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Allegorical Paintings
This series of work plays off of the tropes of traditional Trompe l'œil painting where every element depicted is imbued with a coded meaning. These paintings are a contemporary slant on this antiquated structure, each symbol using word play, alliteration, and etymology to express ideas about present political, scientific or social events. The key included illustrates all hidden meanings.

"The Demotion of Pluto"
"The Demotion of Pluto"
oil on canvas.
60" x 40"