2014 • 19.25″ x 25.75″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

Meant as a foil to the “Free Range Chicken” piece this painting highlights how odd it is to picture our food as an industrial product rather than one made with love in a kitchen by a grandmotherly figure.

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

Starting from a large selection of these symbols and shapes I made associations and pairings to match preconceived ideas or allowing them to inspire their own themes.

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2014 • 19.25″ x 28″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

There are urban chickens and their country cousins the free rangers. There must be some yuppie chickens out there too making a life in the suburbs too. I can’t imagine closely packed houses on postage stamp lots segmented off by warped, sun bleached privacy fences being home to chickens. The constant barking of the pit bulls next door would seem to really hurt egg production and the judgmental Christians, worrying more about their property value than their immortal souls, would surely be shooting daggers from their eyes. But this is happening, I hear. Whatever.

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2014 • 19.25″ x 25.5″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

I don’t know if it is another hipster trend of if raising chickens in the city limits is a post postmodern return to tradition of when people had a little control over their food supply. Maybe some of us will be better prepared for the collapse of civilization than others. Maybe I’ll get hungry and eat them AND their chickens.

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

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2014 • 15.5″ x 33″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

The American dream…to willingly live your entire adult life as a debt starved wage slave to the banks in a cracker box, cookie cutter, vinyl clad house in a soulless manufactured “community” of identical structures occupied by racially and economically like-minded individuals of similar political persuasions.

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

Starting from a large selection of these symbols and shapes I made associations and pairings to match preconceived ideas or allowing them to inspire their own themes.

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2014 • 19.5″ x 35″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

Many of America’s cities were built with a light rail system in place. 50 years later tracks were paved over for buses. Now we cities looking to light rail to rejuvenate their downtowns that died when everyone bought a car, hit the interstate and drove to the suburbs.

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

Starting from a large selection of these symbols and shapes I made associations and pairings to match preconceived ideas or allowing them to inspire their own themes.

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LOLZ

2014 • 30.25″ x 11.5″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

Not just LOL…Multiple LOL’s! A couple against a cityscape looking up and presumably reacting to a shocking image in the sky. The acronym a nod to the computery origin of the images themselves. Are they laughing at the celestial jokester or they being told to?

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

Starting from a large selection of these symbols and shapes I made associations and pairings to match preconceived ideas or allowing them to inspire their own themes.

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FUBAR

2014 • 30.25″ x 11.5″
acrylic, spray paint on used fence pickets

Fucked up beyond all recognition! Who better to say this than the much maligned accordion player? A couple against a cityscape looking up and presumably reacting to a shocking image in the sky. The acronym a nod to the computery origin of the images themselves.

This is from a series created from imagery derived solely from pictographs found in my collection of wingding and dingbat computer fonts.

Starting from a large selection of these symbols and shapes I made associations and pairings to match preconceived ideas or allowing them to inspire their own themes.

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