Re-Manifesting Destiny

The paintings in this series are based on the iconic visual language of the American Sublime landscape painters who traveled to the western United States and abroad. The imagery that I create addresses the role these artists played in the expansionism of Manifest Destiny by using their sublime visual structure to paint the artifacts of what their work helped bring about: the boom of industry, development and growth, and all its subsequent issues that we continue to see today.

Split Estates, 2016
oil on linen
32″ x 48″
Encroachment, 2016
oil on linen
64″ x 42″
On the Edge of the Sublime, 2015
oil on linen
36″ x 48″

 

Returning from the Long Walk, 2014
oil on linen
44″ x 70″
The View Down Canyon, 2013
oil on canvas
36″ x 60″

 

Looking For Moran, 2012
oil on linen
48″ x 96″
The Chasm of Bingham, 2012
oil on linen
48″ x 90
Westward, 2012
oil on canvas
20″ x 42″
Hoover-Gates, 2011
oil on canvas
42″ x 30″
In the Wake of the Union Pacific, 2010
oil on Canvas
42″ x 84″

 

Military Encampment, 2010
Oil on canvas
20″ x 42″