Welcome to my 2021 Collection. This year I elected to broaden my scope of interests in order to learn more about who I am as both and artist and person. I was able to wax nostalgic with Superkicks. I became hyper-observant with Biota. I was self-reflective with Birds. I pushed scale and design with Owls 2.0. I was expressive with Frog 2.0. And towards the end of the year, sprinted into the future via my new animated paintings and NFTs. It has been a huge year for my development and my practice. Please join me in enjoying the outcome.
Animating my paintings and being able to share them was a dream of mine that had been on the back burner since 2003, when I made the original gif for Eternal Counting. This fall I studied the blockchain and NFTs and learned there was a viable way to sell these animations to collectors now. In addition to my first three animated works below, which were all made into NFTs, I have many new works slated for gallery shows and online curated exhibits next year. This is the latest and greatest extension of my work so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
This new work uncovers a secret world in the minds and souls of my birds. Subtlety was set aside for blatantly placed clues of contemporary human events related to wins and loses, struggles and successes.
This series is all about the heroes, villains, and jesters that dominate our attention these days.
Despite it being very early for me to share a new development in my work, I loved the results pf these plants so much, I just had to share...
This nostalgic series aims to reframe historic moments in sports and pop culture where the performer's elevated their sponsor's brand to a new level of cultural relevance. Beyond the shoes, these paintings leave the historic stage nearly devoid of detail for us to refill in with our own memories of the moments and performers.
Each of these paintings have stories related to why they impacted myself and others as athletes, artists, and fans. For instance, it was seeing Joan Benoit Samuelson win the first Women's Olympic Marathon in LA in 1984 that motivated me to learn more about the sport and in turn launch a 35 year running career myself. The story behind her performance is one of lore for you to learn about at your leisure. I'll be sharing a painting dedicated to the moment she entered the stadium on her way to making history.