Button In The Garden Of Earthly Delights, 2005-2008
Inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's "The Garden Of Earthly Delights", the central characters in these acrylic paintings of futuristic verdant gardens are Button, the artist's dog, and whimsical figures made of clear plastic clothespins, doll's body parts and sewn pieces, called "Clothespin Freaks". Together, they observe surreal, quasi-botanical forms, which a closer inspection reveals them to be human body parts. The disruptive presence of mankind in "paradise" is neutralized through the body's fragmentation--a destructive process but, ultimately, one that may bring harmony to nature.
Button In The Garden Of Earthly Delights X, 2005
acrylic, blood on wood, 12 inches x 12 inches