Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monkey Dreams

This portrait of a stuffed toy is a commission for someone who is also fond of water bears. It took some thought to combine the two into one painting so I painted the monkey as though he is dreaming about his little microscopic friends. I gave him a hill of sempervivum to sit with. Doesn't sempervivum mean "always alive?" It seems appropriate for a well loved toy animal friend.

My son translated the slogan on the back of a package of men's boxer shorts for me once. "Semper ubi sub ubi" - "Always wear underwear"


  1. Magical! Love how you integrate plants of your own into your work.

  2. Wow - I was sent here by a Elizabeth Tool - and so lovely your work is. So beautiful!! I feel touched by sweetness.
    Thank you for sharing this of yourself with us all.