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I am a working artist, cultural critic, writer and marketing executive living in Portland, Oregon. The focus of my art and writing is on the departure of humanity from the Holocene into the Anthropocene, how that is changing our lives, affecting our culture, and the way art is created. I'm interested in pointing out unseen connections and revealing ambiguities. 

My paintings focus on the inherent contradictions of what we call beauty in an age when we are increasingly destroying our planetary environment and depleting our natural resources. This would be in contrast to disaster porn. It's the actual duality I'm interested in, when a material can have purpose within the construct of abstract painting and another purpose in our daily lives that is detrimental to the health and sustainability of our planet. 

My writing focuses mainly on three things; cultural criticism, an artist's perspective on life and artful living, and a personal obsession with the late artist Francis Bacon. You can now read my work on Medium.com. Older posts can be found on my Wordpress site as well as this site. 

I'll soon be adding a way to purchase work through this site, both original paintings as well as prints, so check back soon. 

—Odin
June, 2018