Mother’s Cookies

art brute, Left Hand Painting, Painting With My Left Hand

Circus cookies
pink and white frosting
draped over cookie cracker
six amorphous shapes
pig, rhino, lion, elephant, bear
and a camel reminiscent of
a penis with legs
with sprinkles
little pops of color
like twinkle lights
on the holiday tree
sweet, small bites of
xmas
savored year round

Cetaceous Offering

Art, Left Hand Painting, Painting With My Left Hand

Years ago, I had a period in my life where I experienced dreams that were more than just simple dreams. This painting is about one of those dreams. In it, I am a whale in the Pacific Northwest. I’m not an Orca, I’m larger than that. Perhaps a grey or humpback. I know I am being hunted by a local tribe. We are not enemies. We are NOT enemies. Rather than fight them, I roll over and allow them to pierce my abdomen at my umbilicus with a very large wooden spear, giving my flesh to them.

As the spear pierces my whale belly I look down to see that I am no longer the whale but my current physical self with a wooden spear piercing my body front and back at my belly button. Everything turns to white and I wake up.

A friend took my dream to our local Paiute shaman who said that this was a message about my true nature.

Duck, Duck, Swan (Left Hand Painting)

Art, Left Hand Painting

Growing up I never felt pretty or thin enough. My parents never made me feel like I measured up. Around the age of 50, I received some old family photos from my uncle. One of which was my senior year of high school photo. I was surprised to see such a pretty girl. I wonder how I would have turned out if I saw myself differently then.