Questions the absurdity of our foreign policy priorities, protecting sources of energy, whose emissions are destroying Earth's fragile ecosystems.

"Danse Macabre"
Questions the absurdity of our foreign policy priorities, protecting sources of energy, whose emissions are destroying Earth's fragile ecosystems.
"Toss the Dice, Find the Bunny"
Will world governments reduce emissions on time to avoid 2 degree celsius warming and catastrophic consequences?
"Early Wednesday Morning" "Early Wednesday Morning"
Why was the arrest of America's climate leaders, Dr. James Hansen, Bill McKibben and Michael Brune at the White House, on Feb. 13, 2013 under-reported in the press?
"Dancin' w' Those Stars" "Dancin' w' Those Stars"
We seek entertainment, oblivious to the tax policies and foreign policy priorities of our elected officials.
"Clue: As If" "Clue: As If"
Secret courts are now so secret that oversight is not possible.
"Yellow, Orange, Red, Green" "Yellow, Orange, Red, Green"
What is the true cost of cheap plastic products - ecologically, financially , militarily?
"La Leche" "La Leche"
Is the will to violence embedded in human nature?
"Oz" "Oz"
Misinformation on global warming persists, in spite of scientific evidence accumulated since 1958.
"Maypole Mayhem" "Maypole Mayhem"
This installation deals with the suppression of news; for example, on the ground events in Afghanistan, unlimited detention by our military without trial, climate change.
"No News Is Good News" "No News Is Good News"
The NDAA bill gives up the first, fifth and sixth Amendments to our Bill of Rights.  Why did it's signing not make the news?
"On the Beach" "On the Beach"
"On the Beach" deals with petroleum dependency.
"Here's Looking at You, Kid.." "Here's Looking at You, Kid.."
Our society is inundated with petroleum products. What is the human and environmental cost of this oil dependency?
"Ode to a Gulf'in Urn" "Ode to a Gulf'in Urn"
Drill, Baby...Drill.....at what cost?
"Jefferson's Lament" "Jefferson's Lament"
Have Jeffersonian principles of democracy been subverted by the Tea Party?
"Oh Say, Can You See?" "Oh Say, Can You See?"
Is there a conflict of interest when generals advise the public on war strategy on TV, while privately consulting for or investing in the military-industrial complex?
"La Toilette" "La Toilette"
s news reporting compromised by the dual ownership of media companies and military manufacturing companies?
 "Pies for Sale"  "Pies for Sale"
Extreme poverty in the Western hemisphere condemns children in Haiti to snack on dried mud.
"Little Red" "Little Red"
Memorial to Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow. Murdered at age 13, in Somalia. Victim of rape. Stoned to death in a stadium.
"2,654 friends" "2,654 friends"
How will childhood change as relationships become virtual, rather than real-time.
 "What Did You Learn In School Today?" "What Did You Learn In School Today?"
Can we claim ignorance of the after-effects of weapons such as Depleted Uranium and Agent Orange? Birth defects and disease haunt both our soldiers and enemy populations.
"Home on the Range" "Home on the Range"
focuses on the American addiction to TV and film; a lifestyle of escapism.
"Yankee Doodle Went to Town " "Yankee Doodle Went to Town "
is based onTom Wesselman's "Still Life No. 28". Whereas Wesselman's work deals with commercialism and sexuality, this painting deals with the abuse of power. The awarding of a no-bid contract to the Vice-President's former company, Halliburton, shows a collusion of corporate and political power, that has never been more transparent."
"Great American News" "Great American News"
engages the viewer in the dangers of the media-military-industrial complex. This painting questions the present-day diminishment of network news.
"Black/Gold" "Black/Gold"
is a conceptual, political painting that ironically\synthesizes various styles of the Post-War era, namely, Abstract-Expressionism, Color Field painting and Pop Art. The export of "culture" and the import of oil has characterized our contemporary experience and way of life. Our stake in the oil fields of the Middle East surely was a contributing factor underlying the attack of 9/11. Black stands for the color of oil and gold, the pursuit of wealth.
"Helen of Troy" "Helen of Troy"
refers to our concepts of beauty which are determined by the culture in which we live. This painting seeks to reveal that schism of difference which underlies cultural antagonisms.
