The Empty House
On January 21, 1950, Kenny married the love of his life, Ruth, at her parents house in Ohio. They shared over 63 wonderful years of marriage before she preceded him in death in January, 2013. Kenny, age 87, died two years later, in January, 2015.
Since his death, their house has been empty. It still is deeded to Kenny. Someone eventually removed the abandoned vehicles, and until 2021 someone mowed the yard twice a year. It sits on a very nice piece of acreage, with a little stream in the back. The barn is full of crumbling and rotten detritus, and the house windows are broken and open to the weather and wildlife.
"bldg" - Macro/Distance Landscape (2021)
These are the "buildings" that humans make. From the nano-scale microprocessor to the monumental scale of a multi-story structure, humans are organizing and creating spaces for other humans to occupy and create in. The painting itself is a human-made building.