As you age, it is ridiculous how fast birding creeps up on you. You spend your whole life indifferent to birds, and then one day you’re like “damn, is that a yellow throated warbler?” Or at least that’s how it kind of went with me. In this current series I capture intimate portraits of rare and extinct birds of North America, (including, yes, the Yellow-Throated Warbler). I’d like to think that I am contributing to the documented history of what we have lost and may continue to lose; while quietly reminding us the importance of reverence, conservation and commitment.
For nearly 15 years, I farmed vegetables. Of course I needed to create vegetable art! These watercolor/colored pencil works explore the vegetables and anatomy, and how truly connected our bodies are to the food we eat.
During the summer of 2014, Dani and I went paddling nearly every chance we could get, on all sorts of different rivers. These 8 paintings depict maps of put in and take out spots on various rivers, superimposed on the things we saw while we were out there.