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"Selected Smiles" is a new series of twenty-six editions of serigraphs with each print directly connected to one of the letters of the alphabet. "Happiness, and the outward display of such, is an unavoidable pervasive theme for this new body of work. Human expressions have always been crucial, poignant elements in my art. Some of the faces in this series are storied, significant, similar, or just plain silly. My work can be subjective and personal at times, but always strives to be deliberate, immediate, and revealing. The bold, graphic quality of the black and white serigraph allows me to get at the fundamental roots of process and content. In my portrait selections, there’s a focus on issues of gender, identity, character, humor, personality, ethnic heritage, and contemporary culture. My work allows the viewer to find parallels between the portraits I have chosen to showcase and the people that they encounter in their own daily experience."
Anti-Apartheid Smile
Barack's Smile
Civil Smile
Dreamy Smile
Edentulous Smile
Facetious Smile
Gross Smile
Honest Smile
Infatigable Smile
Juxtaposed Smile
Knowledgable Smile
Late Smile
Make Me Smile
Newsworthy Smile
Obsessed Smile
Presidential Smile
Quintessential Smile
Relative Smile
Superhero Hybrid Smile
Tonight's Smile
Unnerving Smile
Vibrant Smile
Winged Smile
xoxo Smile
Youngest Smile
Zany Smile