Selected Current Works

This series of works details the curse of our current over-stimulated culture. The work acts as a visual representation of the struggle to be present while in a constant search for distraction. Here, imagery battles for your attention, as the flat colors comment on levels of clear and present focus.

The representational imagery acts as a conduit for more stimulating spaces the mind would rather be. I describe these spaces by using symbols of common distractions; articles that populate that back of your head: goals, shopping, power, fear, travel, beauty, and human interactions. These themes are exciting and our collective culture put a premium on their obtainment, causing a daydream effect.

We find ourselves perpetually looking to the future or to the past while skipping looking at life in real time. Pondering the idea of living in the present moment, letting a moment to be what it is, and examining how hard that is to do in our current culture. These works chronicle and examine this struggle.

Fight or Flight, Oil, acrylic, spray-paint, & pastel on canvas, 60×48, 2020-2021
Red Race, Oil, acrylic, and oil stick on canvas, 70×84.25, 2021
TV Time, Oil, acrylic, and oil stick on canvas, 57×85, 2021
Eye, oil on canvas, 40×45, 2019
Online Dating, Oil on canvas, 45×40, 2020
Window, Oil on canvas, 24.5×24, 2020
Bored Thinking of Strawberries, Oil, acrylic, and colored pencil on canvas, 27.25×16.75, 2021
Camel for Dinner, Oil on canvas, 30×24, 2020-2021
Wednesday, oil, pastel, and charcoal, 48×48, 2020
Quiet Sunlight, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 21.5×21.5, 2021
Lucky, Oil on canvas, 16.5×29.5, 2020
Fear, Acrylic on canvas, 32×32, 2020
Blue Kiki Loves Fashion, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 23×19, 2021
Ladders, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 39.5×39.75, 2020-2021
Tools, Oil on canvas, 30×30, 2021
Scroll, Acrylic on canvas, 6 works each 18×14, 2021
Uncertain, Oil on canvas, 48x 24, 2019
Sale, Acrylic, oil, on canvas, 36×48, 2020
Big Fish, Acrylic, color pencil, on canvas, 2020
Waves, Acrylic on canvas, 24×18, 2019