Paintings > The Post Ironic Humble Sublime

Frankenmuth, Kitsch, Nostalgia
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
Santas Lap
Oil on Panel
8" x8"
2014
$250
Santa's Lap 2
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250
Santas Lap 3
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250
Time for Gifts
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250
The Tree
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250
The Tree
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250
The Sublime Longing
Oil on Panel
18" x 24"
2014
$630
Frankenmuth
Oil on Panel
8" x 8"
2014
$250

This body of work explores images from my childhood revolving around Christmas, Santa's Lap, and the German-American town of "Frankenmuth" Michigan. These images represent a self-conscious awareness of kitsch and Americana, but not in a completely critical way, but in a way that loves these memories and the strange, beautiful awkwardness. I love Christmas and all the tension that comes forth in these images.