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Working in a manner reminiscent of Casper David Friedrich, Edvard Munch & Hieronymus Bosch, my artwork is very personal, mystical, and spiritual. How you interpret my artwork often gives me fresh and interesting insight into my work. Click the Contact button in the main menu and e-mail me with your thoughts and even questions! I do answer all e-mail. - Steve Bendykowski.

Decline of an Empire

  • Burn Off

    In this drawing we see a very dark and clear night sky with stars shining brightly overhead. In the distance a very large wild fire is raging out of control engulfing a large metropolitan city, burning off all in its path. Some of the tall buildings are already feeling the heat. There are three fiery objects headed for the city; they could be meteorites or even missiles and may even be the cause of the inferno. In the area behind the fire the area has been wiped clean and a white cloud has appeared. Original: 12 x 8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Consequences

    In this drawing a bright red fire rages behind and above a single row of skulls on the ground. The skulls do not seem to be burning yet, but judging by the intensity of the fire it is only a matter of time until they are consumed. The skulls are resting on a slight incline and seem to have been placed in a line for a specific purpose. The exact purpose is left for us to discover. Are these the skulls of a conquered enemy, a sacrifice, or something else? One thing is certain - there are consequences for our actions. Original: 12 x 8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • End of the Road

    This is a drawing of a dirt road that you might find in the midwest countryside, far from the city. A dirt road like this is not maintained on a regular basis and for that reason you rarely encounter another sojourner there. The road has been cut into a bank and the rainwater has eroded the bank in the places where the grasses have not been able to take root. There is a fence row with barb wire that used to keep things in and out, but no longer serves that purpose as it is falling down. The end of the road leads towards an overcast and bleak sky through leafless trees bent by the elements. Original: 12 x 8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Temptation for the Masses

    This oil painting depicts a a meticulously rendered door with rich architectural details. What is curious about this painting is that there is a shadow of a large “X” cast on the door. If you look closely there is also a small X carved into the doorpost. A rust colored liquid is running out from under the door. To the right of the door in a window is a woman, painted in a much looser style that the rest of the painting. The woman’s pose is certainly a temptation for the masses. But in an empire in decline will any see and do something about it? That remains to be seen. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Insulated From the Madness

    This extremely detailed oil painting depicts a lush and beautiful rain forest far from the mainland of the U.S., near Hyder, Alaska. Moss hangs from the trees and ferns cover the forest floor. The dense forest has a slight opening which reveals a blue-gray mist, lending a mysterious yet calming feeling. Here, everything is at peace and is as it should be. Despite the folly of the empire this place is insulated from the madness. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Abandoned and Forgotten

    In this painting we see the side of a brick building with a large window to one side. The bricks, mortar, and weathered wood textures look hyper photo-realistic. Looking at this building it is obvious that whoever built it did so with pride and craftsmanship. It was built to last and the basic structure is still sound. But the window has not been maintained and the protection offered by the paint and glass is mostly gone. An attempt was made to keep unseen forces out by covering the window with plastic, but it could never stand against the forces that would seek to destroy it. Now, it lies abandoned and for most people, forgotten. Original: 24 x 36 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • A Long Time Coming

    A purposeful search led me to an all but forgotten winding road where something caught my eye, compelling me to stop. Illuminated by a dull overcast sky stood a once proud and well-built dwelling. Whoever built this house took pride in the construction and craftsmanship. Now abandoned the weeds and vines had taken over, chocking out the last bit of life it once had. There is a hole in the brickwork that had been patched with a heavy screen, but the vines are still getting through. Why would such a place be left to such a fate? Why would all the hard work and sacrifice be left to rot? Whatever the reason, it was a long time coming. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • It's Getting Closer

    A group of aspen trees is considered a singular organism with the main life force underground in the extensive root system. Before a single aspen trunk appears above the surface, the root system may lie dormant for many years until the conditions are just right, including sufficient sunlight. These aspens have been mowed down by an early spring snow, at least that is what it appeared to be on the surface. Since they are all interconnected I wondered how the onslaught would effect those that remained. If you choose to accept it these are not just fallen aspen trees. It’s getting closer and much sooner than most would imagine. Original: 30 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Remains of a Dream

