Stripped bare of gender and race, bones remind me of our shared architecture and intrinsic elegance. Drawing them is a deeply satisfying practice — their utilitarian design is comforting, while the absence they imply intimates mystery. There is a reason that I live with a skeleton in my studio.

Original work - Caran d’Ache Pencil, Acrylic Pen on Paper

9” x 8”

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Ships within 10 days from my studio in Napa, CA. Price includes shipping within the United States. International Shipping customers will receive an additional invoice based on location and size, and are responsible for all import duties, taxes and other fees such as VAT or GST.

Framing suggestions:

I recommend using a "floating" method of framing. First, attach your art to an acid-free foam core lift, hidden behind the work but mounted to a supporting white mat. Second, use a spacer to create space between the plexiglass and the surface of your work. The result is a look that keeps your art "floated" in the center of the frame. The depth that the foam core lift creates adds a slight shadow around the art, drawing extra attention to what makes it special.


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Any damage that takes place during shipping transit must be documented. Please alert me immediately and photograph the damage prior to opening the box.

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