The Purple Cape

Watercolor, charcoal, and graphite, 11″ x 14″, 1995


Powerful hands

Knowing glances

Security is the small child’s

Freedom to go out

Sure that they’ll be there

When the tiny prodigal returns.

The Gold Buckle

Watercolor, charcoal and graphite, 9″ x 12″, 1995

A man looks down to see it

The boy looks up

The man sees an invitation

The boy sees a wall

The men see eyes downcast

The boy sees Athena

Woman with Pony Tail

Ink, graphite and watercolor on paper, 10″ x 14″

Ever notice that models
look ten feet high?

Women look that way to boys

We look one another in the eyes

While little boys look

Little women buy Mademoiselle