Still Life

"Lumen"

"Lumen", 2011, Acrylics on Hardboard, 4 7/8 x 3 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2011
Acrylic on Hardboard
4 7/8 x 3 in.

art, painting, candle, flame, realism, still life

"Strung"

"Strung", 2010, Watercolor & Drybrush on Paper (Arches 140 lb. Cold Press), 9 3/4 x 8 13/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2010
Watercolor and Drybrush on Paper (Arches 140 lb. Cold Pressed)
9 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.

, art, painting, apple, string, hanging, still life

"Falling"

"Falling", 2005, Acrylics on Canvas, 10 x 8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2005
Acrylic on Canvas
10 x 8 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

art, painting, leaf, fall, autumn, leaves, spider, still life, clouds, sky, seasons, cycle of life, mortality

"A Natural Selection"

"A Natural Selection", 2002, Acrylics on Canvas, 14 x 11 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2002
Acrylic on Canvas
14 x 11 in.
Collection of the Artist

art, painting, apples, insects, dragonfly, ladybugs, bees, branch, sky, clouds, still life, genetics, man’s impact on nature

"A Natural Selection", detail 1, by David Jay Spyker

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"A Natural Selection", detail 2, by David Jay Spyker

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"The Glass House"

"The Glass House", 2001, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in.

, art, painting, moon, still life, sky, night, stars

"Jack o’ Lantern"

"Jack o' Lantern, 2001, Acrylics on Canvas, 25 x 22 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Canvas
25 x 22 in.

art, painting, scary, carved, pumpkins, Halloween, candles, still life, jack-o-lantern

"Suspended"

"Suspended", 2001, Acrylics on Hardboard, 12 x 9 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2001
Acrylic on Hardboard
12 x 9 in.
Collection of the Artist

art, painting, red, apples, hanging, string, tied, dangling, darkness, still life

"The Lost"

"The Lost", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 5 x 3 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
5 x 3 3/4 in.
Private Collection: Chicago, Illinois
, art, painting, bird, skull, still life

"Remnant"

"Remnant", 2000, Acrylics on Hardboard, 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Acrylic on Hardboard
6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Private Collection: Hinsdale, Illinois

, art, painting, feathers, still life

"Stone Lion"

"Stone Lion", 2000, Graphite on Paper, 7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in., by David Jay Spyker

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2000
Graphite on Paper
7 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.

, art, drawing, statue, still life, rock, pedestal

"The Artifact (A Natural History)"

"The Artifact (A Natural History)", 1997, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 9 3/8 x 8 5/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1997
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
9 3/8 x 8 5/16 in.
Private Collection: Holland, Michigan

, art, painting, tree, fall, autumn, leaves, still life, marble, wall, alcove, niche

"Pomegranate"

"Pomegranate", 1997, Acrylics on Panel, 9 x 12 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1997
Acrylic on Panel
9 x 12 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

, art, painting, still life, fruit, pomegranate, seed

Study for the painting “Building Empires

"The Dance"

"The Dance", 1996, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard, 11 1/4 x 5 7/16 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1996
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Hardboard
11 1/4 x 5 7/16 in.
Private Collection: Kalamazoo, Michigan

art, painting, candle, moth, flame, fire, still life, mortality, death, cycle of life

"The Parlor"

"The Parlor", 1996, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Panel, Nylon Monofilament, and Steel Skeleton Key in a Custom Shadow Box, 14 x 10 in. overall, by David Jay Spyker

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1996
Acrylic on Canvas Mounted on Panel, Nylon Monofilament, and Skeleton Steel Key in a Custom Shadow Box
14 x 10 in. overall
Private Collection: Portage, Michigan

award, art, painting, spider, web, hanging, still life, key, mixed media

Award of Merit, 1997, 18th Michigan Artist’s Competition, Art Center of Battle Creek; Battle Creek, Michigan (Juror: Julia Muney Moore, Director of Exhibitions and Artist Services, Indianapolis Art Center)

Center Piece: Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Panel
5 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.

“Will you step into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly;
“’Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.
The way into my parlor is up a winding stair,
And I have many pretty things to show when you are there.”
“O no, no,” said the little fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair can ne’er come down again.”

– from “The Spider and the Fly”, by Mary Howitt

"The Parlor", 1996, Acrylics on Canvas Mounted on Panel (detail), by David Jay Spyker

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"This Barrier That Only I Embrace"

"This Barrier That Only I Embrace", 1996, Acrylics on Panel, 24 x 21 in., by David Jay Spyker

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1996
Acrylic on Panel
24 x 21 in.
Private Collection: Antioch, Tennessee

, art, painting, wall, key, window, door, sea, water, still life

"Stone Head"

"Stone Head", 1995, Graphite on Paper, by David Jay Spyker

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1995
Graphite on Paper
Collection of the Artist

, art, drawing, rock, still life

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