I consider it a great honor to have been given a museum retrospective in my lifetime. My show Thoughts About Life and Death (Nov 20, 2009 - Feb 7, 2010) at the Taubman Museum of Art featured selections from over fifteen years of work, including my Inaccurate Maps, Primeval Times and City Series:

This was to be the last show before my dramatic change in style that resulted from breaking both arms in a bike wreck, so it's kind of the pinnacle of that chapter of my life. I created several pieces specifically for Thoughts About Life and Death, including Sexy City, a four-color etching, and An Inaccurate Map of Roanoke, a painting that is now part of the Taubman's permanent collection:

An Inaccurate Map of Roanoke, 2009. Oil and ink on paper
Collection Taubman Museum of Art

The museum also purchased my etching Poster for an Imaginary Natural History Museum:

Poster for an Imaginary Natural History Museum, 2009. Etching

You can still buy posters of An Inaccurate Map of Roanoke at the museum gift shop.

Opening weekend with Taubman Executive Director David Mickenberg
and my dear friend Leah Stoddard.