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MerMay II

MerMay II

Acrylic on reverse glass

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MerMay I

MerMay I

Acrylic on reverse glass

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MoonLight

MoonLight

Reverse glass paint and collage, glitter,fabric
17" H x 14" W

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More Leg, Please

More Leg, Please

Reverse glass paint and collage
21" H x 10" W

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ShowGirl I

ShowGirl I

Reverse glass paint and collage
21" H x 10" W

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Fearless

Fearless

Reverse glass paint & collage
14" H x 17" W

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WildCard Hula

WildCard Hula

Reverse glass paint and collage, glitter

“WildCard Hula” is one of many small works made in reference to the original “Hula” LiShinault larger oil painting from 1999.

“Hula” was a break-out piece of joy and celebration, and also an important work from the ‘Difficult Women’ series. The smaller renditions of “Hula” are fondly referred to as the “Hula Cousins”. Each of them in one way or another has borrowed the body of ‘Hula’, and made it their own.

For “WildCard Hula”, the arms and torso sproing wildly outward attached to a bouncing spiral ‘wire’. She dances, yet with a look of caution. Her bikini top features a smiley / frowny face design. The frown face represents those who have been stricken with breast cancer. In her case, she has overcome, but the scars are permanent. Her legs have multiplied because she represents many.

She dances to celebrate life
21" H x 10" W

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Hula's Floral Explosion

Hula's Floral Explosion

Reverse glass paint and collage, glitter
21" H x 9" W

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Hula On Break

Hula On Break

Reverse glass paint and collage
9" H x 17" W

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Golden Globe

Golden Globe

Reverse glass paint and collage, glitter
17" H x 14" W

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ChandeHula

ChandeHula

Reverse glass painted paper collage

“ChandeHula” is named for the chandelier the pretty lady here wears on her head as she whirls around in a little dance. If you look closely you can see tiny duck shapes hang from the chandelier. In a ‘nod’ to my sewn canvas and burlap art, I made faux ‘X’ stitches between the collaged paper and the copper paint in background. The ‘lovely duck’ (of love) accompanies her.
17" H x 14" W

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Shake Your Hula

Shake Your Hula

Reverse glass paint and collage

Created from absolute joy, “Shake Your Hula” was made along with the reverse glass “Hula” series based on the original LiShinault oil on canvas painting of a smiling, dancing, multi-armed life size hula dancer. Although this one is much smaller, I feel she evokes the joy of the original theme rather well. “Shake Your Hula” is shaking virtually the same maraca instrument as the original Hula….but she is shaking a lot more than that, especially with her quadrupled legs. Her dress is made of newsprint which has specific references to being in love and finding happiness.
-LiShinault
17" H x 14" W

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BirdDogDuck

BirdDogDuck

reverse glass painted collage

This is directly influenced by two figures from early works, “The Lovely Duck” and “Life And Death”. The duck body with stitch marks, turned to the right and topped with the head of the shiny black beak-wearing dog (featured in the third panel of “Life and Death”). Two bird dogs lived in a pen on the property behind my back yard. They would always howl when the church chimes rang. As an afterthought, I guess the duck body may be ironic since bird dogs were used for hunting ducks.
“BirdDogDuck” stands proudly on his mountain of collaged lentils against a silver mist.



7.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.5" D   

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RedFish (Fishtober III)

RedFish (Fishtober III)

Reverse glass paint and collage (original includes blonde wood frame adding 3/4" around sides)
10" H x 21" W

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Fishuly II

Fishuly II

Reverse glass pant & collage
10" H x 21" W x 1.75" D    Weight 1 lb

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Fishuly I

Fishuly I

Reverse glass paint & collage (original includes blonde wood frame adding 3/4" around sides)
10" H x 21" W x 1.75" D    Weight 1 lb

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Fish I

Fish I

Reverse glass paint and collage (original includes blonde wood frame adding 3/4" around sides)
10" H x 21" W

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Deep Thoughts

Deep Thoughts

Reverse glass paint and collage (original includes blonde wood frame adding 3/4" around sides)
10" H x 21" W

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Fishcember VIII

Fishcember VIII

Reverse glass paint & collage (original includes blonde wood frame adding 3/4" around sides)
9" H x 11" W x 1.25" D    Weight 1 lb

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Gleam

Gleam

Reverse glass painted collage
7.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.25" D   

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Magpie

Magpie

Reverse glass painted collage
10.5" H x 12.5" W x 1.5" D   

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"Reflector III" (top) & "Reflector IV" (lower)

"Reflector III" (top) & "Reflector IV" (lower)

Reverse glass sparkling hand painted eyes used in mosaic form with bits of mirror on a hangable tile backing.
Reflector IV
2" H x 4" W x 3" D    Weight 0.5 lb
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Apart II

Apart II

Fired and mounted ceramic tile with selectively broken mosaic areas

"Apart II" is another in the 'Difficult Women' series.
I used an earlier painting as a model….In this case I somewhat repainted “Apart” (oil on canvas) using paint glazes on ceramic tile. It is much smaller than the original, and the subject matter was dealt with in lighter tones. When I work with paint glazes on ceramic tile, the images appear bright and cartoon-like….fine with me, I can use more simplicity.
The story behind this piece is much like the original, but more about things in general than relationships. The young lady looks back to her past. Ahead of her are symbols of a bright future. The goat represents the good forces, those of friends she encounters who help her on her path.
The tiles were painted first, then purposely broken in various areas, with textured mosaic elements.

-LiShinault

11" H x 9" W

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DreamGirl

DreamGirl

“DreamGirl” was inspired by the ‘drum major’ hat and curly wig I like to wear for ‘dress-up’ occasions. This version was painted quickly originally on more than one tile, showing a whole body, but the outcome became just this one tile close up of her face. I always felt it was a dreamy image, so went with the title, “DreamGirl”.
5" H x 5" W

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Feather Boa

Feather Boa

Hand painted fired & mounted ceramic tile with glass mosaic borders

I imagined a stylish long, long neck duck wrapping around a lovely lady. I was inspired to make everything about this piece very light and bright to help the snake-like long neck duck seem less foreboding.
21" H x 13" W

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