D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator
The works in this series attempt to reveal, at least in part, the sources, signs and suppositions of human behavior. The paths we take, the lives we lead and the decisions we make are born of many foundations both learned and innate. We see the tenets and intricacies of morality presented through familial teaching, the hard and fast laws of the land and the traditions of our various religions, yet in the end, we must decide for ourselves what is right and wrong for us.

The wild card is the collective unconscious. This is the entity that Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell talk about as being the source of shared myths and symbols. I like to think I have two basic opportunities to make decisions in my life. One is within a social platform and the other is in the studio.

Publically, there lies a set of norms and ethics that guides my behavior. Privately, in my studio, I prefer to delve into my unconscious with the hopes of finding a connection to an endless stream of ideas, dreams, emotions and realizations that knows no boundary of time. This is my personal freedom.
 
Note: The CIA letter in this series was created to suggest a connection between the Collective Unconscious and MKUltra, or what is sometimes called the CIA’s mind control program. My thinking here, is that our innate ability to connect unconsciously with others from the past, present and future was and is both a threat and a curiosity for the powers that be from big business and to all governments, especially ours.
 
Additionally, I consider the painted wood frames to be a part of the work. They are designed and made by me, and they are primarily comprised of recycled materials. In using recycled materials and by building the frames myself I am connecting myself to my father and grandfather in two distinct and important ways. First, both were carpenters by trade. Second, my first job, when I was around 12-15 years old, was as a carpenter’s helper working alongside my grandfather and father. My grandfather had a pretty tough life, especially during the depression, so he had a particularly strong understanding of the reuse or repurposing of materials. A good portion of the time I worked for him I would go through the wood from any and all demolitions. I was assigned to pull out and straighten all the nails from a daunting woodpile, banging the bent nails with a hammer against a rock to straighten them so they could be reused. After that, I proceeded to cut off with a handsaw all the decayed wood from the studs and floorboards so the ‘good’ or remaining wood could be stored for later use. Whenever I pass by a dumpster at a workshop I always pick out the ‘good’ wood for reuse and I always think of my grandfather, Dominick Lombardi.

 

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #12
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #11
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, wood wall panelling, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #10
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, wood wall panelling, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #9
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #8
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #7
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) digital collage
CIA Archives, June 3, 1975, Letter from Dr. Herbert J. Fenster
2017
digital collage
11" x 8 1/2"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #6
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #5
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, wallpaper paste, wallpaper, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, salvaged wainscot panelling, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #4
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, salvaged wainscot panelling, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #3
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged sheetrock, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged plywood, salvaed hinges and pull, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #2
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, nails, salvaged plywood, salvaed hinges and pull, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Collective Unconscious #1
2017
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, ink on paper, vintage magazine page, Plexiglas, screws, salvaged sheetrock, latex primer, plaster, joint compound, latex paint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) oil on previously painted canvas board (c. 1964), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Francis of Paola
2016-17
oil on previously painted canvas board (c. 1964), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
17" x 21"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic paint, acrylic medium, gesso, paper mâché, found objects, salvaged wood, screws
Saint Lucy (Santa Lucia)
2016
acrylic paint, acrylic medium, gesso, paper mâché, found objects, salvaged wood, screws
29" x 25" x 8"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic, wood, end nuts, bolts, vintage 1960 game board, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Jospeh of Cupertino
2016
acrylic, wood, end nuts, bolts, vintage 1960 game board, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
22 1/4" x 19 3/8"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
I Saw Saint Lucy Yi Zhenmei's Face on a Piece of Wood in Brooklyn
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 12 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and acrylic medium on found needlepoint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Moses the Black
2015-17
acrylic and acrylic medium on found needlepoint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 1/2" x 20"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) oil on previously painted canvas board (c.1966), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Kizito
2016
oil on previously painted canvas board (c.1966), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
23" x 19"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
The Temptation of Saint Anthony
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
19 1/2" x 26"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and acrylic medium on found needlepoint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Gertrude of Nivelles
2015
acrylic and acrylic medium on found needlepoint, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) oil on previously painted canvas on board (c 1966), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Kateri
2015
oil on previously painted canvas on board (c 1966), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
21" x 27"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) oil on vintage Paint By Number (c 1962), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Rocco
2015
oil on vintage Paint By Number (c 1962), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
18" x 22"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) oil on vintage Paint By Number (c 1962), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Saint Peter the Martyr and Saint Christina the Astonishing Down By the Old Mill Stream
2015
oil on vintage Paint By Number (c 1962), artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
19" x 23"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #12 (Weihnachten mit den Wiener Schnitzel und...)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #11 (Lester Lanin Goes to College)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #10 (Jackie Gleason)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #9 (Michelle Shocked-Shocked like a Wolverton who is kinda like a Picasso)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #8 (Montovani)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #7 (Richard Pryor-No. 1)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #6 (Pat Benatar-Pierogi)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #5 (Bob Wills-T-Bone)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #4 (David Bowie-Heroes)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #3 (Isaac Hayes-Tough Guy)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #2 (Rush-Mount Rushmore)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Sinners #1 (Barry Manilow/Clyde Barrow)
2016
acrylic medium, acrylic paint, album cover, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
15 3/4" x 15 3/4"

D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
Judas Iscariot
2015
acrylic and oil on canvas, artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
D. Dominick Lombardi - Fine Artist - Writer - Curator Saints, Sinners and the Collective Unconscious (2014-2017) (images) acrylic and oil on canvas, , artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
The Conjurer (after Hieronymus Bosch and/or workshop, The Conjurer. circa 1502-1520)
2014
acrylic and oil on canvas, , artist's frame, salvaged wood, nails, screws, plaster, joint compound, latex primer, latex paint
32" x 37 3/4"
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