    A building sits in the strong sunlight casting long and heavy shadows. Is the building abandoned or still in use? If it is in use there is much that needs to be repaired. If it is abandoned the process is well on its way and all that exists now is the remains of a dream. Nothing can be seen through the deep, inky black windows so we can never know by just looking. We must be patient, watch, and see. I do not think we have much longer to wait. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • It Won't Take Long

    This painting depicts a neglected building in a state of neglect and disrepair. For some reason heavy duty hardware cloth has replaced the glass that once covered the window frames. The screen in the windows is still intact, but in one corner someone or something has rolled back a small section. You can’t tell if it was to get in or out. Exposed to the elements the window frames and siding are very weathered. Despite this there are still bits of white paint clinging to the surface of the siding and what looks to be red paint on the window frames. Vines are growing up the side of the building casting shadows as they climb. It won’t take long now. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Fenced In

    This extremely detailed oil painting depicts an orange metal fence post covered with poison ivy and wrapped with tangled barbed wire. The fence post, barbed wire, poison ivy, and the tangle of brush must have some sort of deeper meaning than what is on the surface. The tentacles of the poison ivy vine have reached out and trapped the post offering no way of escape, either for the vine or post. It was fenced in and had been that way for some time. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • We Know Best, Don't We

    On a rural and isolated gravel road a once majestic house struggles against the elements. This house is in central Iowa but the location is not important as this situation is common in this society. A 1960’s Ford, a 4-door suitable for a family, sits in the green grass unable to move. The wheels have been removed and the paint is faded, but it is not in that bad of shape all things considering. The trees are black and menacing as is the stormy sky in the background. So much time and effort had been expended, to what end? It is only a matter of time before the house falls and the car rusts away. Even so, we know best don’t we. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • No One to Blame But Yourself

    Two holes have been bored into a heavy door to allow a strong chain to pass through and be secured with a padlock. You can see where the chain has eaten away the wood which could have been caused by wind, heavy use, or something else entirely. Exactly what has caused the wear we can not know for sure. And what is with the “X” on the lock? We have to wonder, is the chain and lock to keep something out or something in? Either way there is no one to blame but yourself. Original: 30 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Resurrection

    A solitary, weathered and twisted tree stretches from the bottom of the painting all the way to the top. The rough bark is realistically rendered at the bottom but about halfway up the tree begins to take on a wispy, ethereal shape. The clouds in the background are threatening, but it is not clear if the storm is coming or has past. In the middle of the mesquite tree is a bright green shoot indicating that there is hope. Original: 24 x 30 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Result of the Sacrifice

    Someone spent a great deal of time, effort, and money to build this home. It has now collapsed, apparently from the impact of a fallen tree, but judging by the weathered wood it was already well on its way. The frost on the barren tree limbs tells us that there is a chill in the air. In a few years there will be nothing left. Who would have guessed this would be the result of the sacrifice. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • An Occasional Slaughter

    This painting is dominated by two large windows which reveal a very dark interior, obscuring everything inside. However, you can see that there are bones piled along the interior edge of the window, the result of an occasional slaughter. The building and window frames are very weathered yet the window glass is clean, which is strange. Something else that does not seem to fit are the rich red drapes hung in the window. Since red fades quickly you would expect them to be bleached and faded like the rest of the building. Original: 20 x 16 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Washed Out and Laid Bare

    Deep in the woods is a gully that few have ever seen. Swift moving waters have washed away the dirt from the roots, laying bare the foundation that supports what is unseen above. Because of the darkness it is difficult to see much, but some light has broken through allowing us a glimpse of the damage; the roots have been washed out and laid bare. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Consequence of Decay

    Peeling paint falling from a very weathered siding on an old building takes up most of the painting, but we also see the bottom of a window whose glass was lost, or maybe even removed long ago. A heavy screen was installed to keep something in or something out, but the screen has been penetrated. Whatever did the damage did not get away without consequence as evidenced by traces of blood. But that is the consequence of decay. Original: 20 x 16 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information

  • Which Way

    In a lifeless woods an outhouse rots away under a gray, sunless sky. There are skulls and bones littering the entrance of the structure and they have been there some time as weeds have grown up among them. The weeds are dead and the trees have no leaves. The red door of the outhouse is partially open, or it could be partially closed. In front, a rusted sign nailed to a post reads “One Way”. The arrow on the sign is covered with vines so it is impossible to know if the arrow points to the door or the way of escape. Which way is it? Original: 24 x 36 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • High Noon

