In Truck Series: Jerome, Arizona, I aim to bring to life the untended corners of this deserted town from rusted trucks to aged buildings. There is something about the impermanence of industry that interests me and informs my work. Like life, the precision involved in the manufacture of components, machines, and buildings is fleeting and ultimately at odds with the elements, and the ideas behind that understanding are where my creative energies lie. I think this is why I find the decaying and aging of these trucks so interesting, because in the grand scheme of things, they are as fragile and changeable as living things with perhaps a slightly longer timeline.
Here my focus shifts to specific components of these trucks that tell a story beyond their current setting. Much as a portrait of a weathered woman speaks volumes about her life experiences, these paintings magnify the role of the hands of time in the graceful aging of these dignified vehicles.