work > golden state, land of dreams

It is a place, a story, a stage, a state of mind, a myth, a dream, my California.
My home. My Native State.
I have been riding and driving in cars on her highways, or walking, through her mountains and hills and plains and deserts and along her beaches since as long as I can remember.
In the ocean. (Chattering, obsessed with feeling that power, finding it in myself...the endlessness...)
This land has always felt vast and empty and, at the same time, crowded with people and their spirits...so many stories on the wind, giving me a sense of being possessed by her, and never, ever, quite understanding what we’re all doing here...
There is something aggressive in the grandeur of this place, a certain violence and abandonment in the beauty of uplifted and broken ranges that march jaggedly into the sea, or wide limitless pine forests, or the over-grazed windswept, voluptuous hills that speak of Spanish conquests, a disrupted Eden, ancient legacies entwined...
In the flux of the last decade or wanderings and artventures, I’ve meditated deeply on the dreams of this land, and it's people(s)...they are frenzied, acquisitive dreams, California dreams. Wave after wave of people risking everything for the acquisition of gold, glory, souls, slaves, fame, land, enlightenment....

Coast Ranges Pt 1 The Passage
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
29"x18.5"x1"
2020
$1583
Coast Ranges Pt 2 Portals
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
29"x18.5"x1.25"
2020
$1583
Valencia
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
"18.5x11"x1"
2020
$600
Topanga Canyon
oil, varnish, burning on maple pane
2020
$600
Los Alamos
oil, graphite, burning on maple panel
"18.5x11"x1"
2020
$600
El Camino
oil, acrylic, burning on maple pane
2020
$600
Cone Peak
oil, acrylic, burning on maple pane
2020
$350
Saint Lucia Sunrise
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
2020
$95
Nojoqui
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
2020
$95
Lost Hills
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
2020
$95
Jalama Before/After
oil, acrylic, burning on maple panel
2020
$95