Metal Trees, 2009
This piece is one of my favorites. I painted it while locally we were trying to stop a tire reclamation plant from going in down the road from a couple of our schools. I’m all for being green but the practice that this company was going to use released a huge amount of toxins into the air through the process. Not okay.
I ended up doing a show with this and several other gear-inspired pieces and LOVED hearing what folks felt this piece signified. They had no idea that the artist was hanging out right behind them! I loved every dag different interpretation that this piece seemed to pull from people. That’s what art should do – make you think and think for yourself! I never let on what my intent was for the work – that wasn’t the point really was it?