Sculpture | New Mexico

A family road trip “out west” in a yellow Winnebago as a ten year old boy changed the trajectory of my life. At that moment I was destined to become part of the landscape, people, and romantic dreams of far-off places. I also first learned about the art of the west, especially the pioneering artists of Taos and Santa Fe.

Over the past two years I’ve completed a series of bronze sculptures which revisit classic southwestern imagery. The Goose Hunter was directly inspired by E.I. Couse’s 1911 painting The White Goose. In this narrative piece I attempted to translate the mood of the original painting, and the combination of subject and background, into an entirely different medium.

The portraits titled Grandma and Taos Man were based on photographs by Edward Sherriff Curtis. Although foreign and removed as subject matter, working with these images reconnected me to people in my own life and experiences in my past.