This is my latest paper construction in relief. Here you see two devoted pets, apparently welcoming their mistress home. This image was a long time in the making. At first I had the pair in a foyer, then before a fireplace. Neither worked for me. Finally I hit on the idea of a Mid Century interior. Doing the abstract painting was particularly fun.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Here I am poking fun at myself for so frequently misplacing things. I Actually did a You Tube tutorial on how to find lost objects. One thing they said is that they are frequently nearby and in an obvious spot. Here the cat is "hidden" on complementary tiles, and the black umbrella (how many have I lost?) is tucked away against the dark wall.
Shirley and Serge
My college courses in English poetry taught me about the power of alliteration, hence the two S words in the title. The cat is called Serge because he looks like a Russian Blue. The woman is based on a figure drawing I did at the Society of Illustrators in NYC many years ago. The reclining model had her hand in a fist. I added the paper. Perhaps she has received some bad news?
The Executive's Wife
This picture hangs in our home office and I see it as I type this. I think it has a big presence. I have created an interior which is all business and very sleek. The executive's door is open, as is his drawer. This suggests a certain flow of energy. The most personal object is the picture of his wife, which I think he glances at and takes comfort from during his busy days.
Hans is Home Alone Today
Here you see a blue eyed Weimaraner with that lovely tawny coat. He is in an elegant setting, standing over his ball. It is a well-appointed room but an empty one, with no one for him to play with....
I called this Stare because that's what cat do. Who knows what they're thinking? I was particularly pleased with my design of the dresser, which incorporates ionic capitals. Reflections in mirrors are a favorite theme in my work.