Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Behold, the Eggplant 4x6 $50.00

Eggplant have always appealed to me. The color is so lovely and the texture of the surface is so touchable and, well...exotic? Too bad I have never developed a taste for them. I've tried frying them like green tomatoes. - Ok, but I prefer green tomatoes. I've even gone the eggplant Parmigianino route, but anything is tasty with enough cheese piled on it. I think I'll just admire the eggplant for its aesthetic qualities.

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