'Marshmallow Pi' from my "Series of Pun Paintings" and more specifically my 'Pi Series'. While working on my 'Pi Series' listening to the Beatles, more specifically 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds', they make reference to marshmallow pies. I wasn't sure at the time what a marshmallow pies were but I didn't need to know since I put my own spin on the imagery.
In my 'pun paintings' I deconstruct the English language by use of the pun. I was once told “it isn’t what you paint, but how you paint it.” I became bound and determined to prove that statement wrong. In my work it is about what I paint and how I paint it that makes it jump off the canvas. My Pun Paintings appeal to me personally for the humorous aspect and the witty form of intellectual play. Collectors of my work have expressed to me how much they love my work, every time they see it, it makes them smile and ready for whatever activity is next on the agenda. Also what a great conversation starter they are.
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