The final cut paper shadow box for my upcoming show. This map details what little is known about Land of the Dead, and the outlying Pine Island. I made the parchment using a bathtub and a pot of coffee.
This map is the keystone to the whole show, and shows elements of the other pieces on display. It stitches the whole story together.
Some folks in the Land of the Dead are as interested in returning to life as we are in staying alive. Here’s a scene from a prestigious philosophical society in the Land of the Dead – The Resurrection Research Society.
This is 10″ x 10″, shown at the bottom.
Here’s another shadow box for my upcoming show. It makes use of cut-paper shapes. The City of Lost Things (on Pine Island) is where those things that go missing turn up.
This is in a 10″ x 10″ frame. I forgot to photograph it in my studio after it was fully assembled, so here’s a photo from my phone, which shows how it turned out (in a rough, pixely way).
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse remain a favorite theme since my first diorama.
I found this “painting” at a local used “painting” store.
I liked the shadow box frame, and I couldn’t pass up returning the riders to their rides as they ride out.
I started this in 2011. It hung in my studio for several years and I just finished it today by adding the fish bones. The frame is made from old floor boards from my house. The sole is from a pair of Birkenstocks that I wore in the 90’s. To my mind, there are several things happening within this piece, which mostly has to do with being grounded and with “foundation.”