Craptimus Prime

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oil on canvas

I paint astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs. Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was released in 1968, well before I was born, so I have no firsthand knowledge of how it was received. I don't know if people really believed we'd be living in space in 2001, if we'd have robot butlers and flying cars, geodesic lunar homes, and genetically reconstituted dinosaurs helping or eating us. But from Lost in Space to the Jetsons to Jurassic Park, it seems that popular culture has fostered this space-age perception of the future. Generations raised on these TV shows, movies, comic books, and novels are now grown and living in a future filled with mini vans, Starbucks, iPads, and Hip Hop videos. In many ways, the year 2001 failed to live up to expectations. And yet the world today is peculiar in ways unimagined in 1957, when Sputnik was launched, or in 1968, when 2001 was released, or even in 1994, at the dawn of the internet. The present is in fact a very unusual place, and it's strangest in the ubiquity of things we take for granted. The astronaut in my paintings is simply here to explore the present.



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    Robot Rock

  • The Departure : Part I

  • The Parking Ticket

  • Hot Air Balloon

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    Craptimus Prime

  • One Golden Arch

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    Infinite Advertising

  • The Coke Machine

  • Courtesy Shuttle

  • Pan Am

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    The Man Who Fell To Earth

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    The Departure : Part I

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    Really High Highway

  • New Moon

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    Fly Thru

  • Moisture Farm

  • Infinite Advertising

  • Twin Suns

  • Wyeth

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  • Oh My God It's Full Of Stars

  • Boom

  • The Path

  • Paper Airplanes

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    The Landscape

  • Night Swimming

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    Red Eyes

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    Death To Humans

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    Level Up

  • Men's Room

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    The Coke Machine

  • Departure Part II

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    Into The Void

  • Death To Human

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    Wyeth's World

  • Fly Thru

  • They Come

  • Into The Void


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