Keith Sklar
DetailHorse Ties Camel To tracksDisguises Are Shed(detail) Camel Calls Horse Onto the CarpetNight VisionHorse and Camel Meet On the Open Plain
Actual Size Series
Actual Size makes evident issues of scale that arise in the viewer's experience with reproductions of art online. Actual Size features miniature paintings as small as 1 x 2 inches, plus one monumental scale work.

The flat-screen, acrylic on masonite paintings take as their subject the situation of a camel and horse in the desert, iconic subjects in a mythic place. Using densely layered imagery in a flattened perspective, the paintings reference everything from classic Spaghetti westerns, biblical stories, roadrunner cartoons, old master paintings, sex, paranoia, and the political climate of the new millennia.