Tin Triptych

Tin Triptych

Vintage tins (including a watercolor paint box, coffee can, lunch box, souvenir tray, cheese container, toy train, and mailbox), applied to three plywood panels with brass brads

This piece is a word play on a three panel triptych and a trip across the USA. Each state is made from a tin that represents a historical fact about the state. (For example, the Oregon tin has several hearts on it because they got statehood on Valentine’s Day.)  In addition, the background is made to represent the exterior of an airstream trailer.

52” x .5” x 34”

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Parrot Head

Parrot Head

Hotel key cards gathered by the tour manager from all the employees on a Jimmy Buffet road tour (see Margaritaville Resort cards), a Jimmy Buffet autograph, and plywood.

17” x .5” x 34”

Using My Heads

Using My Heads

An antique folk art medicine cabinet, my collection of vintage, carved wood heads (many are prototypes from doll and teddy bear maker Robert Raikes), vintage brass crown and label frames, and inked letters from an antique printing set on labels

17” x 5” x 29”

You're My Type

You're My Type

Pigment of My Imagination

Pigment of My Imagination

Cupboard door from Naylor’s Paint Store in Venice, California, my mom’s cutting board, vintage tin wings, and inked letters from an antique printing set.

The door was on the cabinet below the paint shaker machine. The “Jackson Pollack” look was from 25 years of a paint can exploding every now and then.

25” x 2” x 28”

Something Written in Stone

Something Written in Stone

Vintage wood tray, turn of the century pyrography glove box, inked letters from an antique printing set, and found stones

When we visited a lighthouse, I looked down and noticed a stone that had an “e” engraved by nature. Knowing that an “e” is rare to find in nature, I decided to look for L, O, and V stones. It took about 2 hours.

15” x 3” x 9”

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Triptych, Peace and Love, About Face, About Time, Mirror Cat, Seascape

11 panels, 4 pillars, and 3 sections each 112” x 16” x 65”

Guardian Angel, Love, I’d Love to Go to Holland, Wooden Shoe? So. California Republic, Great Wall of China, American Quilt, Raining Cats and Dogs, Baseball Motherhood and Apple Pie, Icon, American Taxpayer

15 panels, 5 pillars, and 4 sections each 95” x 16” x 65”

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Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

Grouted vintage china pieces with a dog and hotdog theme include dog figurines, ashtrays, salt and pepper shakers, plates, a holder for glasses, a bank, an antique Staffordshire dog, and handmade ceramic letters

50” x 2” x 57”

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Good Morning America Flag

Good Morning America Flag

Homage to Jasper Johns

Homage to Jasper Johns

Read, White and Barnes and Noble

Read, White and Barnes and Noble

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Farmer's Market Flag

Farmer's Market Flag

Wood, metal, and paper stickers that make up the shopping carts at the historic Farmer’s Market at 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles.

The green and white flag is made from parts of historic wooden shopping carts from the Farmer’s Market, a famous landmark in LA since 1934. The market is next to CBS Studios and is a popular tourist destination. The flag includes every part of the iconic, handmade shopping carts that are used at the market. I made two of these flags. The other one is on display at the Farmer’s Market with an artist’s plaque. 

53” x 2” x 42”