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This series is a collection of my observations and subsequent responses to specific topical issues that have quickened my pulse in recent years. The theme and approach that I used here are based upon the realization that humor and fear are bedfellows. I view the titles of my work more as captions and these phrases often serve as the foundation to my creative process.
Each of the works from this series involves the death, impending death or implied death of a bird (literally or metaphorically) within the composition. Subject matter includes: oil spills, luck, being desensitized to violence through exposure to video games, reinterpreting the 2nd Amendment, mountaintop removal, the housing crisis, NASA’s closing of the shuttle program and Neil Armstrong’s passing...
The work was displayed at Swanson Contemporary Gallery in Louisville, KY between September and October 2012 and designed specifically to lead up to the Presidential Election.