Oil Paintings 1988- 1995
After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Art, I worked CNA Insurance Companies as a graphic designer for many years. One of their type suppliers gave me free space in their enormous shop where I could paint in oils and not worry about making a mess.
Cold Winds 1995
37” x 48”
Starting as friends and ending as enemies, the cold winds that blow between them only heighten their enmity
Kitchen Theater 1995
39” x 57”
Never a better time to play out our traditional family roles than while making a meal for the family.
Broken Flower 1995
The empty bowl and the hapless man, the broken flower and the kneeling woman. All products of misfortune and lack of connections.
39” x 51”
Then little baby chick that becomes the kapores chicken. The little girl that becomes a woman. What is a precious diversion, can later, become a burden which impedes our forward progress.
Red River 1993
57” x 43”
The blood that binds all us women; virgins, post-partum, the innocent and those that carry burdens of shame.
43” x 57”
She fearlessly leaps forward to the great untrodden future.
No Strings Attached 1992
She laughingly releases her hold on
the past as the lush plant swallows the man tenuously holding on to all his childish baggage.
Simchat Torah 1992
33” x 48”
Here the three ages of man are shown relating to Torah. The young man cannot grasp it. The middle-aged man confidently carries two, the old man leans on it for support.
She eagerly spills the secrets drenching her husband in shame as her friend gleans the goodies.
The Wall 1990
Hiding behind a wall of his own devising, her attempts at reaching around it are for naught.
The Taker 1989
Misshapen from youth, she has gotten used to her helplessness which has slowly turned into gross abuse of her elder mother.
Apollo and Daphne 1991
47” x 33”
Apollo finally reaches Daphne just as she begins her transformation to a tree. Daphne is frozen in disbelief as she realizes how her father saves her from Apollo’s reach.
14” x 62”
The excitement, the frenzy, the calm and the zen of this exercise.
43” x 22”
Fountain of Youth 1988
30" x 40"
A decrepit pool, unused and algae ridden sets the symmetry for this aging community of retirees.