    In this painting we see an old church or school against the backdrop of a churning and threatening sky. The weeds and trees are all bare and nothing seems to be growing or even alive. A cattle chute leads to the front door, a door that appears to be made of some type of metal and that does not have a door handle. As was so common on these type of buildings there is a large clock above the door. The steampunk looking clock has stopped minutes from high noon. Original: 24 x 36 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information

  • Sooner Than You Know

    This barn was built to last and once was a storehouse of food and life, but it has been empty for many, many years. Now that the protective paint has fallen away the wood has begun to rot. The barren limbs of the trees are covered with frost and the sky holds no promise for change. If you look close you will see skulls and bones tucked away between the boards. It will come sooner than you know. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Obstruction of the Light

    Looking at the painting we see the side of a house covered in vines. A few traces of green leaves emerge from the vines and are visible, but not many. A large window in the center has a screen that has been torn and some of the window glass is broken. The window frame has begun to deteriorate. The vines seem to be clustered around the window and are already blocking much of the light. If something is not done soon, they will obstruct all of the light. Original: 36 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Fallen and Decayed

    On the surface this painting may appear to be nothing more than a meticulously rendered fallen log next to the foundation of a home that is beginning to crumble. Vines are creeping up the side of the house and the lack of highlights and shadows suggest a dull and cloudy sky, probably high noon. Since my paintings are not meant to be nostalgic or illustrative, there is something more here than meets the eye. It is up to you to determine what is fallen and decayed. Original: 20 x 16 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

Spirit of the Age

  • Storm

    In this drawing we see a reclining nude woman with her back to us. Her long black hair is flowing in the wind of a coming storm. The sky she is watching is swirling and looks extremely threatening. There is something in the air, something in the sky, something is changing. Most go about their business and never notice. Some do but refuse to believe it. It does not matter because the storm is upon us. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Oppression

    A swirling and ominous sky is pressing down and crushing the house that has been overgrown with weeds. Vines have also crept up the siding of the house and spread out along the edge of the roof. Nothing seems to be alive. What looks like a plume of smoke, or possibly a spirit is rising towards the light from a slightly opened door. You can see reflections of barren trees in the window glass and the screens in the lower panels have been peeled back and torn. Has someone or something broken in or broken out? The inside of the house is pitch black and the general mood is one of oppression. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Down That Path

    This drawing depicts a typical rural plains landscape with rolling hills and and an expansive sky. In the center of the drawing is a winding path leading through empty fields devoid of crops. These fields offer no sustenance for the living and judging from how worn the path is, many have traveled this way. Just ahead the path dips between rolling hills one of which looks suspiciously like the bare breast of a woman. The valleys are filled with leafless and possibly even dead trees, all bent by some unseen force. On the horizon the sky is black on the left side and white on the right, divided by something that looks like a continuation of the path. Walking down this path began with a choice, and when that choice was made so was the place where it would lead. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Stream of Life

    At first glance this looks like a typical country road, a stream of life for those that live there. On the side of the road is a ditch filled with native grasses swaying in the wind and a wood fence row strung with barb wire that is in need of repair. Further to the left is what appears to be a plowed field, while on the right is a dark and empty field. But something else is going on here. The three rows of crops seem to look more like scars on the land than crops. And what is casting that shadow on the grass in the middle foreground? The road - if that is what it is - looks to be flowing and continues to the horizon and out into the sky. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Eureka

    In the countryside there are abandoned houses, as if the occupants decided to leave on the spur of the moment, leaving everything in its place. In the center of the drawing sits an Eureka vacuum cleaner, the cord neatly wrapped around the handle. On its left is a window covered with a very heavy screen and it is so dark outside nothing of what is real can be seen. On the right are two old television sets, stacked on top of each other. For years ‘the message’ passed off as entertainment, has flowed through these screens, embedding itself into those that watched. Although the vacuum cleaner is not plugged-in it is sucking in something from the top TV that is displaying skulls. Not only that, but on the other side of the vacuum there is also a stream. Who knows where it is from or where it is going. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Observation December 2020

