Thursday, July 30, 2015

A Triptych!

I painted these together and realized as I did so that they simply went together. Very happy with how these turned out.

"Triptych no.1"  oil on paper  12" x 16" each

Fire Study #20

Boardman Coal Plant Study #6

Log Pile #1

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"A God in the Hearth" now scheduled... twice

My show "A God in the Hearth" has now been officially scheduled. Twice.
The first showing will be at Portland Community College in the Cascade Campus gallery this November and will run through early January. Then the work will be shown at Betty Feves Gallery at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon from February into March of 2016. The first show will be a slightly smaller version than the second due to space limitations, but not too much smaller. I'm excited to experiment with the presentation as well, possibly including some installation work and a few choice quotes on the walls from my written essay on the topic like the one above. New work will be posted here soon.

Monday, July 6, 2015

The World on Fire

"Imagine the World Is On Fire. Because It Is"  oil on canvas  50" x 78"
A central image for my show on fire and fossil fuels. The idea here is to remember that all those lights shining on the dark side of the planet are in fact fueled by fire. Two thirds of the world's electricity is generated by burning fossil fuels. Every gas and coal plant contains massive amounts of flame. There is fire burning inside every car and truck driving down the road. The world is engulfed in flame even if we don't see it.