augury

augury

 24 x 36" Acrylic, ink, lace, metal, ladybugs, trash, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

 

"THE UNDERSTORY"  

SHOW CONCEPT

 

The plants that grow at the lowest level of a forest canopy have adapted to utilize the light that filters down through the tallest trees above them.  These shade tolerant plants, seedlings, saplings, trees and herbs are collectively known as the forest’s “understory.”  They have evolved to be creatively persistent, patient, and opportunistic.  On my walks through the cathedral-like deciduous forests in Northeast Tennessee, I was often inspired by this humble network of determined species that hugged the ground. 

 

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cry of the messenger

cry of the messenger

  24 x 36" Acrylic, ink, oil, pencil, resin, wasp nest on panel, 2011

   Detail of wasp nest and layered grasses...

 Detail of wasp nest and layered grasses...

go tell the others

go tell the others

24 x 36" Acrylic, ink, oil, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

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sepulture

sepulture

24 x 22" Acrylic, bird skeleton, ink, lace, ladybugs, metal, oil, resin, tortoise shells, trash on panel, 2011

  Detail of tortoise shell, ladybugs, deceased bird, baroque elements and painted grasses... 

Detail of tortoise shell, ladybugs, deceased bird, baroque elements and painted grasses... 

woven

woven

12 x 36" Acrylic, black widow spider, ink, oil, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

  Detail of black widow, painted grasses... 

Detail of black widow, painted grasses... 

sing me awake

sing me awake

36 x 12" Acrylic, ink, ladybugs, monarch butterfly, oil, pencil, resin, trash on panel, 2011

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Detail of monarch butterfly.. 

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the unfamiliarity of strangeness

the unfamiliarity of strangeness

36 x 12" Acrylic, ink, lace, ladybugs, metal, oil, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

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the invisible audience

the invisible audience

36x30" Acrylic, bones, feathers, ink, lace, leaves, metal, oil, pencil, resin, string, teeth and trash on panel, 2011

  Detail of pile of pretty trash.... 

Detail of pile of pretty trash.... 

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Song of the harbinger

Song of the harbinger

30 x 24"  Ladybugs, twig, wire mesh, trash, paint, resin on panel, 2011

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her own private downpour

her own private downpour

22 x 18" Acrylic, ink, ladybugs, metal , pencil, resin, wasp nest on panel, 2011

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Detail of wasp nest with ladybugs... 

  Detail of wasp nest with ladybugs... 

Detail of wasp nest with ladybugs... 

the wayward gardener

the wayward gardener

28 x 18" Acrylic, ink, oil, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

 

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deconstruction of a tart

deconstruction of a tart

24 x 18" Acrylic, ink, oil, pencil, resin on panel, 2011

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