    This self portrait depicts the artist standing behind his easel and the wood panel he will paint on. In each hand he is holding a small scalpel-like brush dipped in red. The canvas has been painted black and the only paint that has been applied is a large red “X”. The background is swirling and even covers some of the artist’s head and easel - an easel that resembles a cross. The artist is peering intently at something, his mouth and eyes wide-open, but there is no way to know what that might be. Whatever he is observing in December of 2020, he thought it important enough to record. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Against the Darkness

    This self portrait depicts the artist wrapped and protected in a white cloak with only a part of his face and head exposed. From the left of the drawing the light is spilling into the darkness behind, as it if it were attacking and devouring it. It is almost as if he is using the while cloak and light as a shield against the darkness. The look in his eyes & expression on his face indicates that he is concentrating on something very intently, but what that is we can not tell for certain. Original: 12x8 limited edition print. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. A limited edition fine art print signed by the artist is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Night Growth

    In this painting we see a green cornfield under a pitch black night sky, the foreground illuminated by an unseen light source. In the darkness it grows unseen, for it is night growth. In tight rows they suck the nutrients from the ground. It must take more from others to flourish for on its own it never could. Humans can’t eat this corn, so is it really food? If it is food, then for whom? Soon the harvest will come. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • The Coming Storm

    A once inviting sandy beach has become strewn with rocks and large boulders making it difficult to proceed. A cold and damp breeze comes from the inky black darkness of the cave to the right increasing the feeling of danger. The only tree visible is dead and has fallen down the steep cliff due to the erosion. In the distance across the water you can see the coming storm. It will be here soon. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Dance of Death

    In the countryside a black & white TV lies abandoned scattered among other trash on a site that used to be a home. Although broken and without power, an altered version of an Edvard Munch painting “The Dance of Life” is displayed on the screen. The message has been carefully crafted and delivered and it is relentless. The message controls the present and in so doing seeks to shape the future. We think we see and have our own opinions but it is more of a dance of death than we know. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Taught by Azazel

    In this self portrait you see the artist in great distress attempting to escape a gathering storm in the barren desert in the background. A beautiful woman sitting in a tree is grabbing his hair and refuses to let go. Her long red hair swirls throughout the composition, but has not entwined him yet. Why is she doing this? What are her motives? The story of Azazel from the Book of Enoch came to mind, "when the world was changed. There was a great lack of reverence for God… and all their ways became corrupt.” Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Crossing the Line

    In the painting a nude female looks directly at the viewer while stepping over what at first glance appears to be a fallen branch, a branch that is clearly blocking the path she is taking. The “fallen branch” she is straddling is connected to the leafless & threatening “trees” on both sides of her. It is not clear whether she is moving towards or away from us. If she is moving away the path she will take leads straight into a field of dead grass lit by an ominous glowing sky. In the distance are several birds, but everything else seems to be dead. If she is moving towards us the path she will encounter is flanked by lush, green grass. Whichever way she is going she is crossing the line. Original: 24 x 18 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • It Seems Like a Good Idea

    In this painting an attractive reclining nude female gazes at the viewer, a gaze that could easily be seen as seductive. The rough and weathered tree should be causing her flesh discomfort but she does not seem to be bothered by it. An unidentifiable species of vine has begun to wrap around her legs and hands, but this does not seem to bother her either. Behind the vines red paint lends an ominous feel as does the sky that has begun to glow red. The danger is apparent, yet, even with all this it seems like a good idea. Original: 18 x 24 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Spirit of the Age

    In this self-portrait we see the artist peering from behind his completed painting on an easel that resembles a cross. He has copied a portion of a 15th century painting attributed to the school of Hieronymus Bosch, making changes to the interior of the tent and the flag in the center of the painting, making it more than a mere copy. The tablet the artist is painting from displays a 15th century Bosch painting titled “Extracting the Stone of Madness”. It was thought a stone in the head was the cause of madness and removing the stone was a cure. It is curious that what is displayed on the tablet does not “visually match” the painting on the easel. However, the manner in which the doctor is holding his knife and the way the artist is holding his brushes tells us that the display on the tablet and the painting are indeed linked. Such it is with the spirit of the age. Original: 20 x 16 oil painting on wood panel. Purchase Options: This painting can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is also available. Click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu for more information.

