Lariat Painting No. 1 (or Also Makes a Nice Tablecloth), 2016
       
     
   Gay Rodeo By-Laws  , 2010, Sketch for Fractal Video. Collection of Iliana and Mark Seife.
       
     
 "GRBL (Nuts in Your Mouth)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.
       
     
 "GRBL (Two Ladies)", circa 2008. Collection of Throckmorton Fine Art.
       
     
 "GRBL (Coke's still $20 an ounce in my neighborhood.)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.
       
     
 Production design for "GRBL", 2011.
       
     
LukeLLeonard_Richard_Serra.jpg
       
     
 Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.
       
     
 Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.
       
     
 Rough sketch storyboard concept for Tobias Picker's opera "Emmeline", 2013.
       
     
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Lariat Painting No. 1 (or Also Makes a Nice Tablecloth), 2016
       
     
Lariat Painting No. 1 (or Also Makes a Nice Tablecloth), 2016

Lariat Painting No. 1 (or Also Makes a Nice Tablecloth), 2016, water-based paint, drop cloth, horse dung.

"You have to invent your own tools and your own procedures." - Richard Serra

A native Texan, I spent a lot of my childhood entertaining myself on my grandparents' modest five acres where their quarter horses roamed and I inherited their fondness for western style. I did not study painting formally, but I used to say I'd like to be a painter if I wasn't making performances. For the longest time I had an urge to use a lariat as a paintbrush, then finally the opportunity arose to test my idea at a farm in Australia. "Lariat Painting No. 1" is pure experimentation and my initiation into another form for me to 'wrangle'.

   Gay Rodeo By-Laws  , 2010, Sketch for Fractal Video. Collection of Iliana and Mark Seife.
       
     

Gay Rodeo By-Laws, 2010, Sketch for Fractal Video. Collection of Iliana and Mark Seife.

 "GRBL (Nuts in Your Mouth)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.
       
     

"GRBL (Nuts in Your Mouth)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.

 "GRBL (Two Ladies)", circa 2008. Collection of Throckmorton Fine Art.
       
     

"GRBL (Two Ladies)", circa 2008. Collection of Throckmorton Fine Art.

 "GRBL (Coke's still $20 an ounce in my neighborhood.)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.
       
     

"GRBL (Coke's still $20 an ounce in my neighborhood.)", circa 2008. Collection of The Ilardi-Lowy Family.

 Production design for "GRBL", 2011.
       
     

Production design for "GRBL", 2011.

LukeLLeonard_Richard_Serra.jpg
       
     
 Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.
       
     

Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.

 Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.
       
     

Production design for "The Scottish Opera", 2016.

 Rough sketch storyboard concept for Tobias Picker's opera "Emmeline", 2013.
       
     

Rough sketch storyboard concept for Tobias Picker's opera "Emmeline", 2013.

IMG_4134.JPG
       
     
IMG_4136.JPG