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The Hour of the Wolf(Man) Art Opening, Step Up Gallery, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, NM, 2023,

Cruising with Clark

(My Grandmother and Clark Gable)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

48"x60"

III. Pop Tributes

Cruising with Clark (My Grandmother and Clark Gable)

MANY OF MY ARTWORKS are tributes to people I have admired over the years. Be they family members, pop culture icons, master artists, or historical figures, they have each mentored and inspired me throughout my life. Thus, many of my works allude to others and/or their contributions to cultural understanding. By incorporating my own version of events in post modern-day times, I can express new renditions in my own style in the realm of the imagination.

  The music of Bob Dylan and John Lennon inspired me to think, relate, wonder, and feel, as have many of the master artists: Chagall, Kahlo, Modigliani, Picasso, Rosseau, Van Gogh, and Warhol, to name a few. I have also admired the work of New Mexico artist, David Bradley, and the anonymous painters of the Yugoslavian Primitive School. 

  "Cruising with Clark" (at left) pays tribute to my grandmother as seen here taking a dream cruise on The Maid of Warsaw. On the reverse, I  included the following lyric from the master of songwriting: 'You were so fine Clark Gable would have fell at your feet and laid his life on the line.' 

- Bob Dylan, "Don't Fall Apart on Me Tonight"    -M.A.

Grandmother, Marlon Brando, Indian Motorcycle, Polish Flag, Motorcycle Jacket, The Wild One, Cowboy Boots, Polska, Pop, Tribute

The Two Babkas 

(After Frida Kahlo)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

30"x40"

Grandmother, Clark Gable, The Maid of Warsaw, Poland, Cruise, Ocean Liner, Easter island, Tributes

The Abbey Road Expedition 

(My Grandmother Leading Others in Search of a Little Help from the Beatles. . . in These Hard Times)

Acrylic on paper, custom framed

24"x30"

SOLD

Bob Dylan, Duet, Grandmother, Singing, Soul Mates, Pop, Tribute

The Sleeping Artist
(After John William Waterhouse)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

36"x48"

Grandmother, Marlon Brando, Indian Motorcycle, Polish Flag, Motorcycle Jacket, The Wild One, Cowboy Boots, Polska, Pop, Tribute

Riding with Brando
(My Grandmother and
The Wild One)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

24"x30"

Grandmother, Clark Gable, The Maid of Warsaw, Poland, Cruise, Ocean Liner, Easter island, Tributes

Cruising with Clark 

(My Grandmother & Clark Gable)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

48"x60"

Bob Dylan, Duet, Grandmother, Singing, Soul Mates, Pop, Tribute

My Grandmother and
Bob Dylan Singing a Duet

Acrylic on masonite,

hand-framed

33"x23"

NFS

Van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, Gauguin, The Spirit of the Dead Watching, Starry Night, Allusion, Tribute, The Potato Eaters, Ramen Soup, Van Gogh's Bedroom, Starving Artists

The Ramen Eaters 
(Van Gogh and Gauguin)
Acrylic on masonite,
22"x28"
NFS

Van Gogh, Dog, Man's Best Friend, Starry Night, The Bedroom, Loyalty

Van Gogh's Dog
Acrylic on paper, framed
20
"x28"

SOLD

Aspens, Ravens, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe, Tribute, Allusion, Heart, Artists

Aspens, Ravens,
Frida Kahlo, 

and Georgia O'Keeffe
Acrylic on paper,
15"x11"

SOLD

Picasso, Dog, Tribute, Allusion, Artist, Whimsy

Picasso's Dog #4

Acrylic on paper, framed

6"x4"

SOLD

Sleeping, Babka, Rousseau, Tribute, Allusion, Parody, The Sleeping Gypsy, Grandmother, Babka

The Sleeping Babka 

(After Rousseau)

Acrylic on paper, framed

11"x15"

SOLD

Picasso, Dog, Tribute, Allusion, Artist, Whimsy, Beret

Picasso's Dog #5

Acrylic on paper, framed

15"x11"

SOLD

Absinthe Drinker, Bar, Pub, Green Fairy, Hallucination

The Absinthe Drinker 

(After Viktor Oliva)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

16"x20"

Grandmother, Art Exhibit, Museum

The Ghost of My Grandmother Coming to the Museum 

to See My Exhibit

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

16"x20"

Angel, Babka, Comfort, Salvation, the Scream

Angel Babka 

Silencing the Scream 

(After Edvard Munch)

Acrylic on panel board

20"x16"

Edgar Allan Poe, Lounge Lizard, Ravens, Tomb, Macabre, Pop Culture, Tribute, Master of Horror

Edgar Allan and the Ravens 

(A Funny Thing Happened to Me 

on the Way to the Tomb)

Acrylic on paper, unframed

20.5"x15"

SOLD

Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Grandmother, Frog, Nighthawk Cafe, Nighthawks, Parody, Pop, Tribute, Campbell Soup, Wonder Bread, King of Pop Art

Dinner with Andy 

at the Nighthawk Cafe 

(After Edward Hopper)

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

30"x48"

Ghost, Haunt, Petroglyph National Monument, Petroglyphs, Walter White, Bryan Cranston, Orange Moon, Salmon Moon, Albuquerque, Breaking Bad, Lobo, Luchadores, Pop Culture, Tribute

Rendezvous in the Petroglyphs 

(The Missing Episode)

Acrylic on paper, unframed

26.5"x21"

SOLD

Skinhead, Madonna

Skinhead Madonna #2


Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

20"x16"

Madonna, Halo, Black Star

Madonna with Black Star

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

20"x16"

Skinhead, Madonna, Eyes

Skinhead Madonna 

Looking the Other Way

Acrylic on canvas, gallery wrapped

20"x16

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