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This series consists of works where the foundation (canvas) is torn and the "negative space" becomes part of the piece. In some work the various parts of the composition are tied together (literally) by twine, string or wire. When wood is used as a foundation, it is busted and/or marred to crete physical surface tension Sometimes a lighting device is employed in the shallow interior space of wood panels.

Side pocket
Nixed media on canvas
1992
Excalibur
Oil and twine on canvas
4' x 5'
2001
Bummer
Oil and twine on canvas
2010
Trash Can Planet
Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
2010
A  Handsome Smile
Oil and twine on canvas
36" x 42"
2016
I Remember Joshua Tree...
Oil, twine and errors on canvas
2005
Arrowhead
Oil, twine and rock on canvas
4' x 6'
2007
SPA
Oil and twine on canvas
2010
Blue Sky
Oil on wood
38" x 46"
2008
Choir (front)
Oil and gesso on wood panel
2007
Choir (back)
Oil and gesso on wood panel
2007
When does a bush become a shrub?
Oil and colored pencil on wood
22" x 30" x 3"
2009
Death Becomes You
Wood panel, enamel, x-ray, light
34" x 34"
2008
Hollow
Chalk and blackboard paint on wood
2.5' x 5.5'
2009
Foot In The Door
Oil On wood panel, x-ray, lighting fixture
2016
Yesterday I Went To The Zoo
Mixed paint, x - ray, light
30" x 36"
2007
The Wandering Minstrel
Oil and guitar head (with strings) on wood
2009
Natty
Oil and twine on canvas
2011
The Winter Of Spring
Oil and twine o canvas
2012
Along Came A Spider...
Oil and twine on canvas
2013
Will Return, Will Return (front)
Oil on canvas, twine
28" x 30" x 40"
2012
Table Manners
Oil on canvas, collage
2012
Safe House
Oil and chains on canvas
2012
Criss - Cross, Applesauce!
Oil and twine on canvas
2012
Shut My Mouth And Call Me A Cat!
Oil and string on Canvas
2011
Lush Life
Oil on canvas with pencils
2016
The Worms Crawl In...
Oil and twine on canvas
2013
Cat Got Your Tongue?
Mixed media on canvas
2012
Nuttin' In Here But Us Chickins
Oil on canvas, computer keypad
2011
Dislocation
Oil on canvas
2012
Home Incarceration
Oil and twine on ironing board
2012
Vulcan's Bouquet
Lampshade frame, canvas, and chair parts on canvas
2011
Jack
Oil on Canvas
2013
Star Box
OI on canvas
2011
Will Return, Will Return
Ol on canvas, stretcher bars, twine, cardboard
2013
Mantis
2012
Bound Liberation
Oil and twine on canvas
2012
Best Friend
Oil and string on canvas
2011
The Alligator Laughed At The Crocodile
Oil and wire on canvas
2011
City Trees
Oil and twine on canvas
2013
Mr. & Mrs.
Oi, twine and hardware on canvas
2013
Gone Fishin'
Oil, acrylic, branch, thread and roulette on canvas
30" x 43" x 3"
2016
Ghost Town
Oll on canvas
2012
Regarding Morandi
Oil on canvas, twine
32" x 38"
2006