Argument By the Monkey Cage


Using my own Kindergarten paintings – yes I still have them! – I select and apply a section to a firm support and then the conversation begins…

I seek out gestural figures in periodicals and other paper ephemera, which are then reversed to see what serendipity they might bring. These images are aligned with the composition and colors of the painting to create or enhance a narrative.

In Argument By the Monkey Cage it’s an un-fun trip to the zoo. I saved my teacher’s explanatory writing and attached it to the back: “Monkey and Cage” she wrote. I took it from there. The quadrants in this painting create separate spaces. Bars everywhere, real and imagined. The figures range from somewhat conciliatory (the guy on the upper left) and not ready to make nice (figure on the lower right.) That pink  monkey behind turquoise bars is impassive.

  • Artist’s original vintage Kindergarten painting
  • Selected print media imagery, reversed
  • 12″ x 12″
  • One of a kind, of course
  • Ready to hang
  • Free shipping

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  • Materials:  Print media applied to the artist’s tempera-on-newsprint Kindergarten painting
  • Support: Sealed Birchwood Cradle
  • Size: 12″ x 12″ x .75″
  • Year: 2022
  • Ready to Hang
  • Free Shipping

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Dimensions 12 × 12 × .75 in