Motorcycle Inspired: The Lone Road
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.