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