This series explores what childhood looks like from the viewpoint of the parent. The children's gestures are inspired by mythology and backyard play. The surrounding botanical/anatomical forms function as parental protection and suggest its limitations.
 

Memory
2012
charcoal and pencil
46"x56"
Memory (detail)
Siblings
2010
pencil and colored pencil
9"x8"
Boy with Scars
2012
charcoal on paper
32"x50"
Hydra
2011
charcoal, pencil and pastel
50"x72"
private collection
Rivals
2010
oil on canvas
43"x61"
Vorpal Blade
2008
pencil and colored pencil
6"x8"
Beamish Boy
2008
charcoal, pastel and colored pencil
28"x30.5"
private collection
Cold Comfort
2007
charcoal and pastel
50"x75"
Boy Napping with Bears
2006
charcoal and colored pencil
50"x60"
Boy in Stripes
2010
oil on canvas
24"x30"
Study of Girl Screaming
2004
acryclic on paper
10"x15"
Whoopie
2011
pencil and colored pencil
13"x11"
Milk Boy
2007
pencil and colored pencil
8"x9.5"
private collection
Blood Canes
2007
pencil and colored pencil
13"x9"
private collection
Girl with Yoyo
2011
pencil
10"x12"
Floater
2011
pencil and colored pencil
8.5"x7"
Harvesters
2004
charcoal and colored pencil
70"x50"
available through BFP Creative
Gutter
2005
charcoal and colored pencil
50"x68"
available through BFP Creative