Edge of The Elements

Edge of The Elements – Oil on canvas – 86 x 72 inches – (218 x 183 cm.)

Once upon a time—but not that long ago—a girl wandered into a deep forest. She was young and unafraid, and became enchanted by the hum of bees and the fragrance of pines and cedars. Bird songs guided her past brambles, sinkholes and other dark places. After awhile she came to the edge of a lake.

Looking down into the water, she saw leaves half-buried in the muddy bottom, a slender branch that disappeared and then reemerged, shadows of branches above her, and the burning sun, half-hidden behind sheets of clouds. But she herself cast no reflection. “Why can’t I see myself?” she wondered. “Where am I?”

The ones she had left behind, who wondered what became of her, did not blame her for wandering away, and we should not either. She was simply curious and unafraid when she unbuttoned what she was wearing and stepped into the water.

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The Ones Who Disappeared

When they have some free time from modeling sports jackets and pantyhose, the ones who disappeared feel that it’s only natural to enjoy other disappearances.
 The Ones Who Disappeared – watercolor – 9 x 12 inches.

Del Oro: Rain

Del Oro: Rain – Archival Digital Print – 15 x 20 inches

Imaginary Films – The street exists and so does the rain and the cars and the man and woman with the umbrella. The theater exists too, but the movies don’t; they’re inventions.
I wondered why no one has bought this print. My friend said it’s because “your titles are too somber. Here are three better ones:
The Elderly Brothers
Renegade Biker Sluts.”

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