My parents are train and bus travellers. Some of my most vivid childhood memories involve things seen from trains. My parents are not ambitious travellers. Often, our destination would be the service town rather than the resort. We’d stay in Barstow, CA and never make it to Las Vegas, NV. These experiences were the foundation for the side-of-the-road aesthetic that defines my work.
This series of drawings is generally autobiographical but peppered with some pure invention. I've borrowed from the color palette of early twentieth century western watercolorists as it suits the subject matter and creates a soft and somewhat subversive appearance.
The drawings have varied themes; travel and lack therof, sex and lack therof, isolation and recreation, working and drinking. Longing and sentimentality are pervasive emotions in my work. I always intend to convey a narrative, nothing specific, just a snippet of where the mundane and the sublime overlap.
Artist Bio / CV
La Pintoresca – Pasadena, California
Show of sculpture – 1993
Four Walls Art Space – San Francisco, California
Show of recent sculpture with John Brotzman – 1997
Four Walls Art Space
“Deep Forest” group exhibition – 1998
Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
“You must be from California” group exhibition – 1998
New Langton Arts – San Francisco, California
“14th Annual Artist’s Auction” – 1999
The Luggage Store – San Francisco, California
“Trails” Show of recent work with Adrianne Colburn – 2000
Wendy Cooper Gallery – Madison, Wisconsin
Show of recent sculpture with Keiler Sensenbrenner – 2002
Vox Populi – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Flipping the Bird” group exhibition – 2003