Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Miscreants

The Miscreants

Yes, this is one of my  paintings and you may be surprised to see a very different artistic side of me.  I used to do a great deal of painting from my imagination and this seemed to be an appropriate way to meet the challenge when I was invited to participate in a show at Duke University.
Twenty artists were chosen to submit a work representative of  some of the research on "Cheating" by  Dr. Dan Ariely, James B. Duke professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics. The artists then attended a Dishonesty Forum at The Center For Advanced Hindsight in Durham, where Dan spoke about some of his research.  In my painting, I considered various cheating behaviors, and characters involved in this behavior.  The Ten Commandments are in the painting, since one of the findings in the experiments on cheating was that some type of reminder of morals or ethics has the effect of lowering the incidence of cheating. Take a look at Dan Ariely's  blog- it is quite interesting.

The Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University is
Pleased to Coordinate and Host the exhibition

Creative Dishonesty: Cheat Codes

on display at 2024 W Main St, Bay C, Durham, NC from

December 3, 2011 to January 31, 2012.
with an opening reception on
December 16th, 2011   6 – 10 PM

The Miscreants
30 x 40 in. oil on canvas
available at 

The Center For Advanced Hindsight
2024 W. Main Street
Durham, N.C.


  1. That is so neat! Congratulations on the invite, so exciting. Enjoy!


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