Candy Girls and Boys Under the Jellybean Tree Featuring Candy in the Tree: Strawberry Pop-tarts, Kinder Joy for Girls, Kinder Joy for Boys, Hostess Twinkies, Hostess Ho Hos, Hostess Cupcakes, Cherry Tootsie Pop, Sugar Babies, Peeps (bunnies and chicks), Hot Tamales, Unicorn Glitter Berry Baby Bottle Bop, Sweethearts (Be Mine, Baby Doll, Cutie Pie, Sweat Pea). Featuring Candy Shoes (from left): Red Hots, Life Savers, Strawberry Twizzlers, Pixie Stix, M&M’s, Good & Plenty, Sno-Caps, Gumballs, Pinwheel Starlight Mints. Featuring Vaccine Candy: Junior Mints, Dots, Cotton Candy Explosion Pop Rocks, Wintergreen Tic Tacs. Featuring Painted Clothing (from left) Banksy “Balloon Girl” shirt and pants, Candy Land shirt and bullet hole pants, John Currin “The Nursery” dress with basket of Sweethearts (Kiss, Hug, Luv), Lisa Yuskavage “Unknown” shirt, Pixie Stix pants, Maria Spector “Girl with Shirley Temple Dress”, Jeff Koons “Naked”/Jean-Francois Beuret “Enfants” dress, Sally Mann “Emmett, Jessie and Virginia” dress with black licorice wheel belt, Alice Neel “Isabetta” dress. Featuring Flowers and Fruit: Tulips, forget-me-nots, daisies, cherry blossoms, cherries. Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2021
Gouache on Paper
22”x41 1/2”
Candy Girls Under the Sugar-Plum Tree with Boy and the Artists that Painted Women featuring Bazooka Bubble Gum, Sour Punch Straws, Milky Way Chocolate Bar, Jolly Rancher Hard Candy, Warheads Extreme Sour Black Cherry, Nerds Seriously Strawberry, Chicklets Peppermint Gum, Atomic Fireball, Big Hunk Candy Bar, Blow Pop Cherry, Blow Pop Sour Apple, Hubba Bubba Gum; clothes based on Rue des Moulins (Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec), Hope II (Vision) (Gustav Klimt), Le Rêve (Pablo Picasso), Number 3 (Untitled) (Lee Krasner), Number 31 (Jackson Pollock), Dot Painting (Damien Hirst); tree and body of the snake based on The Downfall of Adam and Eve and their Expulsion from the Garden of Eden from the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo); head of snake based on Kaa from Disney’s Jungle Book. Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2020
Gouache on Paper
22"x22"
Ice Cream Boy
2021
Gouache on Paper
8"x13"
Cotton Candy Girl
2020
Gouache on Paper
8"x13"
Candy Girls Under the Sugar-Plum Tree featuring Tootsie Rolls, Sugar Daddies, Sweet Tarts, Good & Plenty, Chocolate Kisses, Sugar Plums, The Unicorn in Captivity (Unicorn Tapestries), Disney’s Little Mermaid, Madonna and Child (Artemisia Gentileschi). Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2018
Gouache on Paper
11"X22"
Candy Girls Under the Sugar-Plum Tree with Boy and His Super Soaker featuring Juicy Fruit Gum, Big Cherry, Juicy Drop Pop, Bit-O-Honey, Candy Apples, Chocolate Strawberries, Chocolate Cherries, Maraschino Cherries, Sucking Candy, Almond Joy, Chocolate Cat, Gingerbread Dog, Disney’s Snow White, Woman Holding a Fruit (Paul Gauguin), The Garden of Earthly Delights (Hieronymus Bosch). Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2018
Gouache on Paper
22"x22"
Candy Boy Under the Sugar-Plum Tree with Snake featuring Red Hots, Cherry Blow Pop, Sour Apple Blow Pop, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Devil Dogs; clothes based on R. Crumb (shirt) and Juicy Fruit Gum (pants). Tree and body of the snake based on The Downfall of Adam and Eve and their Expulsion from the Garden of Eden from the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo); head of snake based on Kaa from Disney’s Jungle Book. Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2019
Gouache on Paper
11"x11"
Candy Girl Under the Sugar-Plum Tree with Snake featuring Red Hots, Cherry Blow Pop, Sour Apple Blow Pop, Everlasting Gobstoppers, Devil Dogs; clothes based on R. Crumb (shirt) and Juicy Fruit Gum (pants). Tree and body of snake based on The Downfall of Adam and Eve and their Expulsion from the Garden of Eden from the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo); head of snake based on Kaa from Disney’s Jungle Book. Inspired by the poem “The Sugar-Plum Tree” (Eugene Field).
2018
Gouache on Paper
11"x11"