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Interpretations: Oscar Wilde

2018 Inktense, walnut ink, charcoal, conte, pastel, tempera paint. 45 x 33″ This drawing was displayed at the Kreft Gallery, Concordia University Ann Arbor.  For full explanation of image, see blog.

Interpretations: The Red Kimono

2017 Inktense, walnut ink, charcoal, white acrylic, conte, pastel. 33 x 44″ For full explanation of the image, see blog.


Quill pen, ink, colored pencil, 18″ x 24″ Summer, 2016. Donor’s Choice Honorable Mention, Ink & Clay; Kellogg Art Gallery, 2016. 8th Annual Drawing Discourse Exhibition, University of North Carolina Asheville, 2017. Juror: Scott Noel.

Breakout or Outbreak: Which Will It Be?

Oil and Pastel, 70″ x 138″ January 2016 This image was inspired while drawing for several hours as the carousel at Griffith Park spun around and up and down. Form was developed only until it began to interfere with motion. Objects were allowed to disintegrate and dissolve into one another. Initially the bottom of the […]

Silent Screams

Oil and pastel on paper, 90″ x 90″ June 2015 This composition evolved from the lithograph of the same title. Although the horses are of a corresponding configuration (flipped in the lithograph due to the nature of printing), the architecture is used in this image to emphasize the circular motion of the carousel. The focus […]

Tunnel Book: The Pageantry of the Carousel

  Lithograph, watercolor, acrylic. 9.5″ x 10″ May 2015 Tunnel books, arranged to simulate a three-dimensional illusion, originated in the 1700’s and were inspired by stage sets. However, its name has a surprising source. In England this form of book was used to advertise a newly built tunnel under the Thames River. The tunnel itself […]

Mobius Venus

  A voluptuous mobius, inspired by the work of M.C. Escher. This Venus represents the many ways women must twist themselves and the boundless energy required in raising children, working, and maintaining a home. It is 9″ x 7.75″ x 4″, including the masculine base. The Venus is hand carved from cherry; the base from […]