Spirit (Guardian and Protector), mixed media on paper, 16"x20", 2010
Untitled Collage no.1, mixed media on paper, 6"x9", 2010
Spirit (A Time for Passing), mixed media on paper, 12"x15", 2010
Untitled Collage no.3, mixed media on paper, 14"x18", 2009
Untitled Collage no.4, mixed media on paper, 14"x18", 2009
Untitled #2, 8"x10", mixed media on paper, 2009
The Mountain of Yesterday's Burden, gouache and graphite on paper, 20"x16", 2009
Black Flag, graphite on paper, 22"x30", 2009
Everlasting Light, graphite and ground pastel on paper, 22"x30", 2010
Phenomena Project
Social Progress Through Contemporary Art
William Crump

My work is a romantic version of a distinctly American question: how to cross the desert between our heroes and ourselves. In my recent paintings and drawings I've explored the idea of being caught between who we thought we should become and what we in fact have become. We stare at the chasm between reality and fantasy, crossable only by imagination and sentimental longing. Through this lens I've sought to remake our past dreams into a more forgiving view of our present circumstances, while offering a glimpse of another world just beyond our reach.