While working in my father’s butcher shop for most of my young adult life might have made me pre-disposed to painting meat, it took permission from a number of artists to actually get me thinking about it. These artists, who include Rembrandt, Goya, van Gogh, Picasso, Soutine, and Bacon, all have explored meat as subject. Even with all this influence, it wasn’t until I visited a retrospective of Wayne Thiebaud’s work that it sounded like a good idea. Thiebaud is known for his impasto paintings of bakery, deli, and candy display cases that reflected both a Pop and Traditional sentimentality. Even though meat wasn’t his primary subject matter, the work showed me what such a painting could look like.

I have been creating meat-related work for over ten years now, and it continues to hold my interest. What started as a semi-ironic tribute to my past became tongue in cheek “meat propaganda” pieces that combined attributes of design and advertising with traditional still-life. Now it seems I have come full-circle, once again treating meat as an object of aesthetic consideration within wider cultural implications.
Chopped I - Oil on canvas, 24 by 24 inches, SOLD
Chopped II - Oil on canvas, 24 by 24 inches, $2000
This series features hybrid images of steaks and chops juxtaposed with Cold War Era-style illustrations and text. I created these elements in the idealistic style of the period and culled words and statements that can be read on multiple levels. These components are screen-printed on the surface in combination with traditional paintings of meat. The result is a composite “painting” intended to raise questions about meat as an object of beauty, humor, and social commentary.
Genuine - Acrylic and Screen Print on Board, 28 x 20 inches, $1000
Deluxe - Acrylic and Screen Print on Board, 28 x 20 inches, $1000
Genuine - Acrylic and Screen Print on Board, 28 x 20 inches, $1000
Genuine - Acrylic and Screen Print on Board, 28 x 20 inches, $1000
Boneless - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, SOLD
Select - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, SOLD
Prime - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, SOLD
Bone-In - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, SOLD
No Substitute - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $1500
Shrinkage - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $1500
Standby - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $1500
Loves Pork - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $1500
What I Should Buy - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 20 x 28 inches, $1000
Weighs His Thumb - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 20 x 28 inches, SOLD
Change Her Mind - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 20 x 28 inches, $1000
Meat With Her Eyes - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 20 x 28 inches, $1000
Keep Clean - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 14 x 10 inches, SOLD
Hot About His Product - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 14 x 10 inches, $500
Know Your Products - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 14 x 10 inches, SOLD
Not An Artificial - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 14 x 10 inches, $500
Eatin' Meat - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 20 inches, $1500
Miracle - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 20 inches, $1500
Anchor Man - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 20 inches, $1500
He  Keeps The Meat - acrylic and screen-print on canvas, 28 x 20 inches, $1500
A Little Bacon - Acrylic on Board, 9 x 9 inches, SOLD
A Little More Bacon - Acrylic on Board, 9 x 9 inches,SOLD
Bacon - acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches, 2002, $750
Stuffed · acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, $750
Whole Fryer II - acrylic on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, $400
Ground I - Acrylic on Linen, 42 x 28 inches, $3000
Ground II - Acrylic on Linen, 42 x 28 inches, $3000
Lean and Tasty - Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 42 inches, SOLD
Tender and Meaty - Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 42 inches, SOLD
Fresh Cuts - Acrylic on Canvas, 28 x 42 inches, $1500
Strata - acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches, $1500
Rib Steak (1A) - acrylic on board, 9 x 9 inches, SOLD
Rib Steak (1B) - acrylic on board, 9 x 9 inches, $150
Rib Steak (1E) - acrylic on board, 9 x 9 inches, $150
Rib Steak (2B) - acrylic on board, 9 x9 inches, $150
Rib Steak (2D) - acrylic on board, 9 x9 inches, $150
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