Private Home+Public Art
2005, latex, acrylic on Tyvek, 240x216 inches
2005, acrylic, latex on Tyvek, twinkle lights
The Sky Is Falling (20 Ninth Street)
2006, acrylic,latex on Tyvek, dimensions vary
The Sky Is Falling (Warehouse Gallery)
2006, latex on Tyvek
O Lord Make My Enemies Ridiculous
2006, latex, enamel on Tyvek, title courtesy Voltaire
Nightmare on Ninth Street
2003, inflatable pumpkin with ghosts, plastic spider, enamel and crayon on paper and styrofoam, twinkle lights
2003, plush bunny, stop work order, tape, reinstalled at the Hancocks/Gutman home and studio, London
CALL ME (20 Ninth Street)
2008, acrylic, enamel on Tyvek, twinkle lights, cell phone audio
Over the years I have used my garden in Capitol Hill in Washington for installations, often treating the front elevation of my home as a large painting support.
The first Studies in Domination were political protests created under the guise of holiday decorations, such as Nightmare on Ninth and Happy Easter.
In Cajun Christmas, I painted my house as if it had been inundated by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina, then sold the work by the square foot to benefit Louisiana artists.
The Sky is Falling was a peripatetic painting that required the viewer to travel from my house to Warehouse Gallery downtown to see the entire work.
Several years ago, I started the Private Home+Public Art Project to encourage other artists to use their homes and studios for the installation of public art.