Father Gander


Medium: 6-13 Color Lithograph with chine collé

Edition: 30 (2 available)
Paper: Arches Cover, White with Japanese Silk Tissue chine collé
Paper Size: 15′′ x 19′′
Image Size: 9.5′′ x 12.25′′
unframed artists proof: $18,000

This set is a three year project based on reinvented children’s stories. The piece is formal. Each situation is a fragile tragedy placed gently in a forced set. The “Forest” shifts through seasons of light to reveal the possible lives of familiar situations. Red Riding Hood is shrouded in Turkish brocade, burdened by the gestation of her loveless matrimony. Goldilocks is carried away by the consequences of poor decisions. Snow White is an addict and Hansel and Gretel lean forward, Arbus’s angels, barely obscuring their disarming bond. Rapunzel assumes a stance of defiant sexuality, a cloistered rebel cutting her hair to the quick. Cinderella watches her back, anticipating her own happy ending. Fairytales are posed to prepare tender ears for uncomfortable situations and resolve them to champion fear. Father Gander represents edited moments of adult projection and human conflict.

Father Gander is in The Permanent Collection of The New York Public Library, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Lighton Collection and The Wewer Collection