These small drawings are my view of the country. Over the past few years I’ve spent a great deal of time on the road. I was struck by the contrast of seeing so much in a short time as opposed to the same calm consistent things I see on a daily basis in my studio. Expecting to see a busy populated landscape I found the world to be empty with most buildings abandoned or closed besides the major fast food chains or the occasional gas station. These small works are representations of what has caught my eye outside the comfort of my studio. Some are based on memory, from photos, or a composite of the two.
I prefer to draw with lines in ink to give my work a more graphic look which was spawned from my love of comic books. I like the idea of creating realistic drawings in a medium used to draw fictional stories that take the reader completely out of reality.