"White House, Your House" "White House, Your House"
comments on the media obsession with sexuality at the expense of the coverage of actual news.
"Cinderella, Who Knew?" "Cinderella, Who Knew?"
deals with violence against women.The myths of Disney did not prepare a generation of women to deal with the possibility of male violence.
"Portrait of Two Women" "Portrait of Two Women"
Gerhard Richter's "Portrait of a Young Woman" glamorized a member of the Baader-Meinhof gang. Conversely, two American heroines, Christine Axsmith and Bunnatine Greenhouse were vilified and fired from their jobs. Bunnatine blew the whistle on no-bid contracts. Christine referred to torture on a personal blog.
"Dusk, Railroad" "Dusk, Railroad"
based on Hopper's, "Railroad Sunset", of 1929, comments on the dissolution of constitutional safeguards to our liberty, enshrined in the Bill of Rights-namely, our right to due process, trial by jury and unlawful search and seizure.
"Old North, Recherchez" "Old North, Recherchez"
deals with the evisceration of language, which degrades into platitudes and propaganda.
"Betsy's Dilemma" "Betsy's Dilemma"
When did it become acceptable to ignore the Geneva Conventions?
"Days at the Races" "Days at the Races"
refers to the debacle of Katrina.
"Button/Mushroom" "Button/Mushroom"
refers to the dangers of nuclear proliferation in aPost-Cold War environment
"B-2/Kukailimoku Blues" "B-2/Kukailimoku Blues"
is an anti-war painting. The Gulf Warwas brought into the living rooms of the American public via television. We watched fascinated as smart bombs fell on the cities of Iraq with pinpoint accuracy. This technological fascination superseded any awareness of the pain and death caused by these bombs
"Mirage" "Mirage"
deals with the ideology of romance in this country. Based on RosenquistÕs "The Light That WonÕt Fail 1", it refers to LacanÕs theory of lack at the base of our endless quest for love.
"Cruise to Kuwait" "Cruise to Kuwait"
is a painting that seeks to reveal the ambiguity of our involvement in the Gulf War. Although the public campaign to enter the war focused on the liberty of the Kuwaiti people, an economic self-interest was clearly also at stake. The lack of public clarity on this issue, lent itself to a kind of doublespeak (where one thing was said, while another was widely held to be true).
"Night, Night, New York" "Night, Night, New York"
is based on Georgia O'Keeffe's"Radiator Building - Night, New York" of 1927. This painting deals with inexpressable grief and loss. O'Keeffe's image of triumphant industrialized cityscape is transposed into an image of absence and vulnerability.
"Safe at Last" "Safe at Last"
"Safe at Last" based on a child hood memory, this painting is an ironic comment on the end of the Cold War.
"BabiYar/Bosnia" "BabiYar/Bosnia"
is influenced by a painting by Andy Warhol. His work, "Before and After", refers to our perception of physical beauty, along racial lines, as influenced by advertisements. However, racial characteristics during the Holocaust could seal your doom. "Babi Yar/Bosnia" ses on that reality. The Aryan concept of racial perfection is not dead. Neo-Nazi movements are currently on the rise, both in Europe and in the United States. Mass executions took place in Bosnia, much as they did in Babi Yar.
"Bosnia/Bobbitt" "Bosnia/Bobbitt"
comments on the obsession of the American media with sexuality at the expense of the coverage of actual news. More Americans were aware of the fate of Mr. Bobbit, than were aware of the re-emergence of Concentration camps in Bosnia in 1992 or the bombardment of Sarajevo.
"The Haywagon" "The Haywagon"
is based on the "Triptych of the Haywain" by Hieronymous Bosch. It depicts the recent exodus of refugees from Kosovo. The Bosch painting is thought to be based on the Flemish proverb, "The world is a haywagon, from which each takes what he can." This composition as used as a point of reference to frame the continuum of greed and megalomania from Bosch's time to the present.
"Elegy" "Elegy"
is composed of pulverized soil painted on a wood panel.It is ameditation on the word land and its multiple meanings.It is a reflection on the carnage and grief brought by theconflict over the land.