The Story

Traveler, 2013, acrylic and ink on paper, 40" x 60"

My Burden (The Scar), 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 30” x 23”

Encampment, 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”

Witness,  2012, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”

Witness, 2012, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”

Border, 2011, oil on canvas, 48” x 54”

Summer Thaw, 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 40" x 60"

Yellow Flowers, 2012, acrylic and ink on paper, 40" x 60"

The figures in The Story represents particular archetypes: pilgrims, messengers, deserters, and explorers step out of linear history and into an epic time of myth and stories. The scenes that unfold primarily picture the land around Minnesota’s Fort Snelling (Bdote) as an aftermath landscape of war and internment. For this work I also traveled to France and Belgium to research the almost century-old battlefields of the First World War. Having walked across that scarred land, I want to make visible an elusive residue, the traces of histories that still, mysteriously, affect us in the present. 

Melt, 2012, oil on canvas, 54” x 48”

Prayer To A Son, 2012, ink on paper, 24”x 24”

The Edge, 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”

Twins, 2011, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”

The Messenger, 2012, oil on canvas, 36” x 48”

The Deserter, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 19” x 23”

Two Realms (White Mare), 2012, acrylic and ink on paper, 26" x 40”

The Watchtower, 2012, acrylic and ink on paper, 23" x 30”