The hybrids recast creatures from myths and folklore into superheroes for the modern family. Emerson’s advice to “first be good animals” suggests a respect for what civilized life so often ignores. I am, after all, an animal.
For example, the absurdity of the reclining nude cum sow pokes fun at the notion of ‘supermom.’ The woman is erotic, deformed, a goddess and a pig. 

Man Nurses Puppies
1999
pencil and colored pencil
11"x8.5"
Self-Portrait as Sow
2003
pencil and colored pencil
11"x8.5"
private collection
Frog in Transition
1999
pencil
11"x8.5"
Reclining Nude with Piglets I
2003
charcoal and colored pencil
32"x30"
private collection
Reclining Nude with Piglets II
2003
charcoal and colored pencil
38"x50"
available through BFP Creative
Dog Giving Birth
1999
pencil and colored pencil
10"x8"
available through BFP Creative
Belly
1999
pencil
22"x15"
private collection
Cradle
1999
pencil
22"x30"
Nurse
2002
pencil and colored pencil
11.5"x15.25"