Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

Pieces of Me

Throughout my career I have always used the image of a dog as a way to tell story. Sometimes it is my story, sometimes an observation. Pieces of Me is an insight into the fragmented world I live in. One moment I am an artist, the next a writer or actor, a husband, a Native American, a photographer, the guy who plays with the goats, a face in the crowd. The balance is placing the fragments just so and having them create a seamless image. Being whole.

Living in Two Worlds

Living in Two Worlds

Living in Two Worlds

When I was a child I would watch my father smoke a Camel Non-Filter standing at the front door and waiting for the morning paper delivery. I would get up at sunrise to have breakfast with him before he left for work. We drank our Folgers coffee black. He would read the paper and I would draw. What I would give to have just one more morning with him like that...

Portrait of a Shapeshifter

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ShapeShifting refers to a change from human form to animal form and vice versa or a change in appearance from one person to another or an animal transforming into another animal. Almost every culture around the world has some type of shapeshifting story: a frog turning into a prince by means of a kiss, a hand carved wooden doll turning into a real little boy with a nose issue, werewolves, vampires, and so on. Almost every commonly found animal (and some not-so-common ones) probably have a shapeshifting story attached to them. Usually, the animal involved in the transformation is most likely indigenous to or prevalent in the area from which the story derives. In addition, it is worthy to note that while the popular idea of a shapeshifter is of a human being who turns into something else, there are numerous stories about animals that can transform themselves as well. Many stories in the Native American culture pertain to the art and ceremony of changing form. Portrait of a ShapeShifter is inspired from these stories.