"In The Wheat Field, In High School, My Animal Companions Circled, Watched, And Waited." 40x60" acry
"In The Wheat Field, In High School, My Animal Companions Circled, Watched, And Waited." 40x60" acry
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"My Animal Companions Kept Me Company When Everyone Else Went Swimming In The Pond In The Cow Pastur
"My Animal Companions Kept Me Company When Everyone Else Went Swimming In The Pond In The Cow Pastur
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"My Animal Companions Filled The House And My Life And All Of Our Conversations." 60x80" acrylic/oil
"My Animal Companions Filled The House And My Life And All Of Our Conversations." 60x80" acrylic/oil
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"At Giant Springs Park You Could Buy Pellets To Feed The Fish Hatchery Fish And I Spent A Lot Of Tim
"At Giant Springs Park You Could Buy Pellets To Feed The Fish Hatchery Fish And I Spent A Lot Of Tim
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"In The Apple Orchard I Dreamt Of My Animal Companions And Had New Experiences There." 60x80 acrylic
"In The Apple Orchard I Dreamt Of My Animal Companions And Had New Experiences There." 60x80 acrylic
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"I Was Born In Montana During Calving Season, With My Animal Companions Braying And Cooing In The Di
"I Was Born In Montana During Calving Season, With My Animal Companions Braying And Cooing In The Di
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"At My Grandmother's Cabin In The Mountains Our Dog Companions Would Try To Howl With Their Far Off
"At My Grandmother's Cabin In The Mountains Our Dog Companions Would Try To Howl With Their Far Off
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"I Loved My Animal Companions As A Child And Was Eager To See, Touch, And Smell Each New One, Even A
"I Loved My Animal Companions As A Child And Was Eager To See, Touch, And Smell Each New One, Even A
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"My Cowboy Cousins, At Golden Hour, Dipping Quickly In Springwater With Danger Surrounding In A Plac
"My Cowboy Cousins, At Golden Hour, Dipping Quickly In Springwater With Danger Surrounding In A Plac
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"Migration Season In Great Falls Montana Meant Early Morning Bird Watching." 30x40" acrylic and oil
"Migration Season In Great Falls Montana Meant Early Morning Bird Watching." 30x40" acrylic and oil
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"Tubing The Blackfoot River With Fires, Snakes, And Animals Around." 30x40" acrylic and oil pastel o
"Tubing The Blackfoot River With Fires, Snakes, And Animals Around." 30x40" acrylic and oil pastel o
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Julys Were Full Of Cloudbursts, A Dime A Dozen, Sudden And Violent. On This Day I Watched A Group Of
Julys Were Full Of Cloudbursts, A Dime A Dozen, Sudden And Violent. On This Day I Watched A Group Of

Julys Were Full Of Cloudbursts, A Dime A Dozen, Sudden And Violent. On This Day I Watched A Group Of People Caught In One. They Scattered To The East And West And Ran Like Gazelles, Bolts Of Lightning Licking Their Heels. I Was Momentarily Entranced By The Movement Of Their Legs, So Swift And So Synchronized, But Then Again I Was Never Much Of A Runner. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on panel

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During A Rare Family Trip...
During A Rare Family Trip...

During A Rare Family Trip From Montana To Canada I Got Very Sick But I Was Young And It Was Thought I Was Simply Overtired. I Had A Fever Dream In The Hotel Room. In The Dream A Yellow House Teemed With Monsters And There Was Sex And Blood And Breast Milk. The Furniture Of The House Spoke Directly To Me But I Was Unable To Understand Its Language. The Next Morning My Temperature Climbed And I Hallucinated The Sound Of An Avalanche In The Distance And Wanted Badly To Find A Gun To Protect Us All.

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I Want To Join The Sleepers Of The World But Insomnia Trails Me, Prodding, Poking, Thumping.  40x60”
I Want To Join The Sleepers Of The World But Insomnia Trails Me, Prodding, Poking, Thumping. 40x60”
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When I Was A Freshman In High School A Boy I Barely Knew From The School Across Town Asked Me To His
When I Was A Freshman In High School A Boy I Barely Knew From The School Across Town Asked Me To His

When I Was A Freshman In High School A Boy I Barely Knew From The School Across Town Asked Me To His Prom. He Was Cute And From California With A Face Like A Sweet Round Orange. I Had No Idea Why He Liked Me, A Morose Ghost. When We Arrived At The Dance I Couldn’t Believe How Popular He Was. Everyone Loved Him. Teen Queens Scurried Over To Throw Their Arms Around Him And Plant Barbie Kisses On His Cheek, All The While Eyeing Me With Confusion. My Date Was Kind, Funny, And Attentive....

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Since I Was A Little Girl I Have Wanted To Be A Cowboy. Sometimes A Horse But Mostly A Cowboy, Just
Since I Was A Little Girl I Have Wanted To Be A Cowboy. Sometimes A Horse But Mostly A Cowboy, Just

Since I Was A Little Girl I Have Wanted To Be A Cowboy. Sometimes A Horse But Mostly A Cowboy, Just Like My Cousins Whose Lives I Imagined As Hard But Purposeful, With Points Of Leisure Pure And Wild Like Swimming In Warm Springs While Searching For Wayward Calves (This I Focused On The Most). I Imagined Them Doing This And Other Things With The Sort Of Assurance One Has In Knowing Just Where Their Bones Will Live In Death, In The Badlands Graveyard Just Past Town, And Knowing In Life They...

