Guardian Amazon, monoprint, watercolor, 2011
Though still there, the humor is less overt in the Cannon Assault images (above), which are freely-rendered re-makes of famous Cezanne landscapes that have inexplicably been invaded by unmanned but hyperactive cannons, creating massive clouds of smoke so dense and pervasive that they nearly obliterate what Cezanne has so carefully wrought. To be both literal and punning about it, I have cannons taking out one of the canons of modernism. This group also includes an irreverent re-interpretation of Cezanne's irreverent painting, The Eternal Female. To Cezanne's array of celebratory trumpets and cash offerings by zealous admirers, I added a guy with a TV camera.