I was recently invited to be an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska. My painting materials were shipped out ahead of me, however, they never arrived. My planned project was a bust.

It was a typical Nebraska July – hotter and more humid than anywhere I have ever known. I had this huge and pristine studio and really didn’t feel like hanging around outside. All of my New York friends anticipated my return with a new batch of spare landscape paintings of this barren and fierce Willa Cather country. The truth be told, I rarely left the studio because of the heat. I created fictitious Nebraska landscapes and photographed them in the cool comfort of my studio.


Dioramas | 2011 | Photographs