Fauna

ABOUT THIS SERIES

Fauna is an exploration of the tiny creatures found in our backyards, and the alien, fleeting beauty they hold. There's a purposeful juxtaposition between the actual size of the subjects and the scale of the works that portrays them.

Works Available for Exhibitions and Shows

TINY BACKYARD ALIENS
I have a friend. Each year he grows thousands of dahlias in his expansive garden. He gave me a beautiful, fresh-cut bouquet once and something possessed me to take up my dinky, little, Canon point-and-shoot camera, and start snapping photos.

Ever since, I can’t seem to resist zooming in as close as I can on things full of color, light, shadow—sweeping or jagged forms and shapes: textures.

It’s not very purposeful. I’m not a photographer; but, there seems to be a pull and importance to capture these things so I can put paint to canvas later.

Over the years of attempting to arrest imperfect and captivating petals, barks, mosses, funguses, I kept finding skittering, fleeting, aliens. They would scuttle and fly in and out of the frame: tiny, beautiful, busy.

Maybe I can halt their scurrying; trap them for a moment before they scamper away—paint their beauty at a size and scale that commands the attention of the giants in their world.

ADDITIONAL WORKS FROM THIS SERIES

These originals are no longer available for exhibitions or shows.