Texas iconography is naturally loaded; Ideas related to tradition, geography and stereotype meet those surrounding trend, irony and self-expression. Objects, along with people and places, can be the holders of multiple, often contrasting, things at once, and I am interested in how their context and our own experiences greatly inform the ways we encounter them. 


In my most recent work, I use painting as a way of re-examining and reclaiming parts of my Texas upbringing by bringing Texas iconography into conversation with elements informed by digital experience. I am particularly interested in the ways information is gained and lost as it moves through the different channels of our experience and how our understanding of truth and identity can be dynamic and nuanced throughout the course of our lives.

Please contact me directly for pricing on available works.

Email: calhanhale@gmail.com

Instagram: @calpaca