Representations of animals in cityscapes impress the incongruity of wild creatures within contained ‘civilized’ environments. The animals replace humans prompting the viewer to relate to both space and creature differently. Questions pertaining to over-industrialization, habitat loss, and land development--all of which can drive animals into cities--are inherent in these images. The pieces ask the viewer to rethink the balance of the natural vs the developed.
The wolf is a recurring character in my work because its secrecy makes it an intriguing but elusive creature. It possesses a wild and ravenous nature that challenges order and tranquility. As such, it is a perfect intruder on the state of affairs humans have come to set up.
Appearance of Stability [SOLD], Oil on Masonite, 16"x20"
Circling In $300, Oil on Masonite, 12"x16"
Unperturbed [SOLD], Oil on Masonite, 20"x16"
Ghost of the Unwild [SOLD], Oil on Masonite, 16"x20"
Wolves in the Subway $1200, Oil on Masonite, 30"x36"
Behemoth $600, Oil on Masonite, 16"x20"
Rhinocerus in the Hallway [SOLD], Oil on Masonite, 16"x20"
Crash in the Street $350, Oil on Masonite, 12"x16"