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.



  • Wyeth

  • Boom

  • Men's Room

  • They Come

  • Infinite Advertising

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    Red Eyes

  • Moisture Farm

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  • The Coke Machine

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    The Departure : Part I

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    Death To Humans

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    Infinite Advertising

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    Fly Thru

  • Twin Suns

  • Paper Airplanes

  • Fly Thru

  • One Golden Arch

  • Courtesy Shuttle

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    The Coke Machine

  • The Departure : Part I

  • Hot Air Balloon

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    The Landscape

  • Craptimus Prime

  • Pan Am

  • The Path

  • Into The Void

  • Death To Human

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    Level Up

  • New Moon

  • The Parking Ticket

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    Wyeth's World

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    Really High Highway

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    Into The Void

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    The Man Who Fell To Earth

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    Robot Rock

  • Departure Part II

  • Oh My God It's Full Of Stars

  • Night Swimming


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