The human race is constantly removing and altering our world’s resources for personal gain. Whether it be clearing fields to grow crops or genetically enhancing animals to produce more food, we are changing our world. Where do we draw the line? How do we know where to stop?
My artwork has been created using a variety of mediums including acrylic, chalk pastel, and ceramics. Chalk pastel is by far my favorite medium. For me to be able to take such a raw medium and turn it into a realistic image is satisfying. This medium allows me to add layer after layer to create an image so rich that people question whether it is a photograph or a drawing.
Growing up in Nebraska, the outdoors have been a significant part of my life. I have observed friends and family hunt and fish as well as farm and ranch. In my work I am exploring where the line should be drawn between necessity and sport. When do we decide that enough is enough?
I have been immersed in this subject my entire life. I have seen hunting and environmental stewardship at its finest. Creating these pieces has allowed me to view this subject from a new perspective.