Scenic Route

We are living in such challenging times. Our mobility is restricted.  Our opportunities for connection with others, compromised. Our ability to travel safely, limited.  We’ve had to hunker down several times since the beginning of the pandemic and are facing future surges.

All of that has led me to think about the role of art, and the experience of art-making.  Art won’t necessarily make up for the many losses we have either suffered ourselves, or the need to bear witness to the suffering of others.

But art can be an escape of sorts.  A visual passage to another place, to something better, something engaging, and perhaps scenic.  If art can be a journey, then I’d choose to take the scenic route.  I invite you to take that journey with me….

“Scenic Route”
Triptych

“Long Drive with Views”
2021.  30”x10”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found papers on cradled wood panel

“Riding Shotgun”
2021.  30”x10”
mixed media: acrylic paint, and assorted found papers on cradled wood panel

“Mountain Roads”
2021.  30”x10”
mixed media: acrylic paint and assorted found papers on cradled wood panel

“Private Notes”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found papers, found antique photographs and cradled wood panel

“Catching Up With the Gals”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found lithographs, found paper, found photograph and oil paint on cradled wood panel photographs and cradled wood panel

“Games By the Pond”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found lithograph, found papers, antique found photo and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Hats Off”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found recipe, found papers, found antique photograph, found image and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Helmsman With Cows”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found antique photographs, found lithograph and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Reunion”
2021.  24”x6”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found antique photos and lithograph, assorted found papers and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“The Usefulness of a Clean White Shirt”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, pencil and colored pencil on paper, ink on paper, found papers and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“And Bingo Was His Name”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, pencil and colored pencil on paper, ink on paper, found envelope with address from Venezuela, found antique Bingo set, assorted found papers and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Opus 44”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, pencil and colored pencil on paper, assorted found papers, found images and fragment of sheet music, green stamps and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Palladian Ideal”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, pencil and colored pencil on paper, ink on paper, found paper and oil paint on cradled wood panels

“Monkey See, Monkey Do”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, pencil and colored pencil on fragments of found map, assorted found papers, children’s colored dowel pieces and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Low Hanging Fruit”
2021.  11.5”x11.5” (framed)
mixed media: acrylic paint, found papers, pencil and paint on fragments of found map, found images, children’s colored dowel pieces and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“Bucking Bronco in the Badlands”
2021.  8”x8”
mixed media: acrylic paint, assorted found papers and images, ink on paper, fragment of court document and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“House, Hand, Horse”
2021.  12”x12”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found images including antique photograph, pencil and colored pencil on paper and oil paint on cradled wood panel

“The Perils of Parenthood”
2021.  12”x12”
mixed media: acrylic paint, found photograph, images and papers, remnant of found postcard, pencil and colored pencil on paper and oil paint on cradled wood panel


Galleries:
Scenic Route | Lost and Found | Pseudoscience, Birds and Lessons on How to Disappear | Conversation Left | Bad Grammar | Assorted Mixed Media | Boxes | Archive