HIGHER DEFINITIONS

Each of the paintings has a winning poker hand and the iconic collegiate number one, questioning the balance between chance and merit that leads us to being "winners." The pigs in these paintings are used in an idiomatic fashion representing many dualities including gluttony, greed, savings and compassion. In many cultures, pigs are considered good luck.

Be First to the Finish, 2011

Acrylic, Paper, Oil Crayon, Gold Leaf on canvas
63.5 x 63.5 cm
25 x 25 in

Giving to Receive, 2011

Acrylic, paper, Francs, and Drachmas on canvas
76.2 x 76.2 cm
30 x 30 in

Texas Hold'em, 2011 - SOLD

Private Collection
Acrylic and playing cards on canvas 76.2 x 76.2 cm
30 x 30 in

First Lessons, 2011

Acrylic, Paper, Oil Crayon, Gold Leaf on canvas
76.2 x 76.2 cm
30 x 30 in

Cheaters Sometimes Get Caught, 2011 - SOLD

Private Collection
Acrylic,oil Crayon, gold leaf, and playing cards on canvas
76.2 x 76.2 cm
30 x 30 in

Gracious Winner, 2011 - SOLD

Private Collection
Acrylic,Paper,Oil Crayon,Gold Leaf and playing cards on canvas
50.8 x 50.8 cm
20 x 20 in