Portfolio > Accidental Abstractions

Inspiration is all around us in our everyday life, and I feel it is my job as an artist to notice them. From a piece of celery that has begun to wilt in the vegetable bin to a refrigerator part that went through the dishwasher, certain actions such as withering or melting turn regular objects into something else, something strange and unfamiliar and even extraordinary. I call them "accidental abstractions" because they are not easily recognized. The forms are then colored in ways that please me. I want you to feel the wonder and beauty of these little things and celebrate them as I do.

Refrigerator Part #2 Dissolve
Watercolor
12"X18"
1992
Flower Power #9
watercolor, pastel
24"X18"
2019
$325
Upside-down Electric Cactus
watercolor/pencil/collage
21"X16"
2011
Refrigerator Part #3
watercolor
16"x12"
1992
$200
Spinning Flower
pastel
8"X12"
2007
$100
Sea Sponge
watercolor
30"X22"
1992
$300
Yellow Rock
watercolor
13"X11"
2007
$200
Flower Circle
watercolor/ink
30"X22"
1989
$500
Untited
pastel
14"X18"
2008
Red Driftwood
watercolor, ink
9"X30"
2007
watercolor flower
watercolor
12"X24"
2010
I, Rock
watercolor/colored pencil
24"X18"
2008
$450
Listening Flower
watercolor
16"x22"
1992
Yellow Sponge on Black
watercolor/ink
10"X13"
1996
$100
Orange Rock
watercolor
22"X28"
2007
$600
Underwater
watercolor
16"X12"
1998
$200
Yellow Driftwood
watercolor/ink
30"x22"
2006
$400
Refrigerator Part #1
watercolor
16"X12"
1990
$200
Celery Past its Prime
mixed
20"X15"
2007
$300