Clay Paintings

The Dance of Death (after Hans Holbein), 2021, oil on linen, 60 x 22 inches
Funeral Bouquet, 2020, oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Sunset One, summer 2019, Oil on Linen, 47 x 31.25 inches
Sunset Two, summer-fall 2019, oil on linen, 47 x 31.25 inches

Sunset One and Sunset Two were made for my show with Sarah Hummel Jones at Generator Space in Omaha. They formally relate together as a way for me to show the dark irony that the left-over carbon from one extinction is being released into the earth’s atmosphere to create a new mass extinction. When I first went to college, I was in Environmental Studies which focused on the philosophical and political aspects of environmental change; what I learned during those years still has a great influence over me.

Chirp, Chirp, fall 2019, oil on linen, 32 x 36.75 inches

Chirp, Chirp depicts a bird’s shadow cast against a wall. That casted shadow alludes to the bird being inside of a display case and not in the wild, a future that seems inevitable for many bird species that are barely hanging on as humans industrialize and expand into the last bit of their natural habitat.

Hoot, Hoot, fall 2019, oil on linen, 31 x 36.76 inches
Red Meat, spring 2019, oil on linen, 46 x 30.5 inches
Winner Takes All, winter 2019, oil on canvas, 66.6 x 75.5 inches
Shrinking Liberty,
spring 2019, oil on linen,
7.5 x 11 inches

Under the Banner of Heaven, fall 2018, oil on linen, 36 x 48 inches
Naughty Scotty, fall 2018, oil on canvas, 66.6 x 75.5 inches
In Bad Faith, summer 2018, oil on canvas, 66.6 x 75.5 inches

Under the Banner of Heaven, Naughty Scotty, and In Bad Faith were made for my exhibition, Bad Faith in High Places at Turbine Flats in Lincoln, NE. To read more about that exhibition click on the link above.

Based on a Childish View of the World, spring 2018, oil on canvas, 69 x 51 inches

To read more about Based on a Childish View of the World click here.

Funny Money, winter 2018, oil on canvas, 72 x 31 inches
Spare Change, winter 2018, oil on canvas,
19 x 19 inches
Trickle Down, My Ass, winter 2018, oil on canvas, 26 ¾ x 11 ½ inches
This Painting May be Used as a Sign of Material Wealth, fall 2017, oil on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
Six Words Repeated Makes Twelve Words, summer 2017, oil on canvas, 82 x 48 inches
Peace Out, fall 2017, oil and raised gesso on raw canvas, 25 x 28 inches
A Toast to World Peace, 2018, oil on canvas, 54 x 60 inches
Limp Noodles: Blue, Red, Yellow, fall 2017, oil on multiple canvases, combined: 72 x 31 inches
Green and Blue Clay on Brown Paper, winter 2017,
oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches
Blue Clay on Pink Background, fall 2016, 36 x 48 inches
Horse Rider, spring 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 36 inches
Happy Accident, winter 2017, oil on canvas, 24 x 19 inches
Good Vibrations, fall 2016, oil on canvas, 18 x 26 inches