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For The Domestic Balance series, I mine the decorative fabric patterning tradition characteristic of toile, and adapt its narratives of pastoral bliss (and occasional social stratification). I re-configure them, utilizing the simplistic international figuration of pedestrian signs to create social tableaus drawn from familiar images in art, architecture or pictographs, etc. Here the figure is racialized in a tableau that depicts the disparities in urban/suburban development.

At Home After Matisse
At Home After Matisse
acrylic and ink on paper
72 x 52 in.