The dictionary describes babel as a confusion of noises or voices. This piece refers to the tower of Babel. In my version each crow is speaking a different language. Each bird has his own needs and the top one really is the top bird with his own sparkly acquisitions. The bottom bird just wants a place to lay his head. Each bird is unaware of the beautiful world around him and if each would just glance away from comparison with the other two, he just might find joy.
mixed media, 2016
They gathered in the greenhouse each month to debrief and discuss the highlights of their last outing, then to dream up their next wild adventure.
acrylic paint on canvas, 2016
paper mache sculpture with recycled items 2013
Curator's Award artEAST show Crow/Raven: Magic and Mystery 2014
What if our ancestors walked among us and found joy in our joy?
acrylic paint on vintage door with buttons, glitter and wood ephemera
27" x 43"
If I were a bit more bold I would make one of these and carry it out into the world whenever I needed it. Hopefully the crows would follow, and I wouldn't trip.
acrylic paint on canvas with added paper and ephemera
24" x 30"
The contest quickly turned into a grin, a laugh, and a chortle. Bet you didn't know birds could chortle...
mixed media in vintage frame 20.5" x 23"
The label says, I kept a close rein on Benny, for I knew that just the slightest encouragement would spark him into a burst of speed.
I wish I could ride on the back of a crow...just once.
2014 mixed media