a local rock band, the very foundation, asked me to do a
painting or two for their cd packaging. the 6 paintings are what
i did in hopes they would like one of them. they used three or
four of them in their packaging as you can see below

statement for the show about these pieces:

These paintings touch on various degrees of futility and sadness, but for me also contain an element of optimism and hope in the form of anger.  It seems like moments of great anger are often followed by some form of grace, solitude, and reflection, and these paintings attempt to carry that sort of weight.  As though something violent happened, and this is what was left behind.  And so we can now literally focus on the solitude.