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Bouquet for May

Walnut, velvet, dried scouring rush, dried poppies, dried flowers, cow hide, house flies, painted ceramic, artificial hair, moss, water buffalo hide, rat and mouse skulls, found sticks, Christmas tree stump, polymer clay, miniature drum, vinyl fabric, upholstery tacks and brads, manzanita branch, wire, pigskin, silicone rubber, human hair. 27 1/2" x 27 1/2" x 13". 2005.

These wall pieces are opulent collages of contrasting forms, materials, and scale. Hybrids of funeral garlands, recreational arts of the 1870s (and 1970s), and natural history displays, they are each dedicated to a significant person in my personal life.