Paintings and Prints, 2016
Oklahoma Landscapes is a series of representational oil paintings and prints depicting the pastoral beauty of the Oklahoma landscape -- punctuated by horizontal drilling wells, salt disposal wells and other physical evidence of our oil and gas industry. It is a response to the induced seismicity that Oklahoma is experiencing. Oklahoma Landscapes answers and ask questions. It answers: what does this equipment that causing all the fuss look like? And, by being nestled so beautifully amidst the landscape, it asks, why is it so easy to not see these objects in the landscape?