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Malkovich

A drawing of John Malkovich in an Altoids tin
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The Red Herrings

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Area 51

My friend Corrie Parks gave me this tin last spring. Dan Bailey brought it back for her after a trip.

I made this little tableau and returned it to her. I didn’t get a photo of the fact that the saucer glows in the dark.

Approximately 2.24″ x 1.2″.

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Velvet Elvis

I made this for Beverly’s mother – she adores Elvis!

The bottom half is floating over velvet, which is a first for me. The dog is a the late Sadie.

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Hope is in the Ocean

Here’s an empty can of clams – well, it was empty.

An old can of bumble bee clams
A woman coming out of a fish holding an anchovy eel
Hope is in the ocean.
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The Ghost in the Grandmother Clock

Tin box shaped like a house

The inspiration for this comes from family, and in particular, my grandmother.

Rosamond Laurie Doran died before I was born, in Panama.  She was a nurse.

The names on the tombstones belong to the dead raccoons that were killed by cars. They are buried in my yard.

graveyard with tombstones

There is a ghost in the clock – shrouded, because I’ve never met this particular ghost.

inside the haunted house

Ghost in the grandmother clock

Symbols of the Doran Family

Above the bolo knife is a painting my grandmother made.  It’s the only thing I have of hers.  It hangs in my dining room, and she signed it. She was quite beautiful.

Rosamond Doran

I often sense that she looks after me.

Grandma Doran's painting

Tiny paper-cut flowers