A series of oil paintings on canvas ordered in the context of colloquial aphorisms. Several were done as diptychs, two paintings essentially identical, taken from photographic records of various agricultural moments. The work was produced in 1998 to complete an MFA degree from Vermont College.

"Can't have your cake and eat it too"

"A stitch in time saves nine"

"You have to make hay while the sun shines"

"Don't put the cart before the horse"

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch"

"The more things change, the more they stay the same"

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"

"A watched pot never boils"

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" (diptych)

"Knock on wood"

"It's not the heat, it's the humidity" (diptych)

"Six of one, half a dozen of the other"

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration" (diptych)