This work is directly linked to my Ode to 20th Century Painting portfolio mixed media works, simply sans color. Art historically it may be closely related to Meret Oppenheim's surrealist objects, which are an on-going source of inspiration. Internally, the portfolio comes from a very difficult time during my early childhood. I started the series in 2007, and periodically, as recently as 2018, I add to it. To get a closer look at an image in this portfolio, click on it.