Travel has always inspired my art and recording my journey informs the series entitled The Lone Road.
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 the result of long hours in a meditative state. The images 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.
I also create drawings based upon my photographs taken along the road. I usually complete these in the studio during those long winter nights when my motorcycle is sleeping in my garage.