• Protector sources - 50 x 50 cm.

  • Guardian angel, 14th century ceiling fresco, unknown.

  • Elaboration of Kitagawa Utamaro painting 1795.

  • Pennsylvania Dutch “Liberty” cut out, ca. 1700.

  • Colombian Indios healing dance shield.

  • Plan for the Basilica of St. Peter’s, Rome, by Michelangelo.

  • 12th century manuscript symbolizing distrust of university teachers.Turned back and crossed arms indicate teaching in error.

  • Protector sources – 50 x 50 cm.

  • American plains Indian ghost dance coat, believed to make them invisible to the white man. The coats that survived have bullet holes in them.

  • Fashioned after a Linsey-Woolsey quilt, New England, 1815.

  • Hopi pottery design, thunderbird protector figure.

  • Detail courtyard of the city palace Udaipur, Mewar, Rajasthan ca. 1775.

  • One dollar bill.

  • Hannah Cohoon The tree of life 1854 Shaker art.

1995 On The Hole


This is a group of 12 paintings and drawings on hygienic toilet seat covers I made after moving to Italy in 1993.

I chose imagery that would render how deceiving the very things we think protect us can be.

Utilizing the “hole/whole” play on words, I represent those parts in us that change over a long period of living in a foreign country.

And the hole is that part of the whole picture that is missing, or that one misses.