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Sonny Lipps

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Draining the Swamp, 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 40" © yes
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The Sky is Falling (The Hand of Trump), 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 40" © Sonny Lipps
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Genitalia Looming Large (The Hand of God), 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 40" © Sonny Lipps
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Fertility, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 30" © Sonny Lipps
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From the Deck, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Sonny Lipps
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Watering, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Sonny Lipps
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Citrus Invader , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Sonny Lipps
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Manzanita , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Delphinium , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Kalanchoe Orgyalis , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Sweet Alyssum, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Buckwheat, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Thunbergia , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 12" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Rock Garden, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 24" © Sonny Lipps
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Graptoveria on Garden Wall, 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 18" © Sonny Lipps
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June Revival, diptych, 2015 Lacquer On Raised Birch Panels 16" X 16" Each © Sonny Lipps
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Drought: Los Angeles, sextet, 2015 Lacquer On Raised Birch Panels 12" X 12" Each © Sonny Lipps
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Embryonic Parchment , 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 14" © Sonny Lipps
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Succulent , 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 14" © Sonny Lipps
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Pearl, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 30" © Sonny Lipps
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Aster, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 40" X 30" © Sonny Lipps
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Blue Glass Papaya, diptych, 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 18" X 14" Each © Sonny Lipps
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Arabesque , 2014 Acrylic On Canvas 30" X 24" © Sonny Lipps
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Intercourse, diptych, 1998 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 20" Each © Sonny Lipps
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Conception , 1999 Acrylic On Panel 38" X 36" © Sonny Lipps
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Birth , 1996 Acrylic On Canvas 48" X 32" © Sonny Lipps
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Alien Angler , 1998 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 36" © Sonny Lipps
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Bird and Fish, diptych, 2001 Lacquer, Gold Dust, Utc, And Oil On Knotty Pine Boards 48" X 11" Each © Sonny Lipps
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Handicapped Zygote , 2001 Acrylic On Panel 30" X 32" © Sonny Lipps
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Control , 1995 Acrylic On Canvas 24" X 12" © Sonny Lipps
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Summer in the City , 2002 Acrylic On Panel 33" X 32" © Sonny Lipps
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Walking in Woods , 1995 Acrylic On Canvas Board 24" X 18" © Sonny Lipps
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pasadena, CA
Birth year
1963
Lives in
Los Angeles, CA
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
California State University Northridge (CSUN)
Representing galleries
none currently
Laws of Nature

     My work is composed of earthy abstractions that take our natural world and turn it into something intricate and expansive. I reveal the magnified complexity of biological, physical, and social processes through bold and vivid use of color. Free flowing shapes echo the wild and complex patterns of nature, revealing a comparison between the micro and the macro, primal and contemporary, the scientific and spiritual.

    I pay attention to the world around me and think and look in the abstract. My work is a statement about the beauty, wonder, nuances and order of nature while also about connecting to the primal/subconscious thread present in all humans. It is contemplation on the meaning of life, of nature and earth and our primal connection.

    With a background in earth science, deep wonder of the miracles of life, love of house and garden, and strong interest in socio-political events; I describe my work as punctuated with themes of nature, reproductive sexuality, science-fiction, architecture, and human intrigue all conjoined in the process of natural design.