Timber Tiger

Timber Tiger

“Timber Tiger”

32.25” h x 33.25” w x 24” d (with mirror) Freightliner/18 wheeler

“Timber Tiger” is the door of a logging truck. I used this to capture the tension that exists between protecting the lively hood of the logging industry and protecting lives, homes and the wilderness by the commitment of the firefighters. I have been privileged to witness up close the monumental organizational requirements to fight these fires and the tremendous bravery and tireless dedication these men and women display day after day. They are truly a national treasure.

Paintings: Acrylic on board

2018

3 pieces

“Match” 7.5”w 13.5”h

“Campfire” 8”w x 17”h

“Firemen” 20”w x 19”h

Shepherds

Shepherds

“Shepherds”

47”w x 48”h x 13”d

Herding the Sheep into the mountains in the summer is a large part of the culture of Idaho. It is a very rough and lonely life. To fill their time in these long months the shepherds will carve they names or pictures in the bark of the birch trees. The carvings framing the Ewe below are real. Zarrate was a well known signature on the trees.

Model AA Ford Truck 1933

Paintings: Acrylic on board

2018

2 pieces

“Shepherds” 43.5”w x 16.5”h

“Lost Ewe” 36” w x 28” h

Boy’s Night Out

Boy’s Night Out

“Boy’s Night Out“

51”w x 31”h x 23”d

The relationship of man and his horse has been immortalized in movies like Snowy River. These relationships exist to this day when a man has to rely on his four legged partner in the wild. The man and his dog are ready to find civilization after days alone out in the mountains.

Front cowling and windshield of Ford Truck 1948

Painting: Acrylic on board

2017

44”w x 14”h

Cracked Ice

Cracked Ice

“Cracked Ice”

47”w x 25”h x 18”d

This is the front windshield of the #5 door. Finding this windshield was such a treasure! I immediately knew that this would be where the salmon would live. The Sockeye Salmon are my muse. They represent so much in the circle of life. I have studied and painted them quite often. I greatly admire their tenacity and strength. They are born high in the mountains of Idaho and travel 1000 miles to the ocean living 4 years in the saltwater. They then miraculously find their way back to Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains to spawn and die. The Lake was named for them because their numbers in the thousands turned the lake red. Today we are facing the return of maybe 4-30 Sockeye because of the dams. It would be tragic to lose them.

Front Cowling and Windshield of Ford Model AA Truck 1933

Painting: Acrylic on board

2018

43”w x 13.5”h

Beyond GMO

Beyond GMO

“Beyond GMO“

19”w x 28”h x 12”d

This is the front grill of an old tractor. Monsanto has dominated the West. The corporation even has a seat at the table in Idaho politics. The individual famers struggle to hold on when Monsanto sues them for taking their product if the genetically grown seeds are blown into the neighboring farms.

From the gargoyle as the hood ornament, the 100 year old barbed wire, to the

bottle of poison these items are the warning to us about the unforeseen

consequences of manipulating our food supply.

Cowling of an old tractor

Painting: Acrylic on board

2014

19”w x 22.5”h

First Light

First Light

“First Light”

In the quiet morning waiting for the sun to rise and watching the V’s of the ducks in their uniform flight finding their place to land. Labradors are the bird dog of choice.

Rear window of Ford Truck 1948 60”w x 27”h x 10”d

Rear Tailgate of Ford Truck 59”w x 48”h x 15”d (Metal and wood)

Painting: Acrylic on board

2018

31.25”w x 9.25”h

Standoff

Standoff

“Standoff”

39”w x 21”h x 8”d

It is a very special treat to have a sighting of these amazing animals and how they navigate the steep terrain of the Boulder Mountains with such agility. Food is scarce on these exposed cliffs and staking your claim for any green grasses becomes important.

Front Grille of Willys Jeep CJ2A 1946

Paintings:

Acrylic on board

2018

Mountain Goat and Big Horned Sheep

2x Big Horned Sheep 9.5” round

#5

#5

“#5”

30”w x 46”h x 7”d

“#5” This is the door that I found in 120 acres of sagebrush and cars. I am very particular about my trucks and cars. It is such a classic. The signage “Gooding phone 5” reminds us of a day when simplicity reigned. I had tough time negotiating with Larry, the owner, for this door and the windshield you can see in “Cracked Ice”. Larry said it was one of the most sought after trucks in the yard.

Model AA Ford Truck 1933

Samsung Television in window

2018

Glassing Sandhills

Glassing Sandhills

“Glassing Sandhills”

36”w x 52’h x 9”d

In the second largest wilderness next to Alaska, Fish and Game play a vital role in the protection of our wildlife. In the wide open spaces of Idaho they travel great distances to observe and maintain healthy populations. Their dedication to their profession is selfless and a model of devotion to something bigger than themselves.

Blue Truck Door 1945?

Paintings:

Acrylic on Board

20.5”w x 16”h (binoculars)

8.5w x 13.5h (game warden hat)

The Triad

The Triad

 

‘The Triad’ is a revolving stage of life, letting go and embracing.  The older woman represents reality and acceptance only gained in maturity, while there is spontaneity and eagerness in the youthful woman.  The third painting is a place where we begin and to which we return.  This represents the quiet calm of reflection and wisdom.  Has she returned or is she only beginning?

2-Model “A” Doors- 1930’s

56.5”w x 44”h

Acrylic on Birch Board

2008

SOLD

 

 

The World is a Stage

The World is a Stage

Chess is but a fleeting game in the sand washed away by the incoming tide.  The Queen (the organic protagonist) is enjoying her short reign, unaware that the glass vase is encasing her life.  The ‘Circle of Life’ is only made whole by the reflection in the mirror encircling the coral.   Found in the Great Barrier Reef the bleached coral engages the beginning of life forms and celebrates its death.  The Pawn and the King yet to be played are patiently waiting on pieces of broken reflections.   Watching from the top of the frame, humanity is entrapped by technology, the 21st Century’s new religion.  Is this history repeating itself for the sake of drama?

Radiator Shell-Model A Ford 1920s

Mixed Media and Acrylic on Birch Board

23.25”w x 33.5”h

2006

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Moving On

Moving On

The humor can not escape the viewer.  The look on the faces of the animals is very endearing.  But on closer inspection, one realizes that this is a confusing moment in these animals’ lives.  Since I have lived in Idaho I have always been curious about the abandoned barns and homesteads that I see in the distance.  I have wondered about the hopes and dreams of the individuals that built these places and walked away from them and why.  What does the farmer do with his friends?

Old rusted door dug out of the dirt in Fairfield Idaho

Acrylic on Birch Board

Dimensions: 35.5”w x 45” h

2012

 

Catching Raindrops

Catching Raindrops

 

The simple delights of a generation that grew up with the automobile.

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956

Acrylic on Birch Board

31.25”w x 43”h 

2009

SOLD

 

 

Dinah just Might!

Dinah just Might!

 

Back in the day when caution was thrown to the wind, music, art,

and attitude blossomed. America was young at heart and set free

by the mobility offered by the automobile.

Chevrolet Bel Air 1956

Acrylic on Birch Board-Mixed Media

31.25”w x 43”h  

• 2009

SOLD

 

Stories of the Land

Stories of the Land

 New people move in bringing all of their insights and desires that are shared with their community.  But it is really the generations of love and determination that infuse with the land......that creates its spirit.  We should keep those stories alive in our hearts.

Ford Pick Up Truck 1956 Custom Cab

35.75”w x 52.5”h

Acrylic on Birch Board

2009

SOLD