Portfolio > 2020-21 on paper and canvas

Body of Language I
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2020
Body of Language II
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2021
Bodies of Language (I & II)
oil and wax on canvas
96 x 48 inches
2021
Body of Language III
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 60 inches
2021
Body of Language III (detail)
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 60 inches
2021
Nocturne
oil and wax on canvas
30 x 40 inches
2020
Sway
oil and wax on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2020
Scrolling X
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
Scrolling IX
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
 Abstractions on the consumption of commercialized female forms
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 in.
2020
Scrolling VIII
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2020
Scrolling series - Abstractions commercialized female forms and the iconic poses fashion advertising.
acrylic on paper
20 x 16 inches
2020
Abstractions on the consumption of commercialized female forms
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2020
Scrolling I
acrylic on paper
20 x 16 inches
2020
 Abstractions on the consumption of commercialized female forms
acrylic on paper
16 x 20 inches
2020
abstractions on the consumption of commercialized female forms.
acrylic on paper
16 x 20 inches
2020
 Abstractions on the online consumption of commercialized female forms
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2020
Force Field
acrylic and ink on paper
20 x 16 inches
2021
Trance
acrylic on paper
22 x 30 inches
2020

I explore current representations in popular culture that contribute to social disparity. I probe these systems in increasingly abstract paintings to make works that employ formal visual language, yet additionally, become opportunities for social reflection. In this way paintings, drawings, and occasional installations, address manufactured representations of women, ubiquitous in the commercial media, and their determining presence in shaping the identity of, and about, women.
In earlier works I manipulate appropriated fashion imagery doubling their iconic poses as minor deity figures to humorously underscore their power. In my current compositions I utilize shifting fragments of these poses to camouflage them as formal abstractions that additionally resonate with their familiar status as influencers in social media.