Art Work > The Lone Road

Butterfly Kiss
monotype
16x22
2012
Riding South Dakota
monotype and lithography
10x12
2015
Tornado Warning
monotype
17x24
2012
Gaea
monotype
17x24
2012
Courting Season
monotype
16x22
2012
Gentle Rain
monotype
17x24
2012
Game Crossing
monotype
18x24
2012
Boreal Forest
monotype
18x24
2012
Black Ice
monotype
18x24
2013
Indian motorcycles, Sturgis, SD
hand colored drypoint
7x9"
2015
$65
Riding the Badlands
intaglio and chine colle
4x6
2015
$45
Freinds helping me with the announcment photograph
charcoal on paper
80"x100"
2015

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.
These monotypes are an attempt 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 the result of long hours in a meditative state. Memories and thoughts lead one down the road we each carry in our heads; an amalgamation of life's experiences.