A Fine Mess 

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A Fine Mess 1

Digital Photograph 2012

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A Fine Mess 3

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A Fine Mess 4

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A Fine Mess 5

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A Fine Mess 6

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A Fine Mess 2

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A Fine Mess 12

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A Fine Mess 7

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A Fine Mess 9

Digital Photograph 2012

Like many things in modern American life, what looks colorful and fun is in reality a disgusting, sticky mess.  In the series “A Fine Mess”, painterly abstractions emerge from a gelatinous mass, with areas of soft focus and linear mass created from bits of colorful thread.  The thread is embedded in a viscous goo – petroleum jelly, a consumer by-product created from the same gelatinous goo that now coats our coastal regions.  The final bits of crystalized color come from petrified cotton candy.