Not Oz is a collection of paintings that expand on the images in my poetry collection by the same name. The Not Oz poems are rewrites of classic fairytales. In the original tales, women over the age of 25 are often antagonists, where young girls are victimized. In my versions of these stories there is a reversal of that paradigm. The paintings are flattened spaces, with hyperbolized color, and many of the female forms are appropriated from pin-up girls. Some characters are directly lifted from children’s books.