You seem to be curious to see my artwork. It’s here in this post about our group art show An Aesthetic Taxonomy, and you can view my rarely-updated personal website here.
The painting above is my BFA senior thesis work, an 8’x13.5’ acrylic on panel landscape titled 20 Miles East of Faith. My family homesteaded some ranch/farmland literally 20 miles east of the town of Faith, South Dakota around 1913, and over the generations have more or less moved away from that lifestyle. The work is supposed to evoke the ever-present notion that nature domineers over man. Here is the description from the website:
- As an artist, I aim to describe the interactions we have with our environment, to explore these often quiet but powerful experiences that have a profound impact on our lives. Having grown up in South Dakota, I was deeply influenced by the geography of the landscape around my family’s ranch land near Faith, a town in the western central part of the state. A place that once seemed so desolate and oppressive to me gave birth to feelings of awe and possessiveness about the land, accompanied by the frantic desire to preserve an unconquerable landscape in its state of harsh inhabitation. This struggle between emotion unsettlement and the simultaneous tumultuousness of nature has become the focus of this body of work.