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It's Not Easy Being Green

Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, California
March 28 - April 28, 2001

it's not easy being green: a meditation on the color green. green. the green party. ralph nader. 5%. "it's the environment stupid". organic produce. organic thinking. organic life. natural and artificial environments. natural environments made artificial. artificial environments made "natural". spills. wounds. scars. pin pricks. bandages. stitches. salves. band-aids. band-aid solutions. solutions: rain, water, moistness, verdancy, lushness, fertility, spring, flowers. stains. trails. bugs. bugger. greed, $$$$, jealousy, naivité, immaturity, sewing. binding. healing. revealing. physical, emotional, societal scars, observations and needs good and evil - good vs. evil: green in all it's glory and failings

embroidery its not easy being green

it's not easy being green (flowers); 44" x 44" x 2"; fabric, gold and beige thread, wood stretcher bars, 2001

it's not easy being green (insects); 44" x 44" x 2"; fabric, gold insect pins, gold thread, wood stretcher bars, 2001

detail of it's not easy being green (flowers) detail of it's not easy being green (insects)
the good guys

the good guys (#3); 8" x 12" x 10"; various fabrics, pom-poms, old clothes and thread; 2001

the good guys

the good guys (#4); 10" x 13" x 10"; various fabrics, pom-poms, old clothes and thread; 2001

These soft sculptural creatures, part of the good guys series, were conceived as part of a meditation on the color green and it's many manifestations, including greed, jealousy, naivite, immaturitty, verdancy, fertility and money, these playfully suggestive and erotically charged sculptures utilize various evocative and oftentimes provocative fabrics and old clothes to reveal, deal and possibly heal some of these associations and issues.

Also included is an installation of "white on white drawings" entitled "all hands on the bad one" utilizing pin-pricks, thread and Band-aids.

the good guys

the good guys (#2); 5" x 10" x 5"; various fabrics, pom-poms, old clothes and thread; 2001

the good guys

the good guys (#1); 7" x 12" x 9"; various fabrics, pom-poms, old clothes and thread; 2000