* > Scapes

A series of hyperbolic landscapes, focusing on the heightened drama of the landscape genre as a painted and cultural construct. I begin a painting with a mental visualization, a somewhat distinct subject matter. I never produce the painting I set out to make, however, but rather a self-enclosed system in which ideas have been unhinged decision by decision. These decisions are made intuitively, or develop their own rubric as the work evolves. The emerging concerns include: The meeting edges of illusionistic space, expressive painterly markmaking and formal abstraction; cultural and natural remnants attempting communication; visual rhymes through distinct passages of paint whether deadpan, gaudy, tender, science-fictional, or sublime. They seek imagery that suggests potential excess after the redundancy of dye-fed carnations (perhaps), ostentatious or inaudible humor. In the end I hope to come to a coherent image, somewhat iconic, a non-narrative mood-setting, a sense of place.

Signal Detection Theory
Oil on wood panel
Open Heart Circus
Oil on Panel
Bring a horse to water
Oil on wood panel
Prize Painting
Oil on wood panel
Vacationeer
Oil on wood panel
Big Mysteries
Oil on wood panel
Quaker Passage
Oil on wood panel
The Green Falls
Oil on wood panel
The Diamond Setting
Oil on wood panel
Knowledge in Captivity
Oil on wood panel
Folk October Backroads
Oil on wood panel