  • Judge & Jury

    This larger than life, 5 foot tall charcoal drawing depicts an empty suit with the arms crossed in a pose that certainly could be read as judgmental. Everything looks in proper proportion but there is something odd about the right sleeve. This was done on purpose but why? The swirling background adds to the feeling of anxiety. What the suit stands for you will need to decide. One thing for sure, a suit is a uniform that is often meant to show authority and even superiority. Original: 30 x 60 charcoal drawing on paper. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is in the collection of the artist.

  • Life Force

    This five foot tall charcoal drawing is rather abstract so it is hard to know exactly what the subject is. We have an idea of what the artist was thinking by the title “Life Force”. If we take that as the subject then what we see may be a representation of the human spirit. The black swirling marks could be most anything, although it sure looks like the spirit is yearning to be free of whatever it is. And why not? Doesn’t the human spirit crave to be free? Original: 30 x 60 charcoal drawing on paper. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is in the collection of the artist.

  • Her Nightie

    This life size charcoal drawing is a loose rendering of a woman’s nightie floating on a dark and unsettled background. Handprints and fingerprints are evident all over the nightie and they are surely not there by accident. The interpretation of this artwork will be left to you, but when doing so keep in mind that this is a companion piece to “His Nightie”. Original: 28 x 38 charcoal drawing on illustration board. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original in the collection of the artist.

  • His Nightie

    This life size charcoal drawing is a loose rendering of a man’s suit floating on a dark and unsettled background. The pockets of the suit look to be distorted and maybe torn, which is what happens when many hands have been there. The interpretation of this artwork will be left to you, but when doing so keep in mind that this is a companion piece to “Her Nightie”. Original: 28 x 38 charcoal drawing on illustration board. Purchase Options: This drawing can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original in the collection of the artist.

Corporate Byproduct

  • Hybrid

    There are so many and they are all in a row. They have had there time of growth but that is now over. They still stand, but only because of what once was. They have become dry and now crumble, and are unaware of the fate that so soon awaits them. The original is a 42x56 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is in the Artist's collection.

  • Night Seduction

    I sat on my front porch as the sun was setting and looked out across the seemingly endless rows of green corn. I was compelled to get up and wander through the rows as darkness fell and soon became disoriented. The sound of the corn as it brushed against me and the smell of the earth and humidity warned me that I did not belong here. From the corner of my eye I could have sworn I saw the corn growing taller. Did I see it or was it just that I knew corn grew at night. The warmth of the day gave way to a damp chill. It was time to leave. The original is a 16x20 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Coming Glory

    The summer has slipped slowly into fall. It happened so slowly and the changes were so subtle that it was barely noticed. But the signs were there. Something in the air, something in the light. Now the dry stalks rustle in the wind. Once resilient, they are brittle. Soon they will be no more. In the distance is the blue sky and a majestic cloud. There will be more for those who believe. The original is an 18x24 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is sold.

  • Death March

    One dark night I walked through the rows of green corn, carrying a flashlight to light my path. As I turned the spotlight on an area I noticed that a stalk of corn had fallen and the stalks behind it had also fallen. They walk in darkness following in a line and when one falls, because of the darkness they also fall. If the light had not shone here many would never known it was happening. The original is a 42x96 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is also available. For information on this option, click the 'How to Purchase' button in the Main Menu.

  • Showdown II

    The serenity of the morning was broken by the sound of heavy machinery accompanied by a crashing sound that I had never heard before, and it was coming from the field next to our house. I saw a machine shaking and tearing the corn, uprooting it from the ground. The noise was intense and large clouds of dust were thrown into the air as it slowly moved down the rows. Nothing was going to stop it from its mission. The original is a 36x42 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is sold.

  • Reloading

    I had never questioned why the fields around me existed and what they were used for. I never knew why weeds grew everywhere but not in the fields. Living in the middle of it all does not mean you see or understand. My wife began to teach me, show me. I could not continue. This was my last pastel in this series. The original is a 10x20 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Follow the Leader

    In the darkest part of the night the lantern illuminated my path as I walked down the rows of green corn. Flying insects emerged from nowhere, dancing around the light. The corn seemed to breathe and rustle at the slightest gust of wind. The corn stalks were lined up as they were planted, but I came upon one that had been bent and was falling. Other stalks seem to follow the leader for no good reason. The original is a 10x20 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Skimmed

    While looking through a glossy agricultural brochure I saw this photo and stopped. What a huge machine to turn up the earth. Why is it that the larger the machine the more easily it is used on that which is unable to defend itself? We struggle to save and afford a better life while the machine skims the best for itself. And it has been this way for thousands of years. The original is a 10x20 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • No Sustenance

    For over 30 years I had seen corn like this and never questioned what it was used for. I knew it could not be eaten by humans. Who bought it and for for what purpose? Why did they buy it and did it mean the same thing to them? Would it be given away or thrown out when the decor changed and it no longer fit in? For all the work I put into it seems to give little in return. The original is a 10x20 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Root Worm Damage

    There is a disease out there and often the damage is done in the darkness, where the process can't be seen. I walked into the darkness with a light that was given to me and could see it clearly. There was nothing I could do as the damage had already been done. But I think if more had the light they would see it too and it could be stopped. The original is a 10x17 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Cash Crop

    I don’t blame those who make a living off the land for raising crops that have little nutritional value. Growing and creating things is a risky business. So what if there is little or no meaning? As long as the colors and subject matter is right it will sell. And it did. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Plowed Under

    The soil must be prepared if it is to produce the desired crop, and heavy machinery makes quick work of what used to take much longer. Even soil with clay is no match for the blades that rip methodically and relentlessly. The natural growth is once again plowed under. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • All This and Less Cost Per Acre

    There is great beauty in a partially harvested cornfield, especially during the twilight hours. The oppressive heat of the summer is over and the nights bring cool relief. After the frost most of the bothersome insects are gone. I drove my pickup out into the field to take it all in and knew it would make a great painting. The original is a 20x28 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original painting is sold.

  • No Need to Incorporate Twice

    As I looked at the reflection in the back window of my pickup I gazed on another beautiful sunset. The colors and majesty of the tall standing corn satisfied my soul in a way that the corporate world I left could never do. For me, there would be no need to incorporate twice. The original is a 42x56 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Foreigner

    While exploring the countryside I came across a crop I had rarely saw near my home. I was told it was milo, but never knew why it was grown and what food value it contained. I thought that it somehow looked foreign to the landscape. I saw it as oriental and rendered it that way. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Past Due

    I woke up and found that an early winter snowstorm had swept in during the night. The sky was gray and overcast and I remembered. I was not able to meet my obligations; I wanted to and would have but those that owed me could not pay. The boom was over and now many would face ruin. The harvest was past due and I too had been caught in the storm. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Coated

    I woke up and found that an early winter snowstorm had swept in during the night. The crowded and dense corn was dead, and an early snowstorm had prevented the harvest. The sky was gray and overcast and it seemed to me that it was a picture of my life the last few years. I do not regret that it happened for there was much good that came from my experiences. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Whole Field Yields

    As I walked down the path on one side of me are the trees and the other, the cornfield. Both are dense and both are beautiful beyond description. Fall has prepared both of them for what comes next. But I am not thinking about what comes next, only the sounds, the smell, and the beauty of the present. The original is a 42x56 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • The March Down

    I sensed there was a change in the weather. The light was different and the wind had changed directions. The few birds that remained had quit singing. For the last few years we have had a reprieve, but so much has been lost already that I fear that nothing can stop the march down. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • All This & Less Cost Per Acre

    There is great beauty in a partially harvested cornfield, especially during the twilight hours. The oppressive heat of the summer is over and the nights bring cool relief. After the frost most of the bothersome insects are gone. I drove my pickup out into the field to take it all in. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Population Stress

    The corn is packed so close together, and it seems like it gets closer every year. It does not naturally grow that way and only does so as biologists meddle. I have never liked the city or the attitudes and politics it breeds. I want to make it clear that this painting is not about human population growth. The original is an 8x10 pastel and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Chose Not to Incorporate

    I worked very hard at it, but my heart was never truly into the effort. Business was something that could never satisfy me. Plans were made and set in motion. I was resolved to follow it through. This time it would be different. This time I would follow my heart. The original is a 36x42 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

  • Field

    Some see a cornfield under a blue autumn sky, ready for harvest. Some see that and something more, just as I do. The original is an 48x60 oil painting and it can be printed on 100's of Items or downloaded as a high-res file. Easy, secure, & with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Click the 'Buy Photo' button to see the options. The original is sold.

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