Portfolio > Paintings

Armour-dillo
acrylic on USA ACG Mill 14.75 oz. denim
20 X 26”
2017
Heel-Toe Jackrabbit Shifter
acrylic on USA Cone Mill 12 oz. denim
18 X 36”
2017
Look But Don't Touch
acrylic on Japan Kuroki Mill 12.20 oz. denim
24 X 30”
2017
Snake Bite / Clamp Down
acrylic on USA Reclaimed Cone Mill denim
24 X 30”
2017
Pretty Bird / Shadow Bird / Pliers
acrylic on USA Cone Mill denim
18 X 32"
2017
Swallowtail Butterfly Knife
acrylic on Japan Collect Mill 12oz. denim
20 X 24”
2017
Til the Wheels Fall Off
oil on canvas
24 x 30"
2017
It's No One's Birthday
oil on canvas
24 x 36"
2017
Jack Burton for President
oil on canvas
24 x 42"
2016
Bloody Mary Meal
oil on canvas
18 x 30"
2016
Pentagram Hair
oil on canvas
30" x 30"
2016
BOSS.
oil on canvas
18 x 24"
2015
Take It Off
oil on canvas
18 x 24"
2015
Only Game in Town
oil on canvas
30 x 30"
2015
The Grandest Wagoneer
oil on canvas
36 x 42"
2014
Castle Greyskull Family Portrait
oil on canvas
18 x 24"
2015
Tarzan Attacks
oil on canvas
18" x 24"
2013
When the Victress Strikes
acrylic on canvas
26 x 68" (diptych)
2010
Jim, Rocky Road
oil on wood
1 x 3'
2009
Danielle, Rainbow Sherbet
oil on wood
1.5 x 3'
2009
Brett, Pumpkin Pie
oil on wood
1.5 x 3'
2009
Erin, Birthday Cake
oil on wood
1.5 x 3.5'
2008
Charlie, Coffee
oil on wood
1 x 3'
2008
Alicia, Chocolate Chip Espresso
oil on wood
1 x 3'
2008
The Dirtiest Place
oil on canvas
18 x 24"
2006
Milking the Cow
oil on paper
24 x 24"
2005
A Balancing Act
oil on canvas
24 x 30"
2005
Mean 'ol Dog
oil on canvas
8 x 10" each
2005
Detail, Mean 'ol Dog
oil on canvas
8 x 10"
2005

SUPPLY & DENIM -- Animals are equipped with distinct features designed to help them survive the wilderness--feathers, exoskeletons, beaks, water retention. We use tools instead. I have no armour, but wear a helmet. I don't bear hind legs that propel me 10 feet into the air, yet I straddle a machine horse with no legs. We adapt. In designing instruments to compliment our nearly powerless form, we flourish. Animals are pure in design, but live fast and short. We are more complex, but have gained valuable lessons through watching the desert species develop. The beauty that exists in the resemblances of these natural and artificial worlds are married here.


BAD ASSPIRATIONS -- The 1970s produced a wide range of car styles, sometimes boxy in design, conveying a casual nod to utilitarians in an era of cool before minivans and SUVs. The Bronco, El Camino, and Grand Wagoner, for example, have all oozed their Americana on history. Their forms, along with motorcycles and tools, are represented in my work to recollect a modest toughness, a kind of bad ass. Pairing machines with subjects of femininity, or substituting righteous beliefs with mockery, are approaches I've taken to debunk what it means to be "cool". Impulsivity, and it's effects, play an important role as it reflects activities we do that feel good but aren't necessarily good for us. I like to think of this notion as bad aspirations. The double entendre alludes to a lack of ambition, while simultaneously telling a story of instant gratification and glory. It suggests a deficit of integrity and no fortitude for enduring goals. It's an ironic rebellion in a pop culture obsessed world. Twisted wit is now mainstream and everyone is satirical. It's unprofound and comforting at once. It's a culture of cool where everyone is a member.