First item in the series DOLL PARTS (currently in production)
Our relentless pursuit for physical perfection, as defined by others, begins at birth. From infancy we are bombarded by images of the unattainable and respond by plastering and injecting ourselves with hazardous substances. We become willing participants in an array of injurious practices attempting to achieve this ideal projected upon us. As we perm, bleach, wax, wave, lift, nip, binge, and purge, we convey agreement that our value is lacking and signify that it is acceptable to define us solely on the basis of external appearances. This cycle continues only until such time when we are able to notice our own inherent value and realize we need only look inward to assess it.
8 x 10 inch giclée Objet trouvé also available
Love and Bullets
After the argument An extension of abuse As I accept, I signal my aggressor “Yes, you own me. I know my place.” Repayment demanded In intimate favors The cost of such lavishes Is lost dignity Abandoned Self And I remain Invalid
A pink piece of paper with the words “Notice to Vacate” was taped to the door. Boards had been nailed over the windows. Signs on the property read “Keep out! No trespassing!”
Relics of a happy family life cluttered the entire length of the curb. Cooking pots, gardening tools, a Spiderman Halloween mask, and a well-loved teddy bear memorialized a point in time when things were happy and good. These possessions were not discarded on purpose. They had to be left behind when the sheriff showed up. There just wasn’t any way to take it all with them when they were ordered to leave.
The bank had levied a cold and cruel demand: pick between your home and the health of your infant child. The family asked for more time and begged for special consideration. Their pleas were rejected and the proceedings moved swiftly.
What kind of system does this to people?
One that is broken, one that has failed its people, one that needs to be changed.
8 x 8 inch framed giclée
Objet trouvé also available
Excommunicated: 42 Crosses (Series)
Ongoing project. A series of objet trouvé memorializing the artist’s excommunication.
COMMONER, CRUCIFIED (2016) Each nail represents a strike against the artist as perceived by the Church, some old, others new, both large and small.
Found objects (wood, metal)
1 pound, 6 ounces
30 x 18 x ¾ inches
UNCHAINED (2016) After attempts to shame the artist into compliance didn't work, the Church excommunicated her for living her life in a way that was incompatible with their doctrine. In so doing, they unchained her. She was now free to answer callings congruent with her own soul, rather than obey directives dictated by a male-dominated religion.
Found objects (wood, metal)
11 x 6 x 1 inches
Number of individuals charged as a result of The Wall Street Financial Crisis: 0
Confirmed economic damages: Over $22 Trillion
Number charged in relation to Disrupt J20 Protests: 234
Alleged economic damages: Less than $100,000
Oil reduction on 12 x 9 inch paper
An idyllic surface conceals the harsh, stark reality lurking beneath a fragile façade. As I am pulled under again, I contemplate. Is this the last time?
Mixed media 12 x 24 x 1 inches
Currently on exhibition. Contact studio to schedule viewing.
Washed acrylic with textured underlay on 14 x 11 x 1/2 inch stretched canvas.
Off Da Bars
Mixed media on 11 x 14 x 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas.
Washed acrylic on 10 x 14 x 3/4 inch stretched canvas.
Acrylic on 14 x 11 x 1/2 inch stretched canvas.
Blue No. 1
Mixed media on 7 x 5 inch canvas panel.
Series representing the elements of fire, water and air.
FIRE Acrylic on 10 x 8 inch canvas panel.
WATER Acrylic on 6 x 6 inch canvas panel.
AIR Alcohol washed acrylic on 7 x 5 inch canvas panel.
Acrylic with alcohol washed underlay on 12 x 16 x 5/8 inch stretched canvas.