Portfolio > Escapism

Expressionistic, colorful painting, 60's Christian cult wedding, communal buildings in back with oceanscape
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over board
20" x 24"
2017
Expressionistic, colorful painting, 60's Christian cult wedding, communal buildings in back with oceanscape
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over board
20" x 24"
2017
Expressionistic, colorful painting, Christian cult on Northern California coast
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over board
20" x 24"
2017
Futuristic looking architectural structures with a solar panel above and dark dots for windows create a composition contained within a frame.
Oil on indigo dyed canvas
8" x 12"
2016
Exploding tie dyed sky over small hippy shack with abstract mark-making
Oil on indigo dyed canvas
8" x 12"
2016
Funky hippy shelter in dense woods and chaotic floating marks hovering in the air.
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over wood panel
15" x 24"
2016
Reclaimed wood and fabric shelters blend into a dense forested environment
Oil on indigo dyed canvas
12" x 17"
2015
Hideout
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas
13" x 19"
2016
multi-colored gestural and abstracted tree form with decorations and lines of energy swirling around composition
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas
13" x 19"
2016
Tree form covered and drooping under multi-colored dyed rags and clothes
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas
13" x 19"
2016
Snowy and cold looking landscape with distant mountains and mysteriously dark structures in foreground.
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over board
48" x 60"
2016
Detail of snowy and cold looking landscape with distant mountains and mysteriously dark structures in foreground.
Oil on indigo dyed canvas over board
48" x 60"
2016
Brightly painted sticks crossing each other, providing hanging system for unstretched oil paintings on indigo dyed canvas, all installed in the back space of a 1991 Ford Bronco
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas, painted sticks, fabric, yarn, cord and suction cups
Dimensions variable
2016
Brightly painted sticks crossing each other, providing hanging system for unstretched oil paintings on indigo dyed canvas, all installed in the back space of a 1991 Ford Bronco
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas, painted sticks, fabric, yarn, cord and suction cups
Dimensions variable
2016
Brightly painted sticks crossing each other, providing hanging system for unstretched oil paintings on indigo dyed canvas, all installed in the back space of a 1991 Ford Bronco
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas, painted sticks, fabric, yarn, cord and suction cups
Dimensions variable
2016
Brightly painted sticks crossing each other, providing hanging system for unstretched oil paintings on indigo dyed canvas, all installed in the back space of a 1991 Ford Bronco
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas, painted sticks, fabric, yarn, cord and suction cups
Dimensions variable
2016
ESCAPISM, Bronco Gallery installation, detail
Oil on unstretched indigo dyed canvas, painted sticks, fabric, yarn, cord and suction cups
Dimensions variable
2016

The term escapism may have a bad rap, but the idea and experience of it is universal as the geographer Yi–Fu Tuan points out. Would we create anything without the ability to assess our circumstances, improve upon and enhance our individual realities? Romantic reveries of distant pasts, remote places, a make-shift cabin in the woods, a child’s fort made from blankets and couch cushions; all may be the escape capsule for imagination, a place to be alone in, or just a way to change our immediate circumstances. Our idealism in creating such places, in believing there’s a better way, makes us who we are. Dreams of a better place, an ideal world, await us.