
ink, silkscreen, and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2020
$200
Tallship drawing Paul Flippen map exploration
ink, silkscreen, and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Carta Marina drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Bottle In The Sea drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Guarding The Edge Of The Sea drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Here Be Dragons drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
In The Depths drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Monsters Of The Deep drawing Paul Flippen sea monster map
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Waves 1 painting Paul Flippen works on paper abstraction climate change water ocean
acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Waves 2 painting Paul Flippen works on paper abstraction climate change water ocean
acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Eddy 1 drawing Paul Flippen abstraction water ocean
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Eddy 2 drawing Paul Flippen abstraction water ocean
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Eddy 3 drawing Paul Flippen abstraction water ocean
ink and acrylic on paper
7 x 7 inches
2019
$200
Spectrum painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$5500
Screed As Manifesto painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
That's What More Means painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
An Act Of Theft painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
A Skeptic's Coat painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
An Inert Doubt painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
A Burning Desire painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
An Exercise In Vanity painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches
2020
$850
Spectrum painting Paul Flippen seven deadly sins alchemy
oil and silkscreen on panel
16 x 16 inches each
2020
$5500
Paper Spectrum works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$5000
Having The Peace To Listen works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
To Know The Meaning Of Enough works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
To Give Freely works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
To Competently Ignore works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
The Gears Of Effort works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
The Shelter Of Love works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750
The Freedom Of Truth works on paper Paul Flippen seven cardinal virtues alchemy
acrylic and silkscreen on paper
15 x 15 inches
2020
$750

I am interested in the brilliantly wrong – notions we concoct to explain the world, and our place in it, that are simultaneously clarifying, exacting, thorough, and completely false.

Aristotle identified the four elements of the universe as Earth, Air, Fire and Water – a conception so compelling that alchemists explored the properties and combinations of those elements attempting to reveal mystic truths (and make some cold, hard gold). We now have a periodic table that disproves their mistaken beliefs.

Isaac Newton vividly explored the visible spectrum, forcing indigo into the color wheel to reach the spiritually satisfying number of seven hues. Our color theory - grouping three primaries with three secondaries - achieves a more accurate six. We wouldn’t have gotten there without Newton. Standing on the shoulders of giants, indeed.

There is something poetic and tragic about the energy we expend in pursuit of a relationship to the world that is both rigorous and incorrect - attempting to understand the unknowable and change the insurmountable. These paintings, prints, and drawings represent my own failure to understand the universe. Or to heal it. And yet, we must hope, and try, and hope again - there is beauty in the attempt.