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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    Death To Humans

  • Courtesy Shuttle

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    The Departure : Part I

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    Fly Thru

  • Into The Void

  • The Parking Ticket

  • Night Swimming

  • The Path

  • Wyeth

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    Infinite Advertising

  • Boom

  • Paper Airplanes

  • Men's Room

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    Really High Highway

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    Into The Void

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    The Landscape

  • Infinite Advertising

  • New Moon

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    Level Up

  • One Golden Arch

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    Wyeth's World

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    The Man Who Fell To Earth

  • Hot Air Balloon

  • They Come

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    Robot Rock

  • Oh My God It's Full Of Stars

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    Craptimus Prime

  • The Departure : Part I

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    The Coke Machine

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    Red Eyes

  • Pan Am

  • Twin Suns

  • Departure Part II

  • Fly Thru

  • The Coke Machine

  • Moisture Farm

  • Death To Human


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