Her Last Summer on Earth
       
     
Ominous Days for the Hill People
       
     
Gigagill
       
     
Her Last Summer on Earth
       
     
Her Last Summer on Earth

After spending five years away from my home lands of Kansas I returned with new eyes and heart. The subtle features of the landscape told me I was home, yet time and experience had turned it into something alien. Excited by this fresh perspective I began experimenting with landscape photography and was soon lost in the fantasy of an alternative future Earth. I call this fiction "Mono Hi-Fi." I begin with a photo reference of a familiar landscape, then incorporate somewhat plausible science fiction elements. The intended expression is to evoke a sense of nostalgia, yet mystify the imagination with something unknown.

Ominous Days for the Hill People
       
     
Ominous Days for the Hill People

Ominous skies hang heavy as rumors of apocalyptic prophecy spread into the grasslands of Sylvania. Yet, the inhabitants of this last sactuary will carry on until the daytime sky turns black. The second painting in the Mono Hi-Fi series.

Gigagill
       
     
Gigagill

A legend so old and far-fetching it can only be told with the lightest of heart. For ancient accounts describe enormous planet-sized fish creatures that swam deep in the black sea of night sky. With shimmering metallic jaws lined with millions of razor sharp teeth the Gigagills devoured cosmic debris, asteroids, moons, and even planets. -Excerpt from Juncajar: An Uncanny Universe. More...