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A Myth in Three Stanzas 

I. Genesis Story

Honky-tonk Donkey

If a Horse Walked into a Bar...

repurposed jean collage  

6’x 5’

II. Denim George (Brother of the Velvet Elvis)

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Wall of Feigned Fame

Three Singing Buckaroos 

oil on canvas images finished with handmade fringe  

5’x 9’

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Livin' on Love, A Lot About Livin'

And a Little 'bout Love

oil on canvas encircled by handmade denim fringe  

3’x 5’

The Cowboy Rides Away

George Strai(gh)t

oil on canvas encircled by handmade denim fringe   

3’x 5’

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How Do you Like me Now?

oil on canvas images surrounded by handmade denim frame 

3’x 5’

III. WPA Works

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Under the Same Sky 

Reconstituted details from Texas WPA Mural

 

paint and manually-stiched thread on denim 

various sizes under 8"x6"

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Detail from Early Texans, 

Nicholas Lyon 

courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum 

11’x 28’

Encore: Portent of a New Season

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 Cowboy Already (Always) Away

A potential direction for Spring of 2020

manual stitch on painted canvas with a handmade denim border

11’x 8’