Pieces by Size > Large (up to 60 in.)

A mixed media painting using paper, photos, and ink, this piece represents all that we are scared of in the world and how we might find safety.
God of The Ideal and Actual
Paper, ink, acrylic, oil, and photos on wood panel
24.00 W x 36.90 H x 0.25 in.


Holding my 15-mo-old daughter while riding the bus back from the galleries, I marveled at how safe she must feel to sleep among all the clamor.

I began to consider what that feeling would (could?) be like for an adult - to feel that safe, that protected - and I pictured a giant holding a curled up human, while life and all its intricacies danced around it.

After about a year and a half and many additions and subtractions, this is what came out - a seemingly at first glance tumultuous image, encompassing all the different ways we can be hurt, yet also, underneath, a sense of order, serenity, and safety. A feeling of being at home in the world.

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FRAMED: No (wall preview may show piece framed for illustration purposes)
SIGNED: Yes, initials on front and full signature on back

**PLEASE NOTE: Wood panel that this piece is on has a slight bend to it. Hanging screws and wire attached if you'd like to mount unframed.