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 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.
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 riches.
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 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 painting was completed.
Oh yes, there is a flip phone to complete the piece.
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.
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
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.
3D assemblage of wood scraps and toy parts on top of found broken painting
This piece is a commentary on what foods people actually eat as opposed to what the U.S. government's pyramid for dietary guidelines.