'Finding America' began with a road trip from Georgia to California and back that lasted roughly a month and a half.  The images were landscapes from around the country, which appeared in the background of a large wall installation.  The landscapes were reductive woodcuts and the cityscapes were reductive lithographs produced from photographs taken on the trip. I wanted the piece to reference the history of western expansion in America and provide the viewer with the naïve perspective of someone seeking fortune and adventure in the unknown wilds of the American West.  The piece was subtly tinged with irony because of the predominantly American audiences’ common knowledge of what actually happened and potentially by their own interest in making the same voyage.

FINDING AMERICA

OIL

BUILDINGS AS WEAPONS

FINDING AMERICA

POWER

REFLECTIONS FROM THE CRADLE OF DEMOCRACY

WAR TO END ALL WARS