Eleventh Series: Homage to Alice Neel, edition 12. Placed August 4-10, 2010 in New York. I admire Neel’s paintings, legacy, and influence. But my favorite Neel is not one of her revealing portraits but the use of plants in one of her still life works titled Philodendron, 1970. And not just this painting but the way that plant pervasively peeks into other paintings like Priscilla Johnson at the Speed Museum. And, I like the way she makes me think about philodendrons and other pet house plants. Each collage consists of a 2 x 3 ½ inch poly bag, multiple images of my photographs of my mother’s philodendron back lit with afternoon light and printed on semi transparent velum paper, with plain flat sequins in yellow, green, gold, blue. On verso is the signifier word sticker, title of series, edition number, and a tiny sticker of the Priscilla Johnson painting. Signifier words for this series are: collector of souls, communist, greenwich village, havana, philadelphia, portrait painter, spanish harlem, and WPA. Did you see one? Tell me.