Title: Edwina, "Bad" Child or Just a Fashion Maven?
Poetry or Literary Inclusion:
Edwina was thought of as a bad child, but possessed an extraordinarily good sense of fashion. Her sister Marguerite presumed herself Akron's answer to Madame Vionet, but the dress Edwina had been forced to don for her 10th birthday party spoke volumes in contradiction. As Edwina's badness exposed itself as a lengthy and deafening scream, Marguerite in the sitting room called Godfrey in the kitchen to quell the uprising. So much for the cream puff in Edwina's hand. So much for the party. So much for family relations. Marguerite was not deterred. Godfrey was victorious.
Date of Work: November 10, 2008
Size Unframed: 6 7/8" x 7 7/8"
Medium: Watercolor, Gouache, Acrylic, Graphite and Collage
Substrate: Prepared birch plywood panel
Collection - Tom and Carol Benjamin
Title: Yes or no? The eternal question.
Sub Text: A trinity of spirits, always there in the moment: desire, judgement and retribution. Between each sun and moon, joy may follow desire - judgement, joy and finally retribution, judgement. Reward or punishment, the eternal possibilities.
Date of Work: 1997
Size Unframed: 20"x20"
Medium: Acrylic and collage
Collection of Deirdra McAfee - Richmond, Virginia
Title: “Frederick In a Tall Hat”
Sub Text: From Humble beginnings, the hand of divine providence led Frederick all the way to a long island estate with an Italian Garden. Size had come to matter and he now wore the tallest hats he could find.
Category: Drawing - Mixed Media
Date of Work: February 20, 2005
Size Unframed: 6 3/4" x 6 1/4"
Medium: Pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, gouache
Substrate: Prepared wood panel
Collection - Sally Hansell - Roswell, Georgia
Title: Jacob Lyon...In a Bright Youthful Face was Hidden the Dark Side
of the Human Heart
In 1865, while Governor of Idaho, Avarice overtook him. With indifference towards the Nez Perce and their honorable heart, Jacob formed his words and promises with a forked tongue
and abandoned integrity. Escaping back to a world of luxury and Chinese porcelain, he left the tribe to their poverty and disappointment. The battles of 1877 lay ahead and beyond that, years of exile, confinement and abuse. Lyon's legacy continued - the tribe persevered.
Date of Work: April / 2002
Size Framed: 13" x13"
Size Unframed: 12"x12'
Medium: Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor and gouache
Substrate: Gessoed panel
Further Information: From a photograph by Mathew Brady