40x30; oil on canvas; 2012. A popular pastoral and romantic image throughout all western art, re-imagined with 3 of the graces admired in our own time- Slick, Jones and Kelly- dancing mosh pit style.
36x36; oil on canvas; 2012. Genesis tells us Abraham conceived a son with his slave, Hagar, and when his wife also gave birth to a son, she compelled him to banish the slave. Her son. Ishmael, is considered the progenitor of the Arabic people, and is revered in the Koran.
24x36; oil on canvas; 2011. A tribute to the man who first explored macabre imagery, pin ups, broad comedy and low subject matter. His work encompasses all the concerns of pop surrealism.... except for the pop element. But he does have the iconic can.
Oil on canvas; 48”X24"; 2011. In the Uncle Remus tale, the Fox constructs a "baby" from a lump of tar. When the Rabbit comes along she addresses it amiably, but receives no response. The Rabbit becomes offended by Tar Baby's lack of manners, punches it, and becomes stuck. Here the Fox offers the captive Rabbit options for her demise.
Oil on canvas, 2012.
Lucifer Son Of The Morning, I'm Gonna Chase You Out Of Earth il on canvas48”X36", 2011 JayZ's “Lucifer” sampled the Max Romeo song “Chase The Devil”, but didn’t include the full chorus, ”I gonna put on an iron shirt, and chase Satan out of eart'... I gonna send him to outer space, to find another race.” The armor, and futility of the mission bring to mind Don Quixote, who mistakes a windmill for a giant, much as our heroine mistakes the evil in her nature for a space traveling monster.
24x66; oil on structure; 2012. Guiding spirit of the show, "Ice Loves Coco," Coco Austin, rivals St. Teresa for ecstasy, but her rococo form proves dangerous. form can do harm.
Dee Dee Met A Nurse That He Could Go For; Closed Altar Piece; 48x60" closed: 96x60" open; oil on structure; 2012. The fruition of a life long dream to paint a working altar piece. This one was constructed by master carpenter Robert Borstrom, and it is a tribute to nursing. The inside reveals a pieta with Dee Dee Ramone, who wrote the song that gives this piece its name.
Dee Dee Met A Nurse That He Could Go For; Open Altar Piece; 48x60" closed: 96x60" open; oil on structure; 2012. The fruition of a life long dream to paint a working altar piece. This one was constructed by master carpenter Robert Borstrom, and it is a tribute to nursing. The inside reveals a pieta with Dee Dee Ramone, who wrote the song that gives this piece its name.
26x40; oil on birch panel; 2012. Christian, Jewish and Muslim tradition reference Gog and Magog as first creatures, giants, and key players in the end times. Here we see them as the revived remains of the ogre Popeye fought in "Sindbad the Sailor"
Mars and Jupiter Throw the Brakes on Gaia 48x36; oil on canvas; 2012. Again the end times involve a 2 headed monster. Here Mars and Venus disrupt earth's course at the end of the Mayan calendar, causing a polar shift impacting the worlds flora, fauna, angels and devils. In mayan cosmology, earth sits on the back of a turtle.
Oil on wood panel; 48”X72"; 2011. The former Black Panther, scholar, prisoner's rights advocate and vice presidential candidate is seen here engaged in muscularly symbolic behavior in this, her least favorite portrait.
60x30; oil on canvas; 2011. The age old argument about how behavior is shaped, here portrayed by two allegorical figures. Nature is presented as Moonbeam McSwine, a Li'L Abner character of horrific sloth and odor. Nurture represents the warm, smothering embrace of civilization. Both figures are tethered.
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, and Thou Oil on canvas; 24”X36"; 2011 In a quotation from the epic poem The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a contortionist on the Vaudeville stage finds a moment of tranquility in the arms of her beloved.
In the End Times, all the relics of saints, in churches around the world, all go to heaven.
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