Banquet Still-Life with Lobsters
2015
Oil, fabric, plastic fruit and lobster, oysters and crabs, found objects, paper mache", polymer clay
29” x 42” x 6”



Still Life with Lobster is constructed from a 4" deep wooden box attached to a picture frame. The objects inside are made from various materials including fabric, polymer clay, glass, oyster shells, found objects, altered artificial fruit and seafood.

This piece is a parody of a painting by Dutch artist Abraham van Beyeren. It is a three dimensional recreation of the Old Masters painting. I've played with the image, plugging in my own components all the while treading a thin line trying not to transform the sublime into the ridiculous. 2015

Two Black Birds
2013
wicker basket, sea shells, fabric, fake birds, real bird's nest, polymer clay asparagus and mushrooms, silk flowers. Background oil paint and glaze
27" x 27 ½"


Two Black Birds is a parody of an Old Masters still life painting.

It is made from a wicker basket, sea shells, fabric, fake birds, real bird's nest, polymer clay asparagus and mushrooms, silk flowers. Background oil paint and glaze

Still Life with Dirty Dishes
2013
oil paint, wooden frame, fabric, vintage crochet, melamine dishes, silk flowers, plastic fruit
23 1/2" x 25" x 4"

Still Life with Dirty Dishes is a parody of the still life paintings of the Old Masters. The background is painted with a subtle landscape and a drape is placed in the upper left corner. The less than pristine plates, cups and bowls are jammed into the wooden frame with fruit scattered about.

Still Life with Dirty Dishes
2013
oil paint, wooden frame, fabric, vintage crochet, melamine dishes, silk flowers, plastic fruit
23 1/2" x 25" x 4"

Still Life with Dirty Dishes is a parody of the still life paintings of the Old Masters. The background is painted with a subtle landscape and a drape is placed in the upper left corner. The less than pristine plates, cups and bowls are jammed into the wooden frame with fruit scattered about.

Starry Night with Flying Saucers
2014
It is made from bits of yarns cut to emulate brush strokes. Yarn wrapped actions figures, toy motorcycles and flying saucers complete the piece
33’ x 39” x 4”

Starry Night with Flying Saucers is a parody of the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. It is made from bits of yarns cut to emulate brush strokes. Yarn wrapped actions figures, toy motorcycles and flying saucers complete the piece. 2014

Starry Night with Flying Saucers
2013
It is made from bits of yarns cut to emulate brush strokes. Yarn wrapped actions figures, toy motorcycles and flying saucers complete the piece
33’ x 39” x 4”

Starry Night with Flying Saucers is a parody of the famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. It is made from bits of yarns cut to emulate brush strokes. Yarn wrapped actions figures, toy motorcycles and flying saucers complete the piece. 2014

Food Pyramid
2015
Wooden box, toy food, polymer clay, wire, acrylic paint, candy
37" x 37" x 37" x 43 1/2" x 3 3/4"

My interest in food and health led to the creation of my Food Pyramid, a parody of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, and contains the food that a lot of people actually eat.


Food Pyramid
2015
Wooden box, toy food, polymer clay, wire, acrylic paint, candy
37" x 37" x 37" x 43 1/2" x 3 3/4"

My interest in food and health led to the creation of my Food Pyramid, a parody of the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, and contains the food that a lot of people actually eat.

Invasive Species
2016
found frame, silk flowers, fabric, silver vase, vintage crochet, wood, vintage ceramic objects, artificial fruit
36" x 38" 24"

A quiet still life overtaken with wisteria vines.

Invasive Species
2016
found frame, silk flowers, fabric, silver vase, vintage crochet, wood, vintage ceramic objects, artificial fruit
36" x 38" 24"

A quiet still life overtaken with wisteria vines.

Girl with the Pearl Earring
2014
The figure is from a Bratz hair and fingernail doll. The turban is made from silk and the dress handmade from wool fabric. I tried to carefully copy the fabrics and styles of the era in which the painted was completed. Oh yes, there is a flip phone to complete the piece.
23 ¾” x 28” x 3”


Girl with the Pearl Earring is a parody of the famous painting. The figure is from a Bratz hair and fingernail doll. The turban is made from silk and the dress handmade from wool fabric. I tried to carefully copy the fabrics and styles of the era in which the painted was completed.

Oh yes, there is a flip phone to complete the piece. 2014