Focus & Distraction

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.These works chronicle and examine this common struggle.

Eye, oil on canvas, 40×45, 2019
Working, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 60×48, 2019
Landscape 2, Acrylic, oil, on canvas, 45×40, 2020
Day Dream 1, Acrylic on canvas, 40×40, 2019
Uncertain, Oil on canvas, 48x 24, 2019
Touch, Acrylic and charcoal on canvas, 48×36, 2019
Still-Life 1, Acrylic, oil, charcoal, on canvas, 40×45, 2019
Sale, Acrylic, oil, on canvas, 36×48, 2020
Big Fish, Acrylic, color pencil, on canvas, 2020
Open Door, Acrylic, color pencil, on canvas, 15×18, 2020
Dots, Acrylic and image transfers on canvas, 24×18, 2019
Waves, Acrylic on canvas, 24×18, 2019
Landscape, Acrylic on wood and canvas, 48×48, 2019
Still-Life 1, Acrylic and image transfers on canvas, 15×18, 2019
Shopping, Oil, acrylic, and photo transfers on canvas, 30×25, 2019
Clouds, Oil & acrylic on canvas & wood, 24.25×24.25, 2019
Higher Ground, Oil on panel, 22×42, 2019
Wake Up, oil on panel, 29×40, 2019