Bass once did a series using recycled aluminum
cans and wants to try something metaphorical with
reclaimed wooden doors. That would take place
after he finishes a current series of Matisse-style
“Basic drawings in a sketch book. I’m trying to do
something completely different while I’m still work-ing
on the cow thing,” Bass says.
Bass has more than half a dozen collections
ranging from mixed media using a multitude of
materials to simple paintings using only three
“I really don’t like to work within parameters,”
Bass, who lives in Raleigh, grew up just outside
Pinehurst. Art teachers throughout his elementary
and middle school years noticed potential.
“By the time I was in high school people started
asking me to draw them things and make them
stuff,” says Bass.
A trip he took with his high school art class to
Italy over spring break changed his perspective.
“That changed everything for me. I saw this is
what it could be,” he says.
Untitled acrylic on canvas works from the Farm Cow series, top to
bottom: 12 x 16 inches, 30 x 40 inches, 48 x 60 inches.