15”x15” plastic army men & enamel paint on aluminum; oak frame.
$800 contact for inquiries
28”x30” toys & enamel paint on aluminum. white frame
CHAOS AT SUNSET
15”x15” plastic army men & enamel paint on aluminum. oak frame. 2018
10”x10” plastic army men & enamel paint on aluminum. pine frame. 2018
38”x27”. plastic army men and enamel paint on aluminum. white frame. 2018.
21"h x 32"w. corn, toys, and spray paint on wood. 2015.
Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem. Approximately one third of the global food supply depends on insect pollination. Native bee and honeybee populations are in steady decline due to intensive farming practices, heavy pesticide and herbicide use, and land development.
TRY THE TRAIN
25"h x 34"w. barley, wheat and rice on pvc. 2015.
$1500 contact for inquiries
12" x 12", barley, rice, and spray paint on aluminum, 2016
With the rise of the industrialized system of fast convenience "foods" fell the small family farms. Links in a chain that has broken down. Without access to safe healthy food, no one is free.
9"x9". barley and rice on aluminum. 2016.
$600 contact for inquiries
CHAINS • detail
CHAINS • detail
2 panels. each panel is 29"w x 16"h. wheat, rice & barley on PVC. 2015.
$4000 for both. can be sold separately. contact for inquiries
THICKER THAN WATER
11.5"x11.5" Barley, rice, and spray paint on aluminum. 2016
MONOPOLY ON LIFE
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
31.5"w x 39.5"h. childrens toys, corn, foam, spray paint & acrylic on aluminum. 2015.
Our government subsidizes the production of commodity crops such as corn in an effort to make sure we have enough of it and that prices stay low. In turn corn is really cheap, and so the production of sugar substitutes like high fructose corn syrup becomes a reasonable business move. These calories are cheap and abundant, but are starving our children of the nutrition necessary to thrive.
25"w x 36"h. army men and spray paint on plexi. 2012.
STILL LIFE 4
STILL LIFE 2
STILl LIFE 1
STILL LIFE 2
STILL LIFE 5
FORK AND HAND
48"h x 60"w. Toys, acrylic, and spray paint on wood. 2009.
Toy Soldier was made in response to reading "What is the what?", which chronicled the plight of a Southern Sudanese boys journey from his war torn homeland through Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and eventually Atlanta, Georgia. Toy Soldier is a portrait of a child soldier, something that Valentino Achek Deng experienced firsthand, and was a much too common site during the Sudanese civil war. Growing up in New Jersey, USA war was something of media, and of movies, and was never something you confronted in your own backyard. We played war as youths, picking guys and setting up elaborate battles, but that was it. It was play. This piece harkens back to that spirit of play while imposing the reality of a child that I do not know.
60"w x 84"h. plastic army men and spray paint on canvas. 2004.
$3600 contact for inquiries
48" x 72". military toys and sand on wood. 2005.
$1400 contact for inquiries
36"w x 48"h. toys, acrylic, and spray paint on wood. 2009.