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Forever Stamp (2016)
Oil on canvas 16x20 in.
Private collection

This painting is about the fall salmon migration through the North Pacific. I used a stencil from a “forever stamp” page from the post office trying to re-use ordinary detritus as a tool and to emphasize the idea of forever with the plastic in our oceans. The stacked yellow elements suggesting sculptor Donald Judd are now turned to Legos as a symbol of items from washed overboard from container ships ending up on the migratory route of oceanic travelers.