snake oilClouds of dust and the rumbling of wagon wheels from dark swamps of Louisiana, heading for the west. No one is safe from the dark magic of Dr. Max Glitz.

It’s the most elaborate and one of the most personal projects I’ve created.

Not just because it’s a long-dreaded self portrait, but also because it’s about how I feel as an artist trying to sell my own work. (Snake Oil in a Medicine Show.) I spent months researching, collecting old bottles, designing their labels, assembling the costume parts and painting the medicine show. I’m happier with this than with anything I’ve done for years.

Sir, my elixirs and potions are proven effective. Imported from the darkest jungles of Africa, and in the swamps of Louisiana were BLESSED BY A VOODOO QUEEN!