Magma
2021
wooden box, Mardi Gras beads
Sun Showers
2021
cold wax, styrofoam, porcelain dishes, sand, wire, frame
The Garden of Eden
2019
window, oil paint, toy animals and people, artificial plants and flowers, lights
16" x 24"

The Garden of Eden was created as a commission for an office environment without windows. The glass window can be raised to access a switch to turn on a light inside the piece.

Climate Change
2020
China tea sets, styrofoam, cold wax, frame, artificial grass
20 3/4" x 24 3/4"

Climate Change is about the upcoming catastrophic changes to come for our planet.

The falling porcelain dishes and a comment on our lack of knowledge and ability to predict

what will happen.

Disaster
2020
Frame, styrofoam, glitter, artificial trees, polymer clay, wire

The Covid 19 pandemic was accompanied by other disasters: huge fires in California and a scary asteroid coming close to earth. I added a few other natural catastrophes to complete the set.

Bad Housekeeping
2020
Frame, wooden box, dollhouse furniture and accessories, acrylic paint

Bad Housekeeping is about upheaval and chaos. Although the piece has a playful side, it has a disturbing premise. During the Covid19 quarantine, live were upturned and disrupted in many ways. Sometime it was like turning a house full of furniture upside down.

A Large Cat Comes
2020
Cold wax, oil paint, porcelain dolls, sewing machine needles, wire, styrofoam, wooden box and frame
21" x 27"

A Large Cat Comes is an analogy for the Covid 19 pandemic. The dark gigantic animal comes from a dark place and is clearly dangerous. Humans, clearly naive, are the victims of this devastating disease.

Mexican Grandchild
2020
Assemblage

In January 2020 I took a three week tour of the Mexican Highlands. Visiting many churches adorned with gold and riches, contrasting to the impoverished local population caused me anguish.

I bought a baby Jesus like the ones Catholic people take to the church on Christmas. He is presented here as an offering surrounded by richs.

Glow In The Dark Mary
2020
Assemblage

Glow in the dark Mary is made from a painting, seashells, and pom poms. Mary rules over this magical environment peacefully.

Invasive Species
2016
Assemblage
36" x 38" 24"

Found frame, silk flowers, fabric, silver vase, vintage crochet, wood, vintage ceramic objects, artificial fruit


A quiet still life overtaken with wisteria vines.




Starry Night with Flying Saucers
2014
Assemblage
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.

Banquet Still-Life with Lobsters
2017
Assemblage
29” x 42” x 6”


Oil, fabric, plastic fruit and lobster, oysters and crabs, found objects, paper mache", polymer clay


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




Girl with the Pearl Earring
2014
Assemblage
23 ¾” x 28” x 3”


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.


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.

Still Life with Dirty Dishes
2018
Assemblage
23 1/2" x 25" x 4"



oil paint, wooden frame, fabric, vintage crochet, melamine dishes, silk flowers, plastic fruit


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.

Two Black Birds
2013
Assemblage
27" x 27 ½"



Wicker basket, sea shells, fabric, fake birds, real bird's nest, polymer clay asparagus and mushrooms, silk flowers. Background oil paint and glaze



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




Target
2019
Wood, game cards and pieces
26" x 26"
Target
2019
Wood, playing cards and pieces, paint
26" x 26"
The Only Farm We Have
2019
frame, wood, artificial trees, toy farm animals, people and house
15" x 18"
A Place for Animals
2019
wood, plastic animals and trees
23" w x 30" h

I created a safe environment for animals to live. This piece is about conservation and also freedom and wildness.

Needle Boxes
2019
assemblage
12.5" x 32"
Sewing machine needle boxes and found objects
Swirls
2015
beeswax, paraffin, beads on board
56" x 70" x 6"
Small beeswax leaves are attached to wooden panel to create feathery wings. The "jewel" circles and ovals accentuate the soft wings.
Moonlight over Lake Lanier
2018
Picture frame, Yupo, excelsior, styrofoam, wire, bamboo, polymer clay, paint
40" x 51" x 9"

In the late 1950's Lake Lanier was created in N.E. Georgia by filling vast valleys and farmlands with water covering many small town. This assemblage depicts the structures underwater.

The Places You'll Go
2017
Assemblage of game boards, toy airplanes and toy trains.
98" x' 51"

The Places You'll Go began with three vintage airplanes and some game boards from my childhood. I was unsure what the piece was about until later when I realized it was about my longing to travel.

Invasive Species
2017
Mixed media
37" x 35" x 20"
Found frame, antique silver vase and ceramic objects, fabric, wood, antique crochet fabric, artificial fruit and flowers.
Childhood
2017
frame, dolls, toy bears, paper mache deer, artificial greenery, lights, acrylics
35" x 43" x 8"

This piece is about fear and uncertainty, helplessness, and caring entities.

Food Pyramid
2015
Plastic food, candy, polymer clay, acrylic paint in custom made wooden box
37" x 37" x 37" x 43 1/2" x 3 3/4"

This piece is a commentary on what foods people actually eat as opposed to what the U.S. government's pyramid for dietary guidelines.

Food Pyramid
2015
Plastic food, candy, polymer clay, acrylic paint in custom made wooden box
37" x 37" x 37" x 43 1/2" x 3 3/4"

This piece is a commentary on what foods people actually eat as opposed to what the U.S. government's pyramid for dietary guidelines.

Numbers Game
2018
Game pieces, puff balls,pipe cleaners, acrylic paint
31 1/2" x 42"
Assemblage of pieces from a numbers game for children along with parts from an anatomy puzzle
How to Lay a Fire
2015
found painting and wood scraps, purchased wooden toy parts
21 1/2" x 28 1/2"


3D assemblage of wood scraps and toy parts on top of found broken painting

How to Lay a Fire
2015
found painting and wood scraps, purchased wooden toy parts
21 1/2" x 28 1/2"


3D assemblage of wood scraps and toy parts on top of found broken painting

Momma Told You Not To Fight
Action figures, wood panel, acrylic paint, fabric
Assemblage of wrestler figures and scolding women
This piece was inspired by my acquaintance with the sister of Lex Luger, the famous wrestler, and hearing the story of his paralysis.

Men and Girls
2000
Wooden box, action figures, girl toy figures, sewing machine needles
20" x 25"
Assemblage of male figures and female figures. This piece is about compassion, caring and vulnerability.
Killing Fish
2013
wooden frame, taxidermy fish, action figures, computer boards
20" x 22"
I was learning to fish when I created this piece about man's war on fish.
Lobsters
2012
Plastic Lobsters, action figures, plastic alligators, beads, plastic toys
32" x 48"
Colorful assemblage of large plastic lobsters and action figures. An expression of pure fun!
Spirit
2009
wood, copper
12" x 40" varies
Assemblage of crafted shapes to create layers of color and movement.
Reflections of Childhood
2005
mirror, wire, porcelain dolls, beads, toys
12" x 26"
Duplicate dancer top and bottom create a type of reflection repeated in the mirror background.
Mirror with Lee's Animals
2009
mirror, wood, vintage bobby pins and card, plastic comb, plaster, copper, chrystals
14" x 25"
A mirror an assemblage of found wooden and copper animal shapes.
Anatomy Puzzle
2006
beads, framed photo, puzzle pieces, vintage toys, plastic guns and fish on board
34" x 34"
Assemblage of anatomy puzzle pieces, beads, plastic guns and benign 3D fish picture. This piece was created in the wake of school shootings in Minnesota.