Oil/wax on Baltic Birch

 44 x 16.5 Inches, 45 x 17.5 inches Framed 


Stanhope Custom Frame, Shadow Box Graphite Maple

Nature morte, natura morta, Stilleben, stilleven, still life have been names used for paintings
in which inanimate objects are set up by the artist and observed in his studio.

However many 17th century still lifes included live birds, monkeys, cats, and dogs.
But why not both alive and dead? I named this series Alive Still Lifes.

Upon seeing, Mike Matheny the Cardinal's catcher, stretching out,
I noticed that his equipment overtook his body so the image looked like a still life and yet, he was alive under it all.

Alive Still Life 2 Mike Matheny St. Louis Cardinal's