THE "CELESTIAL STRUCTURES" SERIES
This collection of paintings has been in the works for several months, although my love for architecture and old buildings has been present for most of my life. I've lived out this passion over the last decade by renovating two "fixer-uppers" and letting the processes involved influence my artistic work. These experiences have taught me the importance of persistence, and the value in reintegrating beauty into neglected living spaces. Within these works, I pair hand-painted homes and backgrounds with vintage celestial and topographical maps as a hopeful homage to structures that have stood the test of time. Many of the homes and barns within my paintings are a result of local inspiration (Minnesota farmland) and long road trips across the United States and Canada.