Manipulated Photographs > Badinage (Wall Assemblages with cut rubber and other elements)

Hand-cut rubber, hammered pewter, paint, graphite, wood
20" x 28" x 8"
Dangerous Semicircle
Copper mesh, paper, steel mesh, rubber, glass, wood
10" x 10" x 2"
Cut rubber, carbed wood, forged copper, cast plastic, paper, glass, shell
10" x 10" x 3"
Parce. From Late Middle English "small portion".
Brass netting, hand-cut rubber, graphite, wood, cut copper
12” Sq. x 1.5"
Rubber, Copper, Paper, Plexiglass, Pencil, Pigment, a Bearing
10" x 8" x 2"
The Deep or Long
Wood, Copper, Paper, Plexiglass, Skateboard
18" x 18" x 8"
Botanical...biologic...fantasy... intricate wall art is dimensional and textural.
Ribber, plexi, wood
H. 16” x 12”
Effervi, from Effervescent, latin, boiling up.
Hand-cut rubber, wood
18” Sq. x 3.5"
Hand Made Art, Multi Media Assemblage, Science and Celebration
Wood, Oil Stick, Plexiglass
15" Sq. v 5"
Chimera. Noun. Mythical beast made of parts of other animals.
Hand-cut rubber, plexi, graphite, wood
H. 20” 24”
An octet of multilayered panels inspired by arial photography of the Southwest.
Recycled rubber, paper, copper, glass
16.5" x 33" x 3.25"
Docket, from dock: short summery or abstract
Hand-cut rubber, wood
8”x 6” x 1.5"
Portrait of my late father's fashion sense.
Cut Rubber from Playground Ball, cut paper, wood
H. 30” x 15” x 2.5"
Percule. From Latin Percolair, from per: through and collar: to strain
Knit copper wire, hand-cut rubber, carved wood, paper, wood, paint
36” x 24” x 2"
Intumesce - From Latin, tumesce - to swell
Carved wood, Hand-cut rubber, plexi, wood
H. 24” x 20” x

Badinage (a French term for word play) was an invitational solo exhibition sponsored by the Mirabella Foundation for their eight Westlake Avenue storefront windows. Opening with the May 2015 South Lake Union Artwalk, it remained on view for six months.

Work for the exhibit combined painting, drawing, forged copper and metal, knit wire, and collage of unique hand-cut rubber elements, to create colorful and intricate musings on the secret dream life of words.

The assemblages, or dimensional paintings, of colorful abstract and familiar forms included sculptural elements that jutted out of the compositional frame and into space to create additional layers of shadows and movement.

Key elements of the pieces are free-form shapes that are scissor-cut from defective and surplussed rubber playground balls. These shapes, with their vivid colors and the eerily visceral surface of the familiar rubber playground balls, provide an evocative conceptual overlay around which the compositions are built.