To Benefit New Territory Magazine

This piece is to benefit the mission of New Territory Magazine (bid now until October 21, 2023), a sublime publication that lifts up the lower Midwest. It started with love. In 2016, The New Territory launched as a longform print magazine for Lower Midwesterners who are hungry to understand the Great Plains and Ozarks. Their […]

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Moon of the Water Bearer

Finished on the new moon in Aquarius (1.21.23) the fortuitous timing coincided with a gentle prairie snow, so I set the painting outside to receive the winter moisture, infused with nourishment and beginnings. It has stone texture, embedded grain, rust, and local limestone. My moon paintings are always a seasonal expression of what’s happening on […]

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Flowers, Born of Land and Time

I love the ancient feel of these flowers, born of land and time. They contain the silt of the Smoky Hill river which tells the story of this place as it slowly meanders across plains collecting detritus. The piece is eroded with limestone and has stone texture, rust, sagewort ash, red earth pigment, and paint. […]

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The Sun and the Moon

The sun and the moon remind us that nothing is stagnant, all is in motion. Painted with winter snow, rust, and the ash of hand-gathered prairie plants that carry the energy of a hundred suns and moons. Their energy reminds us of the wonder of a world in motion. […]

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Bones of a Winter Plant

Bones of wild sunflowers define the winter prairie and inspired this study at the time of Saint Bridget’s day, the traditional start of spring in the old world. In the depth of winter, we sense the land is turning a corner. On the Prairie, winter is necessary to scarify the seeds of wild plants, so […]

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One with the Serpentine Depths

This painting points to the the mystery of deep water and serpentine eddies, symbols of creative life force, created with paint, stone texture, grain and rust. Serpents are one of the oldest and widespread mythological symbols, often representing rebirth and the shedding of old ways. […]

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Moon of the Ice Lake

A winter moon born on the shore of Fossil Lake during one of the coldest months on record. I wanted to challenge the painting to see how it would adapt by setting it outside in -1 degree F with snow and ice. To me, in perfectly symbolizes the tenacity and strength of the prairie land […]

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Moon Phases

A piece to honor the moon cycles at St Brigid’s Day –  the half way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox – and the traditional start of a new agricultural year. For centuries, those in-tune to the land have cast their eyes to the changing moon to forecast auspicious days for sowing and […]

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Smoky Hill Sandbar

Nature shows us how to navigate change in the shifting sandbars of a river. Sediment allows waters to shape it into new beings without resistance. This piece is my expression of the Smoky Hill an her sandbars, a slow river that meanders through some of the prettiest parts of the American High Plains. It has […]

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