ART by Stahl

NOWHERE ELSE TO GO

heart breaking 

dawn waking

time wasting

sunsets chasing

love fading
memory making


Me
You

the difference 

between
 

nowhere else to go 

and 

nowhere else
I'd rather be


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas

2023

Size: 40” x 30”

$600
(this piece has a dark border that may look like a frame, it is not framed)


An Apology

for all the pain

and suffering

and violations

and violence

for all the joy

and peace

and calm

and quiet

for all that is needed

and necessary

and deserved

and due

for all that is owed to mothers

and grandmothers

and sisters

and daughters

for all the ways it isn’t

it can’t be

it will never be

it won’t be

enough

of

my

your

his

an

Apology


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas
2023

size - 24" x 48"
$750 (unframed)

Exclusively Available at SH!FT Gallery
4847 Newport Avenue
Ocean Beach, CA

A MOST TOXIC MYTH

sunlight 

cracked and faded

the smell of youth 

gone far away

dreams

how many 

forgotten years 

pass with a twinkling

silver then gold

made of folly

freedom in the 

age of twilight 

an American Dream

is a most toxic myth 


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas

2023

Size: 36” x 36
$750 (unframed)


center of gravity

launched

in strobe light

a million thoughts

hurling through time

a satellite

pushed into orbit

colliding

with the weight

of your memory

sent spinning

topsy turvy

a dizzying blur

taken over

swept under

knocked off my

center of gravity


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas

2023

Size: 40” x 30”

$600 (unframed)


we all depend on someone 

life is complicated

feelings are more

than just bad dreams

they can be explosions

minor hurricanes

heat waves

or winter’s freeze

needing more

to shelter from

longing to connect

a deepening void

not to slip

here hold my hand

let’s pretend

we all need someone

even if only

at the end


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas
2023

size - 24" x 48"  
$750
(this piece has a black border that may look like a frame, it is not framed)

IN ARIZONA

better days

and dreams ahead

everything you meant

you manifested

or so you said

promises were made

quick then sinking

skortched and blistered

from flying to high

breaking like heat

on desert nights

that we shared 

once upon a time

in Arizona


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas

2023

Size: 24” x 24”

$400 (unframed)


and can you blame him?

trapped
in a box
in a box
trying to detox
from the love
and the light
you left behind
half a heart
trapped
suffocating
in full flight
each and every night
and can you blame him
for all he’s done
to be
in your fight

acrylics in glues and paste on canvas
2023

size - 24" x 24"
$400 (unframed)

ANXIOUS & SLEEPLESS

static on tv
waking at 2:13
dawn never breaks
signal lost
station unavailable
are you connected
are you still watching
shutting down
sleep timer set
no
wake

acrylics in glues and paste on canvas
2023

size - 12" x 12"
$75 (unframed)

ROMANTIC GESTURES

Every smile

Every laugh

The way your hand fits in mine

Every walk

Down life’s winding path

Every drink

From your loving cup

Every nibble

On my ear before a kiss

All these romantic gestures

That I miss


acrylics in glues and paste on canvas
2023

size - 36" x 12"
$150 (unframed)



Horrors Freedom

they creak in the night
with a moon less light
a distant scream calling
pushes us forward
to freedom so bright

acrylics in glue on reclaimed wood
2022
size - 18" x 24"
$75 (unframed)

The Morning
(there will be joy)

The darkest nights

The roughest storms

The endless ache

The deepest fears

There may be challenges

There may be chaos

There may be tears

It will all be worth it

In the morning

there will be joy

mixed media on reclaimed canvas
2022
size - 24" x 36"
$100 (unframed)

Sex Life

In the United States today, having a sex life is a revolutionary act.
A Women’s right to make her own health and sex decisions have been stripped.
Transgender and Transsexual existence, Same-Sex intercourse, Interracial marriage are next.
This is a call for a new sexual revolution.
A revolution of sexual rights and protections.
A mandate to protect our right to a fulfilling and joyful life - a Sex Life.

acrylics and glues on plywood
2022
size - 20.5” x 20.5”
$200 (unframed)

United by protest

In solidarity with those who have always marched…
towards freedom,
towards progress,
towards a brighter tomorrow. 


acrylics and glues on plywood
2022

size - 30.5" x 13"
$350 (unframed)

Girls can do
everything
boys can do
and more

In vibe with Ms. Jackson, if ya nasty.
Until there is a guarantee of freedom and independence for everyone who isn’t white and male….
#FUCKTHEFOURTH


acrylics and glues on plywood
2022

size - 48" x 13.5"
$350 (unframed)



New York City
Hot SpotS

the city
shining so bright
burning blue
the light of heat

glues and acrylics on canvas
2022
size - 24" x 20"
$150 (framed)


Towards a Definition

A new understanding taking shape.
Imagining the possibilities of love.
Joining of spirits.
Creating a new reality.
Where you, me, we, become us.
Reborn and moving….
Towards a Definition. 


glues and acrylics on canvas
2022

size - 16" x 20"
$50 (unframed)


Doesn't Mean I'm Done

When does done mean done? You may be gone, but not forgotten. You hide in the cracks of memories. Not quite faded and slipping out of focus. Here today, and another day, and another. Over you, moved on, in the past, long gone, and it still doesn't mean I'm done.


acrylics and glues on canvas
2022

size - 20" x 24"
$75 (unframed)