Portfolio > 2020-22 on paper and canvas various series

Bodies of Language IV & V (diptych)
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 96 inches
2022
Bodies of Language IV
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2021
Bodies of Language V
oil and wax on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2022
Bodies of Language II
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2021
Bodies of Language I
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 48 inches
2020
Bodies of Language (I & II)
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 96 inches
2021
Bodies 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
NightnDay
oil and wax on canvas
30 x 40 inches
2022
Sway
oil and wax on canvas
18 x 24 inches
2020
Allure
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
Garden of Earthly D-lites
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
Garden of earthly d-lites II
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 in.
2022
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
16 x 20 inches
2021
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
Figuratively Speaking (where's my head at) II
collage on paper
22 x 30 in.
2022
Figuratively Speaking (where's my head at) III
collage and silkscreen on paper
22 x 30
2022
Court(ed):Be Mine II
oil and wax on canvas
48 x 60
2021
Courted III
oil and wax on canvas
24 x 48 inches
2022
Grounded I
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
Grounded II
acrylic on paper
18 x 24 inches
2021
Grounded III
acrylic on paper
22 x 30 inches
2021

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 Body of Language
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 (Body of Language) 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.

In Groundwork(s)
"Grounded I, II, III (on paper from 2021) composed of patterns from sneakers left on the ground.
Here, a visual metaphor for crossing paths, shared space, social unity.
In the Court(ed) abstractions I puzzle the relationship between the business of sports and the site from which players are drawn.Court(ed):Be Mine II and III utilize a schematic pattern that resonates with the courting of the NBA of prospective players.