From the collection of: monica johnson
Located in : Art, Sports, Statuary/Sculptural, Toys


The Wraped Art pieces are done wrapping fabric around things like a spoon or any old thing whose shape inspires. RUN FOR THE ROSES is an ice cream scoop and something else from the kitchen, i forget what, because when it was born again as Diane, a horse racing fan, i no longer remembered what was underneath. I think more people should do that. She is at the Kentucky Derby in all her finery. She is very rich and is a Queen in some unprouncable country. But she is conflicted about power which is why she wears her crown askew.

SHE’S GOT LEGS can be looked at in two ways. She can be a round lady who is quite proper, but when she stands on her head she is an acrobat capable of wonderful moves.

BLUE BABY depicts the birth of the Trinket Kings Baby. a blue baby. The doll is vintage 40’s/50’s with eyes that open and close. She is holding up a tiny blue baby. The Trinket King is made from a straw mask, yarn fabric and trinkets. A real cigarette in his mouth.

Bye Michael, Thanks For The Dance
Looks Are Everything
The Round Girl series
Jesus Saves On Shoes
Shh, She’s reading And Sleeping

What Allee has to say about this:
What kills me most about these pieces is that they’re all wrapped around an object and by the time they’re finished only the artist knows what the object is. Oftentimes, as is the case with “Run For The Roses”, the object is long forgotten. Which makes no difference as true art is just about going as long as you see something in front of you.

The detail in everything kills me. I love that they’re vertical stacks.

Starting with an ice cream scoop and ending up as a piece about the Kentucky Derby is a mysterious and wonderful path known only to the artist. What’s so great is that these pieces can mean 6000 different things to 6000 different people and 6000 different things every single day those 12,000 eyeballs look at them.