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I Had Never Heard Of A Church Lock In And I Had Never Been To Church. A Friend Asked Me Along To A G
I Had Never Heard Of A Church Lock In And I Had Never Been To Church. A Friend Asked Me Along To A G

I Had Never Heard Of A Church Lock In And I Had Never Been To Church. A Friend Asked Me Along To A Group Party Where There Would Be Other Kids, And Only A Few Adults In Charge. Like An Oversized Slumber Party. Not Long After I Arrived We Played A Game Altogether, The Results Of Which Stated Plainly That Myself And A Few Other Unfortunate Souls Were Definitely Going To Hell. I Guess That Meant We Lost The Game. Afterwards, My Friend And The Others Belted Loud Offbeat Songs To The Heavens...

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I Have Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles To Go. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on panel
I Have Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles To Go. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on panel
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The House I Lived In Grew Around Me, Churning With Textures, Patterns, Cleanliness, Vacuum Sounds. I
The House I Lived In Grew Around Me, Churning With Textures, Patterns, Cleanliness, Vacuum Sounds. I

The House I Lived In Grew Around Me, Churning With Textures, Patterns, Cleanliness, Vacuum Sounds. I Thought Of It As Hungry And Tightly Wound, And I Thought Of It As An Eater Or Maybe An Absorber Of Things And Even People. The Home As A Sponge. I Imagined It Devouring Me, Chewing Me Into Pieces The Size Of The Flower Petals In The Wallpaper Pattern Or Grinding Me To Powder Like The Dust Along The Baseboards. The House As A Body. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on panel 2021

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I Have Always Wanted To Swim With Everyone Else, In Backyard Pools, Ponds With No Name, The Blackfoo
I Have Always Wanted To Swim With Everyone Else, In Backyard Pools, Ponds With No Name, The Blackfoo

I Have Always Wanted To Swim With Everyone Else, In Backyard Pools, Ponds With No Name, The Blackfoot River, The Bitterroot. I Took The Required Swimming Lessons In Elementary School But They Only Left Me Fatigued And Panicky, A State I Tried To Hide While Watching My Classmates Skitter Around The Pool Like Minnows. To This Day I Sink Like A Stone. It Doesn’t Matter How Much I Want To Revel In The Sort Of Weightlessness That Deep Deep Water Offers (I Assume).

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I Have Always Wanted To Be A Montana Firewalker, Cooling My Feet And Head In Flathead Lake. But I Am
I Have Always Wanted To Be A Montana Firewalker, Cooling My Feet And Head In Flathead Lake. But I Am
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I Think I Learned Once The English Word “Eclipse” Has Roots In A Greek Word Meaning Abandonment, Nam
I Think I Learned Once The English Word “Eclipse” Has Roots In A Greek Word Meaning Abandonment, Nam

I Think I Learned Once The English Word “Eclipse” Has Roots In A Greek Word Meaning Abandonment, Named Such Because In The Moments Of An Eclipse The Sun Abandons The Earth. This Disappearance Of The Sun Used To Terrify Mankind Because The Loss Of The Big Glowing Giver-of-Life Was Too Frightening To Understand, If Only For A Moment. That Threshold Between Light And Dark Is Known To Me, A Person Who Was Left Behind In A Big Wild State When I Was The Size Of A Pumpkin And Pink As A Tongue.

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Little Earthquakes In Montana Vibrate The Soles Of Your Feet, Like You’ve Stepped On A Nest Of Bees.
Little Earthquakes In Montana Vibrate The Soles Of Your Feet, Like You’ve Stepped On A Nest Of Bees.

Little Earthquakes In Montana Vibrate The Soles Of Your Feet, Like You’ve Stepped On A Nest Of Bees. A Tiny Hum. Their Small Presence Made Me Know A Bigger Earthquake Was Always Possible. Inevitable Even. When I Learned I Was Adopted A Big Earthquake Happened In Me. A Seismic Shift, A Change. Because There Was A Before And After, Which I Guess Can Be Said About Anything Knowable That Was First Not Known. It’s Not That There Weren’t Signs. Little Vibrations. Tiny Hums Under My Feet. 60x80”

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I Fight Myself Over And Over And Over And Over And Over Again. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on pane
I Fight Myself Over And Over And Over And Over And Over Again. 40x60” acrylic and oil pastel on pane
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Things Between Us Like Ghosts, Not Talking Well, Protectors Past And Present, Positioning, Bad Thoug
Things Between Us Like Ghosts, Not Talking Well, Protectors Past And Present, Positioning, Bad Thoug
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I Wanted To Be On The Back Of A Fast Barrel Racing Horse During The Montana Circuit Finals But I Onl
I Wanted To Be On The Back Of A Fast Barrel Racing Horse During The Montana Circuit Finals But I Onl
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My Cowboy Cousins Pacing Around In The Morning Before Heading Out To Do Important Work. I Was So Env
My Cowboy Cousins Pacing Around In The Morning Before Heading Out To Do Important Work. I Was So Env
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