Level Up

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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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    Level Up

  • The Coke Machine

  • Departure Part II

  • Oh My God It's Full Of Stars

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    Infinite Advertising

  • Paper Airplanes

  • Death To Human

  • The Parking Ticket

  • New Moon

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    Fly Thru

  • Boom

  • Twin Suns

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    Wyeth's World

  • Men's Room

  • They Come

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    Craptimus Prime

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    Really High Highway

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    The Landscape

  • Night Swimming

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  • Courtesy Shuttle

  • Infinite Advertising

  • One Golden Arch

  • Fly Thru

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    The Man Who Fell To Earth

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    The Departure : Part I

  • Moisture Farm

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    The Coke Machine

  • Hot Air Balloon

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    Death To Humans

  • The Path

  • The Departure : Part I

  • Into The Void

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    Robot Rock

  • Wyeth

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    Into The Void

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    Red Eyes

  • Pan Am


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