Dan Makara

In the Garden . . .   51" X 58"   Heavy Acrylic & collage

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 This illustrates APPLE Neon letters as well as a trompe l' oiel apple above it.

Sexy... Not Sexy  . . . 51" X 58"    Acrylic & Collage

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 This illustrates the future inclusion of neon lettering... " Generic."

Bikini Girl . . .  51" X 58"   Poured Acrylic & Collage

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 This illustrates the future inclusion of Neon Lettering... " Dream Girl."

Clean it Up  !  . . .   51" X 58"    Heavy Acrylic & Collage Elements

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Breakfast with Superman 1956 . . .  
Assemblage of vintage Cereal Giveaways   49" X 61"

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Smashed Art  . . .  65" X 47"

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 My 2 Cents.. Painting with Pennies

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 Skappo... ( the Escape ! )

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 Wiped Away... Winter's Dream

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 Dark Passage...Fear & Loathing

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 Eclipse... Neon & Acrylic & Mixed      Media

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 Acrylic with small electric light (upper left )

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    Acrylics with PhotoMontage on Canvas Panels  51" X 58"

        ... an Assemblage of Vintage 1950's Cereal Ads. ...

       
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These pieces combine my abstract environments with purchased advertising clip art, digitally printed on canvas then pasted to my surfaces .  The incongruity of Clip Art images used for cheap advertising circulars clashing with my discordant colors and surfaces is like a Sunday drive on the Interstate...Adventure...Dining...Sex...Road Rage... Fall Foliage !
I'm in the process of installing Neon Letters to the first 3...paper cut-out letters are applied for reference...
​The Link Below is an animation of digitally modulated abstract paintings. 
( individual images are available as Giclee... see link at top of page )

   Smashed Painting ... 65" X 47"

   All others...4ft. Square Acrylic on Canvas

   Plus New Work incorporating Neon & Light.
The basis of my work is the friendly relationship of Creation and Destruction. I do not attempt to fool the eye with painted photographic realism . . .   I ,  "Let the Paint be Paint."
My surfaces are built of hundreds of layers of brushed, scraped, troweled, poured thick and thin paint. 
Layers are built and worked over forming a complex and unique subconscious spatial identity and color achieved by a cycle of creating and destroying... accidentally on purpose.

 Stand... Acrylic on Panel with Neon...51" X 58"

 Crossroad... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58 "

Fire & Ice...Acrylic on Panel with Neon...51" X 58"

 Dancer... Acrylic on Panel with Neon...51" X 58"

 Life Saver...Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Scope... Acrylic on Panel with Neon...51" X 58"

 Reclining Figure... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Red Circle... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Wiggle... Acrylic on Panel with Neon ... 51" X 58"

 Writ ... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 On Second Thought... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Spectrum ... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" 58"

 Squigee ... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Thin Green Light...Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"

 Contained... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 58" X 71"

 Target... Acrylic on Panel with Neon... 51" X 58"
Below are large acrylics on wood panel. The linear elements superimposed over the paintings are Mock-Ups to illustrate Neon Lighting.

These will be executed on demand.