Art Work > Motorcycle Inspired: The Lone Road

Butterfly Kiss
monotype
16x22
Tornado Warning
monotype
17x24
Gentle Rain
monotype
17x24
Gaea
monotype
17x24
Courting Season
monotype
16x22
Boreal Forest
monotype
18x24
It was hard to find a place large enough to get a good shot!
charcoal on paper
80"x100"
2015
Indian motorcycles, Sturgis, SD
hand colored drypoint
7x9"
Riding South Dakota
monotype and lithography
10x12
Riding the Badlands
intaglio and chine colle
4x6
Created on location at the Motorcycle Museum, Sturgis, SD
monotype
17x24
Created on location at the Motorcycle Museum, Sturgis, SD
giclee
17x24

The Lone Road Series:
Travel has always inspired my art and recording my journey informs many of my images.
Each summer I log thousands of hours riding my motorcycle in some of the most beautiful country in the United States; 100’s of those miles with only the sound of rubber on asphalt. I absorb the myriad smells each season brings and take in the visuals with a painter’s eye.

The world goes by with high notes glimpsed in my peripheral vision. A look down might find a beautiful butterfly stuck to the windshield and moments later it's torn away; a lone sun flower its head above a field of wheat; here then gone. Roads dappled with warm sun and cool shadows wind through red rock canyons and chilly mountain passes.
This gallery includes drawings, etchings, paintings, and monotypes. Using realism as well as abstraction to express the colors of weather, glimpsed farmsteads, plowed fields, late snows, bloody road kills, billboards, and lights reflecting off wet pavement.
The Lone Road series is a suite of abstract monotypes and are inspired by long hours in a meditative state as the highway unwinds. Memories and thoughts lead one down the road we each carry in our heads; these images are an amalgamation of life's experiences.