Monday, October 6, 2014

Engine Studies


These are the first two pieces in a projected series of engine paintings that will act as a counterpoint to the small fire paintings. It is in engines that we trap the fire of ancient forests, like a genie in a bottle compelled to convey us from place to place at our whim. All that carbon is in turn spewed into the atmosphere, slowly changing it, making it warmer and less predictable and, as it turns out, making many of today's forests more vulnerable to fire.

engine study #2  oil on paper  12" x 16"

engine study #1  oil on paper  12" x 16"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

"Burn" in storage

The show at Attic Gallery is over. The centerpiece, called "Burn" is now at it's anonymous storage facility, a modest mid century ranch house somewhere in the west.