Manifest Dystopia


Original – Oil on Masonite, 24 x 60, Framed



This painting evolved from a simple landscape depicting a pastoral scene, complete with cows reclining beneath trees on my ranch. As I was working I came to the realization that agricultural land is disappearing at record rates throughout the world as populations expand into the countryside. The surrealist in me took control of my demented brain as the painting evolved to depict the transformation as a bewildered cowboy looks on. The cow looks on as well, oblivious to her ultimate fate, because cows don’t care…until they do.