"Meanwhile in the Den", oil on canvas, 30" x 35", 2013
"Meanwhile in the Den", oil on canvas, 30" x 35", 2013
"Shadow Maker", oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
"Shadow Maker", oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
"Interior Fantasies" oil on canvas 36” x 36” 2013
"Interior Fantasies" oil on canvas 36” x 36” 2013
"Outside In", oil on canvas,  47” x 47”,  2012
"Outside In", oil on canvas, 47” x 47”, 2012
"The Visitor", oil on canvas 47” x 47”  2012
"The Visitor", oil on canvas 47” x 47” 2012
"Desert Life", oil on canvas,  47” x 47”,  2012
"Desert Life", oil on canvas, 47” x 47”, 2012
"Coyote with Hotdog", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Coyote with Hotdog", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Modernity’s Sunset", oil on canvas 48” x 60”w, 2010
"Modernity’s Sunset", oil on canvas 48” x 60”w, 2010
"Death of the Curator 2", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”,  2009
"Death of the Curator 2", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Migratory Sunset", 30” x 36” oil on canvas, 2010
"Migratory Sunset", 30” x 36” oil on canvas, 2010
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"Canoe" 36" x 48" oil on canvas, 2010
"Canoe" 36" x 48" oil on canvas, 2010
"At Night He Was Comfortable with his Sexuality", oil on canvas 10” x 10”, 2009
"At Night He Was Comfortable with his Sexuality", oil on canvas 10” x 10”, 2009
"Incidental Sunset", oil on canvas,  60”x 66”,  2009
"Incidental Sunset", oil on canvas, 60”x 66”, 2009
"Passage", oil on canvas  36” x 30”, 2009
"Passage", oil on canvas 36” x 30”, 2009
"Green Chair",  oil on canvas, 36”h x 30”w, 2009
"Green Chair", oil on canvas, 36”h x 30”w, 2009
"Death of the Curator", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”,  2009
"Death of the Curator", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"In a Dream", 36”x 30”, oil on canvas, 2008
"In a Dream", 36”x 30”, oil on canvas, 2008
"Sunset" 48" x 36", oil on canvas, 2009
"Sunset" 48" x 36", oil on canvas, 2009
"Indigenous Interior" 36" x 30", oil on canvas, 2008
"Indigenous Interior" 36" x 30", oil on canvas, 2008
"On all Twelves", oil on canvas, 36" x 48" 2009
"On all Twelves", oil on canvas, 36" x 48" 2009
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"Meanwhile in the Den", oil on canvas, 30" x 35", 2013
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"Shadow Maker", oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
"Shadow Maker", oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012"Shadow Maker", oil on canvas, 36" x 36", 2012
"Interior Fantasies" oil on canvas 36” x 36” 2013
"Interior Fantasies" oil on canvas 36” x 36” 2013
"Outside In", oil on canvas,  47” x 47”,  2012
"Outside In", oil on canvas, 47” x 47”, 2012
"The Visitor", oil on canvas 47” x 47”  2012
"The Visitor", oil on canvas 47” x 47” 2012
"Desert Life", oil on canvas,  47” x 47”,  2012
"Desert Life", oil on canvas, 47” x 47”, 2012
"Coyote with Hotdog", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Coyote with Hotdog", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Modernity’s Sunset", oil on canvas 48” x 60”w, 2010
"Modernity’s Sunset", oil on canvas 48” x 60”w, 2010
"Death of the Curator 2", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”,  2009
"Death of the Curator 2", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"Migratory Sunset", 30” x 36” oil on canvas, 2010
"Migratory Sunset", 30” x 36” oil on canvas, 2010
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"Canoe" 36" x 48" oil on canvas, 2010
"Canoe" 36" x 48" oil on canvas, 2010
"At Night He Was Comfortable with his Sexuality", oil on canvas 10” x 10”, 2009
"At Night He Was Comfortable with his Sexuality", oil on canvas 10” x 10”, 2009
"Incidental Sunset", oil on canvas,  60”x 66”,  2009
"Incidental Sunset", oil on canvas, 60”x 66”, 2009
"Passage", oil on canvas  36” x 30”, 2009
"Passage", oil on canvas 36” x 30”, 2009
"Green Chair",  oil on canvas, 36”h x 30”w, 2009
"Green Chair", oil on canvas, 36”h x 30”w, 2009
"Death of the Curator", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”,  2009
"Death of the Curator", oil on canvas, 36” x 30”, 2009
"In a Dream", 36”x 30”, oil on canvas, 2008
"In a Dream", 36”x 30”, oil on canvas, 2008
"Sunset" 48" x 36", oil on canvas, 2009
"Sunset" 48" x 36", oil on canvas, 2009
"Indigenous Interior" 36" x 30", oil on canvas, 2008
"Indigenous Interior" 36" x 30", oil on canvas, 2008
"On all Twelves", oil on canvas, 36" x 48" 2009
"On all Twelves", oil on canvas, 36" x 48" 2009
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