Darwin's Daughter Learns Deportment

Gosh, what would you call this piece — poetic realism, romantic realism, magic realism? I am a visual story teller so I guess it is all of them. I have two friends that are working on cabinet of curiosities pieces of art. One, Kevin Sloan, is a wonderful painter and the other, Pat Chapman, is an assemblage artist. Pat is doing actual cabinets with objects based on stories that she and her sister have written. These two friends have inspired this piece.

The first time I showed this 36" x 24" piece to a group of people, someone asked "what is deportment". It left me kind of speechless. I expected a comment about all the weird elements.


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