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A Modern Prophet

A Modern Prophet

medium: oil
One can see hope and inspiration in one’s own time. Look beyond the books of old; and see the prophets of our own day. The words are written, songs are sung and pictures are drawn. It is up to each of us to take heed. We should open our eyes to a world that is; and then open our mind to a world that could be. Imagine our world with no need for bars on our windows and locks on our doors.
30" H x 4" W

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Deconstructing the Eve Myth

Deconstructing the Eve Myth

medium: two acrylic paintings, on canvas, sliced and woven together to create one image


Women are always working against the negative stereotype that was set forth in the groundwork in many religions. In the story of Adam and Eve…Eve is the Tempest...using her sex and her wits to manipulate and coerce Adam to go against G-d’s warning to not take from this tree. And (although there are some sects of religions which do their best to rewrite these misinterpretations) the damage has been done. Stories like this one need to be broken down and recognized for its original manipulative purpose. The Adam & Eve/apple & snake interpretation was created to enforce a cast system between men and women…aimed to undermine any power a woman may have in society. It's time to deconstruct the Eve Myth.
20" H x 16" W

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Who's Your Puppet-Master?

Who's Your Puppet-Master?

medium: acrylic & metallics
36" H x 24" W

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An Ever-Changing and Enduring Nation

An Ever-Changing and Enduring Nation

medium: mixed media (acrylic, mesh wire, copper, glass, metal, oats, salt)
This bent and torn metal flag wraps around each side of the canvas. The stars evolve from the original circle of thirteen (on the left side of canvas) to the pattern of 50 (plus more someday?). And, even though we have been ripped apart over issues (symbolic chains are seen through the ripped flag), we have managed to reunite as One Nation. And we will stay united even if time, history and circumstance leave us somewhat tattered like an old flag. Our country (like this metal flag) will always endure.
12" H x 12" W

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Where Do We Go in a World Gone Mad?

Where Do We Go in a World Gone Mad?

medium: mixed media; acrylic, sand and news clippings
36" H x 36" W

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A Beautiful Connection

A Beautiful Connection

medium: two acrylic paintings, on canvas, sliced and woven together to create one image


The State Flower and the State Bird of New Jersey and Israel, were painted individually and then woven together as one. The writing: "Connected through the beauty and the love for the land."

36" H x 24" W

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A.R.M. Yourself

A.R.M. Yourself

medium: mixed media (acrylic, oil, plaster, salt)
Hate and Prejudice stem from an ignorance of which we cannot remain silent in the face of those who spew it. We must learn to defend ourselves, immediately, but in an educated way. "The David Project" offers the skills, tools, and knowledge that help us to respond (A.R.M. is an acronym for one of the methods). I created the art as if it were graffiti on the wall… a place where images and words have held their own form of influence and power in our society (often sending a message for the passer by.) The quote across the mouth "An imperfect voice is better than a perfect silence." comes from "The David Project" ( you can read more at: http://www.davidproject.org )
24" H x 24" W

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Enslaved by Green....Entombed by Greed.

Enslaved by Green....Entombed by Greed.

medium: oil
Perhaps this piece should have been placed in my dream-series: I woke up two nights in a row to scribble an image on my sketchpad; by the third day I began painting this image from my dreams. It was a suffocating environment of greed and chaos. I completed my piece; and one year later "Occupy-Wall Street" began.
40" H x 16" W

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...and the children, of Sderot, sing RED COLOR

...and the children, of Sderot, sing RED COLOR

medium: mixed media ( plaster, salt, sand, chains, glass, metal, news images, acrylic & ink, red-filtered led lights)
My words that wrap around the box-frame tell the story: "There’s a non-military town just outside of the Gaza Strip. It is home to a large number of Artists, Musicians & Poets; and, of course, to lots of children. It is a place that, when the code “Color Red” is blasted on the city-wide loudspeaker system, everyone has only 15 seconds to reach a bomb shelter to save their lives. …and the children, of Sderot, sing RED COLOR."
"Red Color" is a song that is taught to the young children, in Sderot, to help them cope with the terror of the incoming rockets. It directs them on what to do from the very first warning to the very end of the attack. This town is filled with many children living through such a large number of rocket attacks (year after year) that, by the time they reach middle school, half of them suffer from P.T.S.D. ..very sad.
23.25" H x 16" W

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H2O

H2O

medium: oil, gold mica, metallic pigments
The essence of what we are can surely be found in our waters. It is from where we originated. Water constitutes over 70% of our world; and we are the children of this “Water Planet”. Our human form is comprised mostly of this life-giving liquid as a reminder of our ties to our Earth. The secrets of how we were created can surely be found in our oceans. The memories of where we began are in the salt of our tears. And, no matter how far we evolve or venture from our beginnings, we will discover that H20 will be intertwined with our destiny. It is more precious than anything else; because without it we cannot exist.
36" H x 24" W

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Timeless Beauty

Timeless Beauty

medium: oil
I once read an article about a woman who lost both breasts to cancer. She recovered but, instead of implants, she chose to tattoo a rose across her chest. She said that her breast did not define her beauty; and that she could decide what was beautiful to her.
Her story inspired me to create "Timeless Beauty". The elements, in this painting, are symbols for woman and/or for beauty. The Orchids represent rare beauty, the Stocks are for affection. The Protea (below) is beautifully unique and one of the oldest flowers to inhabit our world. Her lips are for her sensuality. The pearls stand for love, purity and mysterious beauty. She holds the symbol of woman close to her heart and on her finger you can see a ring with the gaelic symbol for the three stages of a woman's life. These many characteristics sum up this beauty. A woman could never be reduced to a single symbol. She is sensitive, she is strong, she is loving, she is mysterious. She is pure, she is sensual, she is beautiful. These attributes entwine and create a bond that can only be known as the Timeless Beauty of Woman. This piece, along with "The Yellow Bra Abstract" and "Journey to the Cure" were created with the hope that someday no one will ever get breast cancer. Therefore, when any of these pieces sell (or sales of my prints and jewelry that are made from these images) a portion , of the sale, goes to a Cure for Breast Cancer.
30" H x 24" W

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A Voice Silenced

A Voice Silenced

medium: acrylic
24" H x 24" W

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Beyond Our Barriers

Beyond Our Barriers

medium: two acrylic painted canvases cut into strips and woven together with added mixed media
40" H x 24" W

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Past, Present, & Future

Past, Present, & Future

medium: oil, metallic pigments

My sentences can be read in any order:
shaped by our experiences
We hold the memories of our past.
we must see beyond what we are today
We are witnesses to the present.
in order to know what we can become
We are the hope for our future.
Our existence encompasses all.
48" H x 36" W

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A Bad Situation

A Bad Situation

medium: mixed media (oil, sand, salt)
24" H x 24" W

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Who Deems Themself as Worthy

Who Deems Themself as Worthy

medium: oil & swarovski crystal
16" H x 16" W

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Journey to the Cure

Journey to the Cure

medium: mixed media (acrylic, oil, gold mica)
16" H x 16" W

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