"Alligators Always Dress for Dinner" ●
This is a commissioned piece for a customer who fell in love with a previous "Alligators" piece, that had already sold. I worked on this piece over the last couple of weeks, knowing exactly where I was going with it . . . until I got to the alligator . . . the one I had was the wrong color . . so I opted for this little guy . . . he is more of a gecko . . . a distant cousin of the alligator, but he works!
Especially in his colorful garb, and with his articulated tail!
For this piece, I used a cabinet door from Habitat for Humanity, and covered it in tissue papers, and bits of other papers and ribbons, then over-laid with sewing pattern tissues.
The title is borrowed from a children's alphabet book, by the same name, of vintage photographs by Linda J Donigan, Michael Horwitz.