Garden of Original Sin, 4'x8' pastel on canvas
A dangerous arrangement was cut in the garden. Eve’s punishment remains a lived experience for those taught they are created second. Deep in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains the holy word is alive. Politics tremor like trumpets and shotguns in the hills. The land holds a mighty tradition, and the garden offers the fruit of intellectual freedom. The native plants grow through these paintings and sculptures - azalea and muscari, dogwood and iris.
The serpent followed Eve from the garden. He slips inside the vessel and dances naked with the flowers. Drawn from pastel, he licks the dust from the canvas. His body makes ominous steely lines that weave between stems. Nature’s trophies - domestic arrangements on the side table. But something wild seduces from within the flowers, pushing deeper to know the softness of the petals, awakening to the awareness of their beauty laid bare, waiting to be plucked from the garden.
A Serpent in the Garden, with Micah Rosenblatt and Alex Crowder 18"x24" Cold rolled torch bent sold steel, 1/4 hot rolled steel plate, Delphinium, Queen Anne's Lace, Lilly, Cornflower,
Speaking in Tongues, in collaboration with Micah Rosenblatt and Alex Crowder 18"x24", Cold Rolled torch bent solid steel, hot rolled 1/4" steel plate, Chocolate Scabiosa, Queen Anne's Lace, Sea oat Grass, Amaranthus, Snake Alium Onion, Cat Tail, family heirloom vessel
Holy Wine in the Blue Studio, 47x53" pastel on canvas
A Dangerous Arrangement, 47"x53", pastel on canvas
Birth from Anthurium, 47"x53" pastel on canvas
The Serpent and the Wandering Jew, 47"x53" pastel on canvas
Snake Handler and Bodega Rose, Pastel on Canvas 14"x20"
Memories of the Garden, Pastel on Velvet 14"x14"
Snaking Elephant Ear, 20"x20" pastel on canvas
Mating Dance, in collaboration with Micah Rosenblatt and Alex Crowder 55"x 30" Cold Rolled Solid Steel, Glass, Rotating Motor, Cement, Delphinium, Queen Anne's Lace, Cat Tail, Sea Oat Grass, Chocolate Scabiosa, White Nigella, Amaranthus, Geranium leaf, Muscarui, Lilly, Corn Flower, Snake Alium Onion,