Muscogee Creek / Citizen Band Potawatomi | Santa Fe, New Mexico
Acrylic on Canvas. 2017.
Inspired by science fiction. (Dan loves robots.)
Hot Sauce Man #1
Acrylic on Wood. 2015.
From the artist: Based on a character created in Santa Fe. I was living behind a convenience store, Allsup’s, that sold burritos. Every Fall I would rack up hundreds of discarded Hot Sauce packets and I got the idea for the character.
Oil and Enamel on Wood. 2018.
Hot Sauce Man meets his love, the traditional Santa Fe Cleopatra. (Appropriation of Veronica from Archie’s comics, whom the artist had a crush on as a child.)
Boni's Dream Realized
Oil on Canvas. 2005.
Created in Oklahoma merging Western art techniques, commodities, and humor.
Acrylic on Wood. 2018.
Hot Sauce Man’s partner in crime. Also inspired by the convenience store Allsup’s.
Inner-City Southwest Disenchantment
Acrylic on Canvas. 2011.
From the artist: Based on my family’s existence and the terrible disease Diabetes for the last 50 years. This painting is an observation on what America puts on it grocery store shelves and the consumers who may not have genetic adaptive systems to accommodate such ingredients.
Andrew Jackson vs. Voltron
Old Song (Trying to Remember)
Bingo Dobbers and Bibles
Acrylic on Canvas. 2000.
Based on a relative who was a evangelical fanatic by day, but come night was a gambler in Indian Casinos in Oklahoma. This painting is a statement on how religious beliefs and poverty often go hand in hand in Southern states.
India Ink and Gouache on Paper. 2013.
From the artist: Originally designed for a Christmas card for First American Art Magazine. I have appropriated Rick Griffin artwork from Zap Comics, and Acee Blue Eagle’s “Echogee” the Little Blue Deer in one painting/drawing. I am paying homage to two of my major influences in one piece.
The Chain of Being
Acrylic and metallic paint on Canvas. 2016.
From the artist: Based on a discussion My Wife and I had for a year on the “ The Chain of Being “. The Chain of Being is a philosophy based in the days of Aristotle. A Hierarchy that states that Life is in this order, God, Heavens, Angelic Beings, upper echelon of Man kind, Pheasant life, Beasts, Animals, Sealife, Insects, Plantlife and lastly Minerals and Earth. I argue in this painting that this order may be backwards or out of sorts.
One side (left) of the diptych is told from the Earth’s point, while the Chain of Being is showcased inside a Copperhead Snake (right), a deadly Snake that I grew up in fear of growing up in Oklahoma. This painting took a year to discuss, then a year to execute.