Portfolio > The Modern Dog (2011-Present)

“The animal looks at us and we are naked before it. Thinking perhaps starts here.”
-Jacques Derrida

Is there a point where animal ends and human begins? Western philosophy suggests that the being known as “Animal” is forever positioned on the complete opposite side of the divide; a divide that reassures “Man” as superior. But, is that divide permeable? I would say yes. Nonhuman animals, especially those species that interact with us transcend that divide on a daily basis. Not human yet not animal, these species occupy a new type of existence. They are instead referred to as “Other”.

In my art, I explore the concept of the “Animal Other” as well as my relationship with them. Animals are not just beings of beauty and awe, but rather rich, complex, knowing individuals. As an artist, I feel compelled to reconstruct the human, nonhuman animal relationship as well explore our experiences with those of other species in order to examine the deep symbiotic relationship between all living creatures.

Sold.
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
55" x 50"
2013
Sold.
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
2013
Wait for Me Here
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
65" x 39"
2012
I Have Something to Tell You
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
45" x 35"
2013
I'm Looking Out for Us
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
65" x 30"
2012
My Father's Healer
Watercolor, Colored Pencils, Ink and Gold Leaf on Paper
40" x 30"
2012
The Spiritual Dog
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
45" x 40"
2013
The Spiritual Dog (Detail)
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
2013
NFS.
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
40" x 30"
2013
Dealing With Loss
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
40" x 28"
2013
Shannon
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Paper
2012
Shannon
Watercolor on Paper
9" x 11.5"
2012
Zelda
Colored Pencils, Markers and Pens on Paper
11.5" x 15"
2021
Freya
Colored Pencils, Pens and Gel Pens on Hardboard
11" x 14"
2020
Golden
Colored pencils and pens on masonite
11" x 14"
2020
Jubilations
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Gel Pens on Wood Board
16" x 16"
2020
Zelda in Nature
Colored Pencils on Paper
10" x 11"
2021
Little Bear and the Stars
Colored Pencils on Paper
10" x 11"
2021
Desert Dog
Colored Pencils and Pens on Paper
11"x14"
2021
Let The Sleeping Dog Lie
Watercolor and Pens on Board
10" x 8"
2020
Space Dog
Gouache on masonite
8" x 10"
2020
Arizona Dog
Watercolor, Pen and Markers on Paper
9" x 13.5"
2014
Running Dog
Markers on paper
8.5" x 12"
2015
Feeling Everything
Markers and watercolor on paper
8" x 8"
2015
Dog Days of Summer II
Watercolor and markers on paper
2015
Say Goodbye to the Pain of the Past
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
8" x 10"
2014
Zelda and the Birds
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
10" x 8"
2014
Freya's Pack
Watercolor and Ink on Paper
10" x 8"
2014
Jazz Dog
Watercolor, Colored Pencils and Ink on Panel
16" x 16"
2013