Safe for Baby

“Safe for Baby” is an original handcut paper collage on 5×7 matboard.

This work is not political, it is just my own weird humor. The idea started with the “Bargain Priced Baby Swing” and reminded me of the vintage toys that I used to collect – with sharp edges, lead paint, small parts – you get the picture. Yet, we all survived, somehow… I added the man cleaning his gun, (blindly – why not?), along with the TOYS from the holiday cover of a 1950s magazine, and the text “Make the World Safe for Baby”. The tonal qualities of the old images really adds something to this piece for me, as well.