"The Heart Of God Is A Big Scary Thing"
December 6-February 1 2014
John F. Lott Gallery
I am a native of Lubbock currently living in Los Angeles. I paint with artist’s and industrial oil paints on wood panels, working with reclaimed materials whenever possible. I am selftaught, using techniques that were largely developed while painting commercial signs and murals.
Picasso famously said, “Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” These works incorporate not only locally sourced materials; but also familiar settings and textures, juxtaposed with pop and religious symbols to expound on ancient themes of death, burial and rebirth. The landscape itself becomes an icon, pattern and texture repeating over and over behind elements of a bigger story. As a West Texan, I have a deep love for clouds and prairies. As a Christian, I share in a tradition of employing mundane objects in service of divine truth.