If squirrels did still life.

A no-nonsense black walnut pod is backed by three large monkey brains (aka hedge apples, osage oranges) behind a moss and lichen covered branch against a bright periwinkle background. A late afternoon in January squirrel lunch in suburbia. A chartreuse hedge apple perches upon a lichen encrusted slab of tree bark against a glowing warm backdrop. A squirrel's-eye view of dried corn cobs shining brightly against a deep blue sky.

pastel. 24x20.″