Midwest Motifs Series | 2020-current | acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted prints, linocut prints
Farmscapes, landscapes, pheasants, and whitetail deer are celebrated subject matter in South Dakota, my home state, and my artwork draws from that. These motifs that represent the Midwestern lifestyle are a predominant subject matter in my work. I remove these motifs from their familiar presentations and attempt to evoke an object of reverence, drawing from the style of Byzantine icon paintings. The vibrant colors, embroidery, and glitter are intended to juxtapose more realist elements and depictions. South Dakota’s tourism and economy rely on the local wildlife for stability, revering them for the income and people they bring to the state every year. My work aims to engage viewers in reflection on how we can be stewards of the land and local wildlife to ensure their success, as well as our own.
THE State Bird | Acrylic, linocut print, embroidery, glitter | 2022

The Hunting Trinity | Acrylic, embroidery, glitter | 2022

In The Family For Generations #1 & #2 | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2021 | 8"x 10"

Welcome Hunters | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2021 | 8"x 10"

Trophy of the Prairie | Acrylic, gold leafing, thrifted print | 2023

Our Bread & Butter | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2022 | 11" x 14"
St. Pheasant | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2023 | 16"x 20"
Wild Horses | Acrylic, gold leafing, thrifted print | 2023 | 8"x 10"
From the Prairie Collection | Acrylic, embroidery floss, and glitter on a landscape print purchased from a thrift shop | 2021 | 30"x 26"

Open Season | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2021 | sold

My Own Pond with Geese and Everything | Acrylic, embroidery floss, glitter, thrifted print | 2022 | 8"x 10"
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