Wall Flowers Turn to Shine 48" x 48" acrylic on canvas

Shiny metal hand grasping the picture of the Tree Orchid is a literal interpretation, giving the viewer more than one way to look at an old saying.

Bell and point of a Jestor's Cap. The bell represents the happy side of a jester, while the downward curving point illustrates the hidden sad side.

Little White Lie
24" x 36"
acrylic on canvas

Hands crossed, as if behind the back, with white material representing the white lie.

Pow Wow with a Mystic Bloom


54"x48" acrylic on canvas

Shrinking figure having a Po Wow with stamenes in a mystic bloom.

Three arms positioned in a way to denote rhythm.

Ribbons of Life two canvases 30" x 24" each 30" x 48" total acrylic on canvas

Tumble Dry

30 x 36" acrylic on canvas

Arms and legs tumbling in a dryer instead of clothing that would cover them.

A Bow With a Bow
54" x 48"
acrylic on canvas

A visual play on two words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

Baby Frog
36" x 20"

Trio of Arms 20" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

Jestor's Cap 30" x 24" acrylic on canvas

Rainbow Popcorn  24" x 30"    acrylic on canvas

Popped rainbow colored kernel mimics a cloud above colored corn.

Shrinking figure in a crossed leg position becoming smaller and smaller to be able to sit among stamens in a flower.

Mind Games 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas

Perspective is askew as is the subject of a man playing chess with a pawn. Both play games with your mind.

Gathering of He/She  48" x 54" acrylic on canvas

Think of what it would be like if plants gathered human specimens in another reality as humans gather plant specimens here.

Tools of the Trade 
36" x 20"
acrylic on canvas

The sense of sight, touch and the use of pencil and brush are the tools used to make art.

Column Amaryllis 22" x 32"
acrylic on canvas

Columns represent the stately stalks of Amaryllis

36" x24"
acrylic on canvas

Once upon a time our ancestors lived out in the open, now our path has taken us to live behind doors.

911 Shattered 24" x 36" acrylic on canvas

15" x 11"

Form of a man emerging from rock.
Ribbons represent life as it flows through square holes and round pegs, illustrating that sometimes we fit and sometimes we don't.
Painting of a newborn baby overlapping a frog, a visual play on the similarity.

My Mother Me acrylic on canvas 23" x 36"

Gesture shared by both my mother and me, since my mother has passed away she is in represented in glass.

Skin and Bones 30" x 23" acrylic on canvas

How the human form may appear to a dolphin using both sight and sonar.

Reaching for Pearls of Wisdom
20" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

World Trade Center embraced by a shattered arm that could not protect